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2010 Rally Finland

The 2010 Neste Oil Rally Finland was the 60th Rally Finland and the eighth round of the 2010 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over July 29–31, and is based in Jyväskylä, the capital of the Central Finland region. The rally was also the fifth round of the Production World Rally Championship and the sixth round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship.

2010 Rally Finland
60th Neste Oil Rally Finland
Round 8 of the 2010 World Rally Championship
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Neste Oil Rally 2010 - Jari-Matti Latvala in shakedown.jpg
Rally winner Jari-Matti Latvala during the shakedown in Muurame.
Host country Finland
Rally baseJyväskylä, Finland
Dates runJuly 29 – 31 2010
Stages19 (310.29 km; 192.81 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Overall distance1,308.17 km (812.86 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFinland Jari-Matti Latvala
United Kingdom BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT
Crews99 at start, 61 at finish

Jari-Matti Latvala took his second victory of the season, and the fourth of his WRC career after holding off the Citroën C4s of Sébastien Ogier, Sébastien Loeb and Petter Solberg, as the four drivers were separated by just over 30 seconds at the rally's conclusion.[2]

In the junior classes, Intercontinental Rally Challenge championship leader Juho Hänninen made a guest appearance in the Super 2000 class, and wound up winning the class and taking two overall championship points for ninth position. Per-Gunnar Andersson also claimed an overall point, as he finished second in class. One of the selections for the Pirelli Star Driver and a protégé of former WRC driver Markko Märtin, Ott Tänak claimed victory in the PWRC, on his first appearance in the class this season.

Entry ListEdit

No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Gr. Cl.
1   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena   Citroën Total World Rally Team Citroën C4 WRC A 8
2   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Citroën Total World Rally Team Citroën C4 WRC A 8
3   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen   BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 09 A 8
4   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 09 A 8
5   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin   Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A 8
6   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor   Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A 8
7   Daniel Sordo   Marc Martí   Citroën Junior Team Citroën C4 WRC A 8
8   Kimi Räikkönen   Kaj Lindström   Citroën Junior Team Citroën C4 WRC A 8
11   Petter Solberg   Chris Patterson   Petter Solberg World Rally Team Citroën C4 WRC A 8
12   Juha Kankkunen   Juha Repo   Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A 8
14   Khalid Al-Qassimi   Michael Orr   BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A 8
15   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson   Adapta Motorsport Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 A 8
16   Jouni Ampuja   Mika Rajasalo   WordDive Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 A 8
17   Mattias Therman   Janne Perälä   Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 08 A 8
18   Jouni Arolainen   Matti-Jussi Partanen   Jouni Arolainen Ford Focus RS WRC 05 A 8
21   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek   Czech Ford National Team Ford Fiesta S2000 N 4
22   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini   Barwa Rally Team Ford Fiesta S2000 N 4
23   Michał Kościuszko   Maciej Szczepaniak   Dynamic World Rally Team Škoda Fabia S2000 N 4
24   Patrik Sandell   Emil Axelsson   Red Bull Rallye Team Škoda Fabia S2000 N 4
27   Janne Tuohino   Marko Sallinen   JanPro Ford Fiesta S2000 N 4
29   Jari Ketomaa   Mika Stenberg   Shanghai FCACA Rally Team Ford Fiesta S2000 N 4
30   Albert Llovera   Borja Rozada   Albert Llovera Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 N 4
34   Martin Semerád   Michal Ernst   Czech National Team Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX N 4
36   Nicholai Georgiou   Joseph Matar   Pirelli Star Driver Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
37   Peter Horsey   Calvin Cooledge   Pirelli Star Driver Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
38   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard   Pirelli Star Driver Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
39   Alex Raschi   Rudy Pollet   Pirelli Star Driver Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
40   Ott Tänak   Kuldar Sikk   Pirelli Star Driver Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
41   Alessandro Bruschetta   Edoardo Civiero   Hawk Racing Club SRL Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
42   Miguel Angel Baldoni   José Díaz   Miguel Angel Baldoni Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX N 4
43   Reijo Muhonen   Miika Teiskonen   Reijo Muhonen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
44   Paulo Nobre   Edu Paula   Palmeirinha Rally Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
45   Rui Wang   Yiping Chen   Shanghai FCACA Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
46   Anders Grøndal   Veronica Engan   Anders Grøndal WRC Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
47   Nuno Barroso Pereira   Pedro Conde   Tommi Mäkinen Racing Oy Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
48   Patrik Flodin   Göran Bergsten   Uspenskiy Rally Tecnica Subaru Impreza WRX STi N 4
49   Juha Salo   Jarkko Kalliolepo   Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Finland Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
50   Jukka Ketomäki   Kai Risberg   Kai Risberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X N 4
51   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula   Juho Hänninen Škoda Fabia S2000 N 4
52   Matti Rantanen   Mikko Lukka   Matti Rantanen Škoda Fabia S2000 N 4
53   Per-Gunnar Andersson   Anders Fredriksson   RUFA Sport Škoda Fabia S2000 N 4
54   Michel Jourdain, Jr.   Óscar Sánchez   Nextel-Televisa Deportes WRT Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX N 4
61   Dennis Kuipers   Frédéric Miclotte   Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Fiesta S2000 N 4

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 09 2:31:29.6 0.0 25
2.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën C4 WRC 2:31:39.7 10.1 18
3.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 2:31:55.6 26.0 15
4.   Petter Solberg   Chris Patterson Citroën C4 WRC 2:32:00.3 30.7 12
5.   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Citroën C4 WRC 2:33:14.6 1:45.0 10
6.   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 2:37:13.3 5:43.7 8
7.   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 2:37:20.4 5:50.8 6
8.   Juha Kankkunen   Juha Repo Ford Focus RS WRC 08 2:39:18.6 7:49.0 4
9.   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 2:40:34.6 9:05.0 2
10.   Per-Gunnar Andersson   Anders Fredriksson Škoda Fabia S2000 2:41:45.3 10:15.7 1
SWRC
1. (9.)   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 2:40:34.6 0.0 25
2. (10.)   Per-Gunnar Andersson   Anders Fredriksson Škoda Fabia S2000 2:41:45.3 1:10.7 18
3. (11.)   Patrik Sandell   Emil Axelsson Škoda Fabia S2000 2:42:04.6 1:30.0 15
4. (13.)   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 2:44:41.8 4:07.2 12
5. (16.)   Michał Kościuszko   Maciek Szczepaniak Ford Fiesta S2000 2:46:29.7 5:55.1 10
6. (17.)   Janne Tuohino   Markku Tuohino Ford Fiesta S2000 2:46:44.3 6:09.7 8
7. (29.)   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini Škoda Fabia S2000 2:57:50.1 17:15.5 6
PWRC
1. (18.)   Ott Tänak   Kuldar Sikk Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 2:46:50.5 0.0 25
2. (20.)   Jukka Ketomäki   Kai Risberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 2:48:18.8 1:28.3 18
3. (21.)   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 2:49:56.5 3:06.0 15
4. (24.)   Anders Grøndal   Veronica Engan Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2:51:45.8 4:55.3 12
5. (28.)   Alex Raschi   Rudy Pollet Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 2:57:03.6 10:13.1 10
6. (30.)   Martin Semerád   Bohuslav Ceplecha Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2:58:26.7 11:36.2 8
7. (32.)   Reijo Muhonen   Lasse Miettinen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 2:59:52.5 13:02.0 6
8. (39.)   Wang Rui   Pan Hongyu Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3:04:53.4 18:02.9 4
9. (40.)   Peter Horsey   Moses Matovu Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3:05:15.6 18:25.1 2
10. (41.)   Nicholai Georgiou   Joseph Matar Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3:05:58.2 19:07.7 1

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(29–30 July)
SS1 18:45 Laajavuori 1 4.31 km   Petter Solberg 2:33.2 98.46 km/h   Petter Solberg
SS2 07:42 Urria 1 12.75 km   Mikko Hirvonen 5:55.8 129.01 km/h   Mikko Hirvonen
SS3 08:40 Jukojärvi 1 22.29 km   Mikko Hirvonen 10:33.7 126.63 km/h
SS4 10:06 Urria 2 12.75 km   Sébastien Ogier 5:52.9 130.07 km/h   Petter Solberg
SS5 11:04 Jukojärvi 2 22.29 km   Dani Sordo 10:28.7 127.63 km/h
SS6 13:58 Lankamaa 24.87 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 12:03.3 123.78 km/h
SS7 15:01 Sirkkamäki 1 6.45 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 3:04.4 125.92 km/h   Jari-Matti Latvala
SS8 15:36 Myhinpää 1 15.52 km   Sébastien Loeb 7:07.8 130.60 km/h
SS9 17:27 Sirkkamäki 2 6.45 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 3:01.4 128.00 km/h
SS10 18:02 Myhinpää 2 15.52 km   Sébastien Loeb 6:59.8 133.09 km/h
SS11 20:00 Laajavuori 2 4.19 km   Petter Solberg 2:35.1 97.25 km/h
2
(31 July)
SS12 07:33 Kolonkulma 10.35 km   Sébastien Ogier 5:06.4 121.61 km/h
SS13 08:01 Väärinmaja 29.29 km   Sébastien Loeb 14:46.9 118.89 km/h
SS14 09:44 Surkee 1 19.59 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 9:56.4 118.25 km/h
SS15 11:59 Leustu 1 21.35 km   Sébastien Loeb 10:08.8 126.25 km/h
SS16 12:46 Himos 1 20.63 km   Sébastien Loeb 10:28.5 118.17 km/h
SS17 14:03 Surkee 2 19.59 km   Sébastien Ogier 9:53.6 118.81 km/h
SS18 16:23 Leustu 2 21.35 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 9:59.9 128.12 km/h
SS19 17:10 Himos 2 20.63 km   Sébastien Ogier 10:15.7 120.62 km/h

Standings after the rallyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Neste Oil Rally Finland 2010: Itinerary" (PDF). World Rally Championship. Rally Finland; International Sportsworld Communicators. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 August 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Latvala wins Neste Oil Rally Finland!". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 2010-07-31. Archived from the original on August 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-31.

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