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2010 Rally Sweden

The 2010 Rally Sweden was the opening round of the 2010 World Rally Championship season. It was the season's first and only event held on snow- and ice-covered gravel roads. The rally was held over February 11–14, beginning with a Super Special Stage in the event's base town of Karlstad. The rally was also the first round of both the Production Car World Rally Championship, and the brand-new Super 2000 World Rally Championship.[1]

58th Uddeholm Swedish Rally
58th Rally Sweden
Round 1 of the 2010 World Rally Championship
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Host country Sweden
Rally baseKarlstad, Sweden
Dates runFebruary 11 – 14 2010
Stages21 (345.15 km; 214.47 miles)
Stage surfaceSnow-/Ice-covered gravel
Overall distance1,879.23 km (1,167.70 miles)
Results
Overall winnerFinland Mikko Hirvonen
United Kingdom BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT
Crews55 at start, 43 at finish

The rally was the first to incorporate the new points system introduced to all classes for the 2010 season. The system sees 25 points awarded for first, 18 for second, with third receiving 15, 12 for fourth and then ten, eight, six, four, two, and one for tenth place.[2]

Mikko Hirvonen won the rally, taking the twelfth win of his career. Hirvonen took six stage wins over the course of the rally, leading overall from Stage 5 onwards. Reigning world champion Sébastien Loeb finished second, some 42 seconds behind the Finn, with Hirvonen's teammate Jari-Matti Latvala completing the podium in third place. Further back, Marcus Grönholm returned to a WRC event, but finished outside of the points in 21st position. 2007 Formula One world champion Kimi Räikkönen made his second start in a WRC rally, and his first at the wheel of a contemporary World Rally Car. Räikkönen lost over half an hour to the leading drivers when his car got stuck in an area of soft snow, and was forced to dig himself out on day one. He never recovered the time lost and finished 29th overall.

In the inaugural SWRC event, Per-Gunnar Andersson held off the challenges of Janne Tuohino and Martin Prokop to win the rally. Prokop also earned an overall stage win, when he completed the second run through the Hagfors Sprint stage in the fastest time. In the PWRC, Patrik Flodin won by over a minute from Anders Grøndal, with Armindo Araújo over five minutes behind the Swede in third.

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:09:30.4 0.0 25
2.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:10:12.7 42.3 18
3.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 09 3:10:45.8 1:15.4 15
4.   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Citroën C4 WRC 3:12:12.0 2:41.6 12
5.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën C4 WRC 3:13:45.7 4:15.3 10
6.   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:14:53.8 5:23.4 8
7.   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 08 3:17:24.3 7:53.9 6
8.   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 3:18:52.6 9:22.2 4
9.   Petter Solberg   Phil Mills Citroën C4 WRC 3:19:47.9 10:17.5 2
10.   Per-Gunnar Andersson   Anders Fredriksson Škoda Fabia S2000 3:21:39.3 12:08.9 1
SWRC
1. (10.)   Per-Gunnar Andersson   Anders Fredriksson Škoda Fabia S2000 3:21:39.3 0.0 25
2. (12.)   Janne Tuohino   Markku Tuohino Ford Fiesta S2000 3:22:36.6 57.3 18
3. (14.)   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 3:24:35.7 2:56.4 15
4. (15.)   Patrik Sandell   Emil Axelsson Škoda Fabia S2000 3:26:19.4 4:40.1 12
5. (16.)   Eyvind Brynildsen   Cato Menkerud Škoda Fabia S2000 3:26:37.3 4:58.0 10
6. (19.)   Bernardo Sousa   Nuno Rodrigues da Silva Ford Fiesta S2000 3:28:54.9 7:15.6 8
7. (25.)   Per-Arne Sääv   Karl-Olof Lexe Škoda Fabia S2000 3:39:28.7 17:49.4 6
PWRC
1. (18.)   Patrik Flodin   Göran Bergsten Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:28:04.7 0.0 25
2. (20.)   Anders Grøndal   Veronica Engan Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3:29:17.8 1:13.1 18
3. (23.)   Armindo Araújo   Miguel Ramalho Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3:33:09.6 5:04.9 15
4. (27.)   Fabio Friseiro   Jordi Barrabes Costa Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3:44:49.8 16:45.1 12
5. (30.)   Martin Semerád   Bohuslav Ceplecha Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 3:49:52.5 21:47.8 10
6. (31.)   Reijo Muhonen   Lasse Miettinen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 3:53:00.0 24:55.3 8
7. (40.)   Gianluca Linari   Paolo Gregoriani Subaru Impreza WRX STi 4:11:03.3 42:58.6 6
8. (42.)   Paulo Nobre   Edu Paula Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 4:19:52.8 51:48.1 4

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(11 Feb)
SS1 20:00 Karlstad Super Special Stage 1 1.90 km   Dani Sordo 1:31.4 74.84 km/h   Dani Sordo
2
(12 Feb)
SS2 08:18 Likenäs 1 20.78 km   Sébastien Loeb 11:33.7 107.84 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
SS3 09:41 Viggen 1 21.28 km   Sébastien Loeb 10:50.7 117.73 km/h
SS4 10:51 Torntorp 1 19.21 km   Mikko Hirvonen 9:54.7 116.29 km/h
SS5 13:33 Likenäs 2 20.78 km   Mikko Hirvonen 11:37.7 107.22 km/h   Mikko Hirvonen
SS6 14:56 Viggen 2 21.28 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 10:49.5 117.95 km/h
SS7 16:29 Torntorp 2 19.21 km   Mikko Hirvonen 9:57.0 115.84 km/h
SS8 20:00 Karlstad Super Special Stage 2 1.90 km   Sébastien Loeb 1:34.8 72.15 km/h
3
(13 Feb)
SS9 07:58 Vargåsen 1 24.63 km   Mikko Hirvonen 13:18.4 111.06 km/h
SS10 09:46 Sågen 1 14.23 km   Sébastien Loeb 7:13.1 118.28 km/h
SS11 10:42 Fredriksberg 1 18.15 km   Sébastien Loeb 10:27.4 104.14 km/h
SS12 11:58 Hagfors Sprint 1 1.87 km   Sébastien Loeb 2:05.1 53.81 km/h
SS13 13:41 Vargåsen 2 24.63 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 13:06.4 112.75 km/h
SS14 15:34 Sågen 2 14.23 km   Marcus Grönholm 7:14.5 117.90 km/h
SS15 16:30 Fredriksberg 2 18.15 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 10:44.2 101.43 km/h
SS16 17:46 Hagfors Sprint 2 1.87 km   Martin Prokop 2:14.9 49.90 km/h
4
(14 Feb)
SS17 07:52 Rämmen 1 21.87 km   Sébastien Loeb 11:11.3 117.28 km/h
SS18 08:28 Värmullsåsen 1 23.41 km   Mikko Hirvonen 13:13.2 106.25 km/h
SS19 10:51 Lesjöfors 10.49 km   Mikko Hirvonen 5:52.9 107.01 km/h
SS20 11:23 Rämmen 2 21.87 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 10:59.6 119.36 km/h
SS21 12:52 Värmullsåsen 2 23.41 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 13:19.1 105.46 km/h

Standings after the rallyEdit

StandingsEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos Driver SWE
 
MEX
 
JOR
 
TUR
 
NZL
 
POR
 
BUL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
 Pts 
1   Mikko Hirvonen 1 25
2   Sébastien Loeb 2 18
3   Jari-Matti Latvala 3 15
4   Dani Sordo 4 12
5   Sébastien Ogier 5 10
6   Henning Solberg 6 8
7   Matthew Wilson 7 6
8   Mads Østberg 8 4
9   Petter Solberg 9 2
10   Per-Gunnar Andersson 10 1
Pos Driver SWE
 
MEX
 
JOR
 
TUR
 
NZL
 
POR
 
BUL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Pos Manufacturer SWE
 
MEX
 
JOR
 
TUR
 
NZL
 
POR
 
BUL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
 Pts 
1   BP Ford World Rally Team 40 40
2   Citroën Total World Rally Team 30 30
3   Citroën Junior Team 14 14
4   Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team 14 14
Pos Manufacturer SWE
 
MEX
 
JOR
 
TUR
 
NZL
 
POR
 
BUL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Pts

SWRC Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos Driver SWE
 
MEX
 
JOR
 
NZL
 
POR
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
 Pts 
1   Per-Gunnar Andersson 1 25
2   Janne Tuohino 2 18
3   Martin Prokop 3 15
4   Patrik Sandell 4 12
5   Eyvind Brynildsen 5 10
6   Bernardo Sousa 6 8
7   Per-Arne Sääv 7 6
Pos Driver SWE
 
MEX
 
JOR
 
NZL
 
POR
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

WRC Cup for Super 2000 Teams championshipEdit

Pos Team SWE
 
MEX
 
JOR
 
NZL
 
POR
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
 Pts 
1   Janpro 25 25
2   Czech Ford National Team 18 18
3   Red Bull Rally Team 15 15
4   Rene Georges Rally Sport 12 12
Pos Team SWE
 
MEX
 
JOR
 
NZL
 
POR
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
 Pts 

PWRC Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos Driver SWE
 
MEX
 
JOR
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
 Pts 
1   Patrik Flodin 1 25
2   Anders Gröndal 2 18
3   Armindo Araújo 3 15
4   Fabio Frisiero 4 12
5   Martin Semerád 5 10
6   Reijo Muhonen 6 8
7   Gianluca Linari 7 6
8   Paulo Nobre 8 4
Pos Driver SWE
 
MEX
 
JOR
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
JPN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Motor Sport Council, 11/12/2009". fia.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 2009-12-11. Archived from the original on 2009-12-14. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
  2. ^ "FIA introduces new WRC points allocation". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 2010-02-10. Archived from the original on 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2010-02-11.

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