2011 Rally Catalunya
The 2011 Rally Catalunya, formally 47è Rally RACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada and the denoted RACC Rally de España, was the twelfth round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 21–23 October, and was based in Salou, Catalonia. The rally was also the eighth and final round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship, and the sixth round of the Production World Rally Championship.
|2011 Rally Catalunya|
47è Rally RACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada
RACC Rally de España
|Round 12 of the 2011 World Rally Championship season|
|Rally base||Salou, Tarragona|
|Dates run||October 21 – 23 2011|
|Stages||18 (406.52 km; 252.60 miles)|
|Stage surface||Asphalt with some gravel|
|Overall distance||1,589.90 km (987.92 miles)|
|Overall winner|| Sébastien Loeb|
Citroën World Rally Team
|Crews||58 at start, 44 at finish|
The rally was won by championship leader Sébastien Loeb, who took his fifth victory of the season, and the 67th of his career after taking the lead at the end of the first day's running and held on to extend his championship lead ahead of the final round in Wales. In doing so, he also secured a seventh manufacturers' title for Citroën. Loeb's title rival Mikko Hirvonen finished second after team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala, who finished third, incurred a two-minute time penalty in order to gain as many points as possible for Hirvonen's title challenge.
In the SWRC, Juho Hänninen finished at the head of the class in tenth overall, and as a result, secured the SWRC title, ahead of Ott Tänak. In the PWRC, Patrik Flodin just fended off a challenge from Michał Kościuszko in the late stages of the rally, with Flodin coming out on top by just two seconds.
|Day||Stage||Time||Name||Length||Winner||Time||Avg. spd.||Rally leader|
|SS1||8:43||Pesells 1||25.74 km||Sébastien Loeb||15:18.7||100.86 km/h||Sébastien Loeb|
|SS2||9:51||Terra Alta 1||35.94 km||Sébastien Ogier||23:49.4||90.52 km/h|
|SS3||11:29||Les Garrigues 1||18.50 km||Sébastien Ogier||13:14.7||83.81 km/h|
|SS4||16:42||Pesells 2||25.74 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||14:42.2||105.04 km/h||Jari-Matti Latvala|
|SS5||17:50||Terra Alta 2||35.94 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||23:19.4||92.46 km/h|
|SS6||19:28||Les Garrigues 2||18.50 km||Sébastien Loeb||13:14.5||83.83 km/h||Sébastien Loeb|
|SS7||9:40||El Priorat 1||45.97 km||Sébastien Loeb||25:35.9||107.75 km/h|
|SS8||11:08||Riba-roja d'Ebre 1||12.27 km||Sébastien Loeb||8:06.9||90.72 km/h|
|SS9||11:33||Punta de les Torres 1||13.53 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||7:05.7||114.42 km/h|
|SS10||14:48||El Priorat 2||45.97 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||25:39.1||107.53 km/h|
|SS11||16:16||Riba-roja d'Ebre 2||12.27 km||Dani Sordo||8:12.3||89.73 km/h|
|SS12||16:41||Punta de les Torres 2||13.53 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||7:04.2||114.82 km/h|
|SS13||7:02||Santa Marina 1||26.51 km||Sébastien Ogier||15:55.3||99.90 km/h|
|SS14||8:22||La Mussara 1||20.48 km||Mikko Hirvonen||11:13.6||109.45 km/h|
|SS15||9:12||Coll de la Teixeta 1||4.32 km||Sébastien Loeb||2:37.0||99.06 km/h|
|SS16||11:39||Santa Marina 2||26.51 km||Sébastien Ogier||15:37.9||101.75 km/h|
|SS17||12:59||La Mussara 2||20.48 km||Jari-Matti Latvala||11:09.6||110.11 km/h|
|SS18||14:11||Coll de la Teixeta 2 (Power stage)||4.32 km||Kris Meeke||2:45.7||93.86 km/h|
The "Power stage" was a live, televised 4.32 km (2.68 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held near Pradell de la Teixeta.
|1||Kris Meeke||2:45.7||0.0||93.86 km/h||3|
|2||Dani Sordo||2:45.9||+0.2||93.74 km/h||2|
|3||Sébastien Loeb||2:50.6||+4.9||91.16 km/h||1|
- "Itinerary" (PDF). Rally Catalunya – Rally de España. World Rally Championship; International Sportsworld Communicators. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-27. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
- "Loeb reigns in Spain". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Hanninen takes win and title". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Flodin clinches first 2011 win". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.