2011 Rally Italia Sardegna

The 2011 Rally Italia Sardegna was the fifth round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 6–8 May, and was based in Olbia, the fourth-largest town on the island of Sardinia. The rally was also the third round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship and the second round of the WRC Academy. Sardinia 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 Italia Sardegna
Rally Italia Sardegna 2011
Round 5 of the 2011 World Rally Championship season
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Host country Italy
Rally baseOlbia, Italy
Dates runMay 6 – 8 2011
Stages18 (339.70 km; 211.08 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceGravel
Overall distance1,183.52 km (735.41 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews64[2] at start, 32 at finish

Sébastien Loeb took his second win of the season and the 64th WRC win of his career after holding off challenges from Mikko Hirvonen and Petter Solberg on the final day of the rally, despite having to run most of the event first on the road and being disadvantaged by sweeping away loose gravel.[3] In the junior classes, Ott Tänak won his first SWRC event by finishing seventh overall, 26.7 seconds ahead of Juho Hänninen, who was eighth overall. Egon Kaur won the WRC Academy for the second event running.[4]

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC 3:45:40.9 0.0 26
2.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:45:52.1 11.2 21
3.   Petter Solberg   Chris Patterson Citroën DS3 WRC 3:46:04.7 23.8 15
4.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën DS3 WRC 3:47:12.4 1:31.5 12
5.   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:48:23.5 2:42.6 10
6.   Dani Sordo   Carlos del Barrio Mini John Cooper Works WRC 3:49:08.5 3:27.6 8
7.   Ott Tänak   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta S2000 3:52:51.8 7:10.9 6
8.   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 3:53:18.5 7:37.6 4
9.   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:53:41.3 8:00.4 2
10.   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 3:57:09.1 11:28.2 1
SWRC
1. (7.)   Ott Tänak   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta S2000 3:52:51.8 0.0 25
2. (8.)   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 3:53:18.5 26.7 18
3. (10.)   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 3:57:09.1 4:17.3 15
4. (11.)   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta S2000 3:58:14.7 5:22.9 12
5. (16.)   Hermann Gassner, Jr.   Kathi Wüstenhagen Škoda Fabia S2000 4:06:23.4 13:31.6 10
6. (21.)   Karl Kruuda   Martin Järveoja Škoda Fabia S2000 4:22:45.6 29:53.8 8
7. (24.)   Frigyes Turán   Gábor Zsiros Ford Fiesta S2000 4:35:09.8 42:18.0 6
WRC Academy
1.   Egon Kaur   Erik Lepikson Ford Fiesta R2 3:29:39.4 0.0 30
2.   Miguel Baldoni   Fernando Mussano Ford Fiesta R2 3:31:21.5 1:42.1 18
3.   Fredrik Åhlin   Bjorn Nilsson Ford Fiesta R2 3:32:21.7 2:42.3 15
4.   Jan Černý   Pavel Kohout Ford Fiesta R2 3:46:22.3 16:42.9 12
5.   Brendan Reeves   Rhianon Smyth Ford Fiesta R2 3:47:02.5 17:23.1 12
6.   Andrea Crugnola   Roberto Mometti Ford Fiesta R2 3:47:13.3 17:33.9 10
7.   Miko-Ove Niinemäe   Timo Kasesalu Ford Fiesta R2 4:01:44.6 32:05.2 6
8.   Craig Breen   Gareth Roberts Ford Fiesta R2 4:02:33.6 32.54.2 8
^ – The WRC Academy features only the first two legs of the rally.

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(6 May)
SS1 9:33 Lago Omodeo 1 10.21 km   Petter Solberg 5:59.2 102.33 km/h   Petter Solberg
SS2 10:25 Monte Grighini Nord 1 21.32 km   Mikko Hirvonen 14:59.1 85.37 km/h   Mikko Hirvonen
SS3 11:26 Alta Marmilla 1 14.34 km   Sébastien Loeb
  Sébastien Ogier
  Petter Solberg
9:37.8 89.35 km/h
SS4 12:09 Monte Grighini Sud 1 19.66 km   Sébastien Loeb 13:45.6 85.73 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
SS5 13:46 Monte Grighini Nord 2 21.32 km   Mikko Hirvonen 14:32.6 87.96 km/h
SS6 14:47 Alta Marmilla 2 14.34 km   Sébastien Loeb 9:18.4 92.45 km/h
SS7 15:30 Monte Grighini Sud 2 19.66 km   Sébastien Loeb 13:17.0 88.80 km/h
SS8 17:04 Lago Omodeo 2 10.21 km   Mikko Hirvonen 5:58.6 102.50 km/h
Leg 2
(7 May)
SS9 9:29 Coiluna 1 29.35 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 17:39.9 99.69 km/h
SS10 10:36 Monte Lerno 1 27.97 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 18:06.2 92.70 km/h
SS11 11:15 Su Filigosu 1 14.21 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 8:59.8 94.77 km/h
SS12 14:39 Coiluna 2 29.35 km   Sébastien Ogier 17:13.8 102.21 km/h
SS13 15:46 Monte Lerno 2 27.97 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 17:41.0 94.90 km/h
SS14 16:25 Su Filigosu 2 14.21 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 8:44.0 97.63 km/h
Leg 3
(8 May)
SS15 6:50 Gallura 1 8.24 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 6:28.9 76.28 km/h
SS16 8:03 Monte Olia 24.50 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 17:50.7 82.38 km/h
SS17 8:41 Terranova 24.60 km   Petter Solberg 17:26.4 84.63 km/h
SS18 12:00 Gallura 2 (Power stage) 8.24 km   Mikko Hirvonen 6:15.2 79.06 km/h

Power StageEdit

The "Power stage" was a live, televised 8.24 km (5.12 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held in Gallura.

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
1   Mikko Hirvonen 6:15.2 0.0 79.06 km/h 3
2   Jari-Matti Latvala 6:16.6 +1.4 78.77 km/h 2
3   Sébastien Loeb 6:18.0 +2.8 78.48 km/h 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Giorno 3" (PDF). Rally Italia Sardegna. Automobile Club d'Italia. 5 April 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Entry List by Seeded Order" (PDF). Rally Italia Sardegna. Automobile Club d'Italia. 13 April 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-15. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Loeb wins Italian WRC thriller". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Kaur wins again in WRC Academy". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011.

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