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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.[1] 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
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Host country Spain
Rally baseSalou, Tarragona
Dates runOctober 21 – 23 2011
Stages18 (406.52 km; 252.60 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceAsphalt with some gravel
Overall distance1,589.90 km (987.92 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews58 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC 4:05:39.3 0.0 26
2.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:07:46.2 2:06.9 18
3.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:08:11.7 2:32.4 15
4.   Dani Sordo   Carlos Del Barrio Mini John Cooper Works WRC 4:09:03.4 3:24.1 14
5.   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Mini John Cooper Works WRC 4:10:54.3 5:15.0 13
6.   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:11:33.5 5:54.2 8
7.   Evgeny Novikov   Denis Giraudet Citroën DS3 WRC 4:15:11.1 9:31.8 6
8.   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:15:19.4 9:40.1 4
9.   Dennis Kuipers   Frédéric Miclotte Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:16:53.1 11:13.8 2
10.   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 4:19:28.5 13:49.2 1
SWRC
1. (10.)   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 4:19:28.5 0.0 25
2. (11.)   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta S2000 4:19:43.4 14.9 18
3. (13.)   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 4:20:26.2 57.7 15
4. (15.)   Craig Breen   Gareth Roberts Ford Fiesta S2000 4:21:48.7 2:20.2 12
5. (18.)   Hermann Gassner   Timo Gottschalk Škoda Fabia S2000 4:24:30.6 5:02.1 10
6. (27.)   Ott Tänak   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta S2000 4:49:41.2 30:12.7 8
7. (28.)   Karl Kruuda   Martin Järveoja Škoda Fabia S2000 4:50:29.9 31:01.4 6
8. (40.)   Albert Llovera   Diego Vallejo Abarth Grande Punto S2000 5:12:07.6 52:39.1 4
PWRC
1. (21.)   Patrik Flodin   Göran Bergsten Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:29:40.7 0.0 25
2. (22.)   Michał Kościuszko   Maciej Szczepaniak Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 4:29:42.7 2.0 18
3. (24.)   Benito Guerra   Borja Rozada Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 4:39:26.2 9:45.5 15
4. (29.)   Bader Al Jabri   Stephen McAuley Subaru Impreza WRX STI 4:50:47.3 21:06.6 12
5. (30.)   Oleksandr Saliuk, Jr.   Pavlo Cherepin Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:52:48.0 23:07.3 10
6. (31.)   Nicolás Fuchs   Cándido Carerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 4:53:58.4 24:17.7 8
7. (32.)   Valeriy Gorban   Andrey Nikolayev Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 4:55:48.4 26:07.7 6
8. (34.)   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard Subaru Impreza WRX STI 5:01:04.1 31:23.4 4
9. (35.)   Oleksiy Kikireshko   Sergey Larens Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 5:06:47.2 37:06.5 2
10. (36.)   Martin Semerád   Michal Ernst Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 5:07:04.3 37:23.6 1

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(21 October)
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
Leg 2
(22 October)
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
Leg 3
(23 October)
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

Power StageEdit

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.

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "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.
  2. ^ "Loeb reigns in Spain". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Hanninen takes win and title". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Flodin clinches first 2011 win". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.

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