2011 Rally México

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The 2011 Rally México was the second round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. It was the season's first event held on gravel roads. The rally took place over 3–6 March, beginning with a street stage in Guanajuato. The rally was also the first round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship.

2011 Rally México
Rally Guanajuato México
Round 2 of the 2011 World Rally Championship
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Host country Mexico
Rally baseLeón, Mexico
Dates runMarch 3 – 6 2011
Stages22 (364.87 km; 226.72 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceGravel
Overall distance1,031.30 km (640.82 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total WRT
Crews24 at start, 17 at finish

In an event in which all the leading contenders suffered some sort of trouble during the rally, Sébastien Loeb took the 63rd WRC win of his career, and his fifth victory in Mexico, taking advantage of teammate Sébastien Ogier's crash on the 20th stage and held on to win the event by over 90 seconds.[2] Loeb had trailed Ogier heading into the final day, having picked up a 50-second penalty for starting the 15th stage late.[2] Second place went to championship leader Mikko Hirvonen, who took the Power Stage victory,[3] to take his total points earned on the rally to 21; while teammate Jari-Matti Latvala finished third, despite losing over four minutes on Friday. The Norwegian trio of Petter Solberg, Mads Østberg and Henning Solberg finished in fourth, fifth and sixth place respectively.

Nasser Al-Attiyah won the supporting SWRC class on the road, but was later excluded due to a technical infringement.[4] Al-Attiyah's exclusion gave Martin Prokop victory in the class and seventh place overall, Juho Hänninen second in class and eighth overall,[2] with Ott Tänak promoted onto the SWRC podium and into the overall points.[4]

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC 3:53:17.0 0.0 27
2.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:54:55.4 1:38.4 21
3.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:55:40.9 2:23.9 15
4.   Petter Solberg   Chris Patterson Citroën DS3 WRC 4:00:35.4 7:18.4 13
5.   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:02:00.5 8:43.5 10
6.   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:03:07.0 9:50.0 8
7.   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 4:06:52.0 13:35.0 6
8.   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 4:08:05.7 14:48.7 4
9.   Federico Villagra   Jorge Pérez Companc Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:41:34.2 48:17.2 2
10.   Ott Tänak   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta S2000 4:46:59.8 53:42.8 1
SWRC
1. (7.)   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 4:06:52.0 0.0 25
2. (8.)   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 4:08:05.7 1:13.7 18
3. (10.)   Ott Tänak   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta S2000 4:46:59.8 40:07.8 15
4. (15.)   Karl Kruuda   Martin Järveoja Škoda Fabia S2000 5:06:17.4 59:25.4 12

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(3–4 Mar)
SS1 20:06 Guanajuato Street Stage 1.05 km   Petter Solberg 0:53.2 71.05 km/h   Petter Solberg
SS2 08:43 Alfaro 1 26.01 km   Sébastien Ogier 15:30.7 100.61 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS3 10:16 Ortega 1 23.83 km   Sébastien Ogier 13:58.5 102.31 km/h
SS4 11:04 El Cubilete 1 18.87 km   Sébastien Loeb 11:42.1 96.76 km/h
SS5 12:12 León Street Stage 1 1.33 km   Sébastien Loeb 1:17.4 61.86 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
SS6 13:47 Alfaro 2 26.01 km   Sébastien Ogier 15:16.6 102.16 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS7 15:20 Ortega 2 23.83 km   Sébastien Ogier 13:48.0 103.61 km/h
SS8 16:08 El Cubilete 2 18.87 km   Sébastien Loeb 11:33.9 97.90 km/h
SS9 19:45 Super Special 1 2.21 km   Sébastien Loeb 1:39.7 79.80 km/h
SS10 19:50 Super Special 2 2.21 km   Sébastien Ogier 1:37.9 81.27 km/h
Leg 2
(5 Mar)
SS11 08:54 Ibarrilla 1 29.90 km   Sébastien Loeb 18:25.8 97.34 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
SS12 10:17 Duarte 1 23.27 km   Petter Solberg 17:57.8 77.72 km/h
SS13 11:08 Derramadero 1 23.28 km   Petter Solberg 13:58.7 99.93 km/h
SS14 12:11 León Street Stage 2 1.33 km   Sébastien Loeb 1:16.9 62.26 km/h
SS15 13:57 Ibarrilla 2 29.90 km   Petter Solberg 18:11.8 98.59 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS16 15:20 Duarte 2 23.27 km   Petter Solberg 17:34.2 79.46 km/h
SS17 16:11 Derramadero 2 23.28 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 13:49.7 101.01 km/h
SS18 19:43 Super Special 3 2.21 km   Sébastien Loeb 1:38.4 80.85 km/h
SS19 19:48 Super Special 4 2.21 km   Sébastien Loeb 1:37.0 82.02 km/h
Leg 3
(6 Mar)
SS20 08:28 Guanajuatito 29.13 km   Sébastien Loeb 20:10.2 86.65 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
SS21 09:51 Comanjilla 24.59 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 15:11.3 97.14 km/h
SS22 11:06 Guanajuato Power Stage 8.28 km   Mikko Hirvonen 4:40.4 106.31 km/h

Power StageEdit

The "Power stage" was a live, televised 8.28 km (5.14 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held near Guanajuato.

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
1   Mikko Hirvonen 4:40.4 0.0 106.31 km/h 3
2   Sébastien Loeb 4:42.5 +2.1 105.52 km/h 2
3   Petter Solberg 4:42.5 +2.1 105.52 km/h 1

Standings after the rallyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Itineraries" (PDF). World Rally Championship. Rally Mexico; International Sportsworld Communicators. 25 February 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 April 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Loeb wins in Mexico". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 6 March 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Hirvonen takes Power Stage win". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 6 March 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  4. ^ a b Beer, Matt (6 March 2011). "Al-Attiyah excluded from S2000 win". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 7 March 2011.

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