2011 Rally Argentina

The 2011 Rally Argentina was the sixth round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 26–29 May, and was based in Villa Carlos Paz, in the province of Córdoba. The rally was also the third round of the Production World Rally Championship. Argentina returned to the WRC calendar for the first time since 2009, after the event was a part of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in 2010.

2011 Rally Argentina
31º Rally Argentina
Round 6 of the 2011 World Rally Championship season
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Host country Argentina
Rally baseVilla Carlos Paz, Argentina
Dates runMay 26 – 29 2011
Stages19 (378.15 km; 234.97 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceGravel with some tarmac
Overall distance1,457.08 km (905.39 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews33 at start, 27 at finish

Sébastien Loeb took his third win of the season and the 65th WRC win of his career after a come-from-behind victory over the final two days.[2] Having run first on the road on the first day, Loeb trailed Jari-Matti Latvala by 90 seconds after day one, but six stage victories over the final two days helped to recover some of the lost time and ultimately took the rally victory on the final stage. Mikko Hirvonen was second, 2.4 seconds in arrears, with Sébastien Ogier a further 4.9 seconds back in third. Ogier had led the event into the final stage, but was driving a damaged car after a roll on an earlier stage. In the PWRC, Hayden Paddon took class victory and two points for an overall ninth place.

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC 4:03:56.9 0.0 26
2.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:03:59.3 2.4 20
3.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën DS3 WRC 4:04:04.2 7.3 15
4.   Petter Solberg   Chris Patterson Citroën DS3 WRC 4:04:29.5 32.6 15
5.   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:09:13.7 5:16.8 10
6.   Federico Villagra   Jorge Pérez Companc Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:10:45.4 6:48.5 8
7.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:15:31.4 11:34.5 6
8.   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:17:29.6 13:32.7 4
9.   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:29:40.7 25:43.8 2
10.   Patrik Flodin   Maria Andersson Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:37:31.1 33:34.1 1
PWRC
1. (9.)   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:29:40.7 0.0 25
2. (10.)   Patrik Flodin   Maria Andersson Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:37:31.1 7:50.4 18
3. (11.)   Dmitry Tagirov   Anna Zavershinskaya Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:43:07.6 13:26.9 15
4. (12.)   Nicolás Fuchs   Rubén Francisco García Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4:47:53.1 18:12.4 12
5. (14.)   Martin Semerád   Michal Ernst Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:51:56.5 22:15.8 10
6. (15.)   Benito Guerra   Borja Rozada Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:52:57.1 23:16.4 8
7. (16.)   Ezequiel Campos   Cristian Winkler Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4:54:17.5 24:36.8 6
8. (17.)   Gianluca Linari   Nicola Arena Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:56:52.7 27:12.0 4
9. (19.)   Yuriy Protasov   Adrian Aftanaziv Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:57:25.5 27:44.8 2
10. (20.)   Michał Kościuszko   Maciek Szczepaniak Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4:58:04.7 28:24.0 1

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(26–27 May)
SS1 15:05 Super Especial Carlos Paz 1 3.02 km   Sébastien Loeb 2:25.9 74.52 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
SS2 9:36 El Mirador 1 18.23 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 10:27.0 104.67 km/h   Jari-Matti Latvala
SS3 10:08 Mina Clavero 1 22.67 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 19:42.5 69.02 km/h
SS4 11:01 El Condor 1 37.32 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 23:18.9 96.04 km/h
SS5 15:17 El Mirador 2 18.23 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 10:19.0 106.03 km/h
SS6 15:49 Mina Clavero 2 22.67 km   Petter Solberg 19:21.7 70.25 km/h
SS7 16:42 El Condor 2 37.32 km   Sébastien Loeb 23:19.4 96.01 km/h
Leg 2
(28 May)
SS8 8:13 Las Jarillas 1 21.57 km   Sébastien Ogier 12:21.3 104.75 km/h
SS9 9:46 Las Bajadas 1 16.57 km   Sébastien Loeb 9:04.1 109.63 km/h
SS10 10:32 Amboy 1 20.33 km   Sébastien Loeb 10:38.0 114.71 km/h
SS11 11:13 Santa Rosa 1 21.36 km   Sébastien Loeb 13:06.2 97.81 km/h
SS12 14:08 Las Jarillas 2 21.57 km   Sébastien Ogier 12:21.6 104.71 km/h
SS13 15:41 Las Bajadas 2 16.57 km   Sébastien Ogier 9:00.7 110.32 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS14 16:27 Amboy 2 20.33 km   Sébastien Loeb 10:32.7 115.68 km/h
SS15 17:08 Santa Rosa 2 21.36 km   Sébastien Loeb 12:59.3 98.67 km/h
Leg 3
(29 May)
SS16 8:09 Ascochinga 48.21 km   Sébastien Loeb 35:53.7 80.59 km/h
SS17 10:27 Cabalango 1 3.90 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 2:22.2 98.73 km/h
SS18 11:38 Super Especial Carlos Paz 2 3.02 km   Petter Solberg 2:25.5 74.72 km/h
SS19 12:10 Cabalango 2 (Power stage) 3.90 km   Petter Solberg 2:20.1 100.21 km/h   Sébastien Loeb

Power StageEdit

The "Power stage" was a live, televised 3.90 km (2.42 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held in Cabalango.

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
1   Petter Solberg 2:20.1 0.0 100.21 km/h 3
2   Mikko Hirvonen 2:20.6 +0.5 99.86 km/h 2
3   Sébastien Loeb 2:20.6 +0.5 99.86 km/h 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Itinerary" (PDF). Rally Argentina. Automovil Club Argentino. 21 April 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-23. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Loeb wins in Argentina". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.

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