2010 Rally New Zealand

The 2010 Rally New Zealand was the fifth round of the 2010 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 7–9 May and is based in the country's largest city, Auckland. The rally was also the fourth round of both the Production World Rally Championship and the Super 2000 World Rally Championship.

2010 Rally New Zealand
40th Rally New Zealand
Round 5 of the 2010 World Rally Championship
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Host country New Zealand
Rally baseAuckland, New Zealand
Dates run7 May – 9 2010
Stages21 (396.50 km; 246.37 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel with some asphalt
Overall distance1,496.51 km (929.89 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFinland Jari-Matti Latvala
United Kingdom BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT
Crews54 at start, 38 at finish

Jari-Matti Latvala took his third WRC win after taking advantage of an error by Sébastien Ogier on the final stage; which promoted the Finn into first place.[2] Latvala eventually took the victory by just 2.4 seconds with Sébastien Loeb a further 12.8 seconds back in third position. Loeb had been leading prior to stage 19, before hitting a tree which cost him over 40 seconds.[3]

Jari Ketomaa won the Super 2000 class of the rally, finishing in eighth position overall. Xavier Pons also broke the top ten overall as he finished behind Ketomaa to extend his championship lead to 20 points over Martin Prokop, who finished third in the class. Home drivers dominated the PWRC class as Pirelli Star Driver Hayden Paddon, Emma Gilmour and Kingsley Thompson took a 1-2-3 for New Zealand drivers.

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 09 4:04:09.8 0.0 25
2.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën C4 WRC 4:04:12.2 2.4 18
3.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 4:04:25.0 15.2 15
4.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 09 4:04:31.1 21.3 12
5.   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Citroën C4 WRC 4:04:35.6 25.8 10
6.   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 4:07:35.8 3:26.0 8
7.   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor Ford Focus RS WRC 08 4:10:25.1 6:15.3 6
8.   Jari Ketomaa   Mika Stenberg Ford Fiesta S2000 4:14:29.1 10:19.3 4
9.   Federico Villagra   Jorge Pérez Companc Ford Focus RS WRC 08 4:14:59.6 10:49.8 2
10.   Xavier Pons   Alex Haro Ford Fiesta S2000 4:15:23.2 11:13.4 1
SWRC
1. (8.)   Jari Ketomaa   Mika Stenberg Ford Fiesta S2000 4:14:29.1 0.0 25
2. (10.)   Xavier Pons   Alex Haro Ford Fiesta S2000 4:15:23.2 54.1 18
3. (11.)   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 4:15:43.1 1:14.0 15
4. (12.)   Patrik Sandell   Emil Axelsson Škoda Fabia S2000 4:16:08.5 1:39.4 12
5. (13.)   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini Škoda Fabia S2000 4:16:43.9 2:14.8 10
PWRC
1. (14.)   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4:19:28.8 0.0 25
2. (17.)   Emma Gilmour   Glenn MacNeall Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:22:44.2 3:15.4 18
3. (20.)   Kingsley Thompson   Malcolm Peden Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:28:38.8 9:10.0 15
4. (26.)   Toshi Arai   Daniel Barritt Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:37:39.3 18:10.5 12
5. (27.)   Gianluca Linari   Paolo Gregoriani Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:38:54.1 19:25.3 10
6. (35.)   Paulo Nobre   Edu Paula Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 5:07:02.3 47:33.5 8

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(7 May)
SS1 09:03 Waipu Gorge 11.09 km   Petter Solberg 6:34.8 101.12 km/h   Petter Solberg
SS2 09:26 Brooks 1 13.60 km   Sébastien Ogier 8:13.7 99.17 km/h
SS3 10:19 Bull 1 32.56 km   Dani Sordo 20:50.9 93.71 km/h   Dani Sordo
SS4 11:02 Cassidy 1 22.20 km   Dani Sordo 12:47.5 104.13 km/h
SS5 13:38 Springfield 9.87 km   Sébastien Ogier 5:36.5 105.59 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS6 14:11 Brooks 2 13.60 km   Sébastien Ogier 7:56.5 102.75 km/h
SS7 14:59 Bull 2 32.56 km   Sébastien Loeb 20:01.1 97.59 km/h   Jari-Matti Latvala
SS8 15:42 Cassidy 2 22.20 km   Petter Solberg 12:15.2 108.71 km/h   Petter Solberg
SS9 18:45 SSS Auckland Domain 1.50 km   Sébastien Loeb
  Sébastien Ogier
1:06.4 81.33 km/h
2
(8 May)
SS10 07:43 New Franklin 1 20.82 km   Sébastien Loeb 11:39.9 107.09 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS11 08:33 Baker 1 21.42 km   Sébastien Loeb 12:45.6 100.72 km/h
SS12 09:11 Te Akau Coast 1 30.89 km   Sébastien Loeb 18:08.3 102.18 km/h
SS13 11:46 SSS Hampton Downs 1 4.68 km   Sébastien Ogier 2:38.3 106.43 km/h
SS14 12:49 New Franklin 2 20.82 km   Sébastien Loeb 11:14.5 111.12 km/h
SS15 13:39 Baker 2 21.42 km   Sébastien Loeb 12:05.1 106.35 km/h
SS16 14:17 Te Akau Coast 2 30.89 km   Sébastien Loeb 17:26.2 106.29 km/h
SS17 15:59 SSS Hampton Downs 2 4.68 km   Sébastien Ogier 2:36.3 107.79 km/h
3
(9 May)
SS18 08:38 Te Hutewai 1 11.13 km   Mikko Hirvonen 7:53.5 84.62 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
SS19 09:11 Whaanga Coast 1 29.67 km   Petter Solberg 21:27.9 82.94 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS20 10:51 Te Hutewai 2 11.13 km   Sébastien Loeb 7:30.9 88.86 km/h
SS21 11:24 Whaanga Coast 2 29.67 km   Dani Sordo 20:49.3 85.50 km/h   Jari-Matti Latvala

Standings after the rallyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rally New Zealand 2010: Itinerary" (PDF). World Rally Championship. Rally New Zealand; International Sportsworld Communicators. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Jari-Matti Latvala wins Rally New Zealand!". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "SS19: Loeb goes off!". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2010.[permanent dead link]

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