2011 Rallye de France

The 2011 Rallye de France – Alsace was the eleventh round of the 2011 World Rally Championship season. The rally took place over 30 September – 2 October, and was based in Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace region of France.[1] The rally was also the seventh round of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship, and the fifth round of the WRC Academy.

2011 Rallye de France
Rallye de France – Alsace
Round 11 of the 2011 World Rally Championship season
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Mikko Hirvonen in a Ford Fiesta RS WRC with a special one-off black livery
Host country France
Rally baseStrasbourg, Alsace
Dates runSeptember 30 – October 2 2011
Stages23 (348.13 km; 216.32 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceAsphalt
Overall distance1,296.08 km (805.35 miles)[1]
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Ogier
France Citroën World Rally Team
Crews66 at start, 35 at finish

Sébastien Ogier took his fifth WRC win of the season, having taken the rally lead on the second day after battling with Dani Sordo and Petter Solberg.[2] His victory also moved him to within three points of his team-mate and drivers' championship leader Sébastien Loeb, after Loeb's retirement on day one due to an engine problem.[3] Sordo took Mini's best result since their return to the sport, in second position with Solberg completing the podium on-the-road.

Solberg was later disqualified from the event after his car was found to be underweight, promoting Mikko Hirvonen to the podium, and with the three extra points gained, into a tie with Loeb for the championship lead.[4] Jari-Matti Latvala finished fourth, ahead of Dennis Kuipers, who took the best WRC result for a Dutch driver.[5] Ott Tänak won the SWRC class for the third time in 2011, and Alastair Fisher took a maiden win in the WRC Academy.[6]

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Citroën DS3 WRC 3:06:20.4 0.0 26
2.   Dani Sordo   Carlos Del Barrio Mini John Cooper Works WRC 3:06:26.7 6.3 20
3.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:09:47.0 3:26.6 15
4.   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:09:50.7 3:30.3 15
5.   Dennis Kuipers   Frédéric Miclotte Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:13:02.4 6:42.0 10
6.   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:13:28.7 7:08.3 8
7.   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:14:18.7 7:58.3 6
8.   Ken Block   Alex Gelsomino Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:14:45.9 8:25.5 4
9.   Pierre Campana   Sabrina De Castelli Mini John Cooper Works WRC 3:14:59.1 8:38.7 2
10.   Matthew Wilson   Scott Martin Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:16:21.2 10:00.8 1
SWRC
1. (11.)   Ott Tänak   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta S2000 3:17:52.1 0.0 25
2. (13.)   Eyvind Brynildsen   Timo Alanne Škoda Fabia S2000 3:20:25.8 2:33.7 18
3. (14.)   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta S2000 3:20:32.8 2:40.7 15
4. (15.)   Bernando Sousa   Paulo Babo Ford Fiesta S2000 3:22:27.0 4:34.9 12
5. (26.)   Juho Hänninen   Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 3:49:21.6 31:29.5 10
6. (27.)   Julien Maurin   Olivier Ural Ford Fiesta S2000 3:49:26.1 31:34.0 8
WRC Academy
1.   Alastair Fisher   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta R2 3:06:01.5 0.0 28
2.   José Antonio Suárez   Cándido Carrera Ford Fiesta R2 3:06:42.0 40.5 19
3.   Yeray Lemes   Rogelio Peñate Ford Fiesta R2 3:10:29.2 4:27.7 21
4.   Sepp Wiegand   Claudia Harloff Ford Fiesta R2 3:12:23.2 6:21.7 0
5.   Molly Taylor   Sebastian Marshall Ford Fiesta R2 3:24:06.0 18:04.5 10
6.   Timo van der Marel   Erwin Berkhof Ford Fiesta R2 3:36:39.3 30:37.8 8
7.   Miko-Ove Niinemäe   Timo Kasesalu Ford Fiesta R2 3:38:49.0 32:47.5 6
8.   Fredrik Åhlin   Bjorn Nilsson Ford Fiesta R2 3:42:34.7 36:33.2 4
^ – The WRC Academy featured the first two days of the rally.

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(30 September)
SS1 7:48 Klevener 1 9.68 km   Sébastien Loeb 5:41.7 101.98 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
SS2 8:14 Ungersberg 1 15.45 km   Sébastien Ogier 9:03.5 102.34 km/h
SS3 9:19 Pays d'Ormont 1 36.00 km   Sébastien Ogier 19:26.7 111.08 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS4 10:12 Salm 1 13.06 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 7:03.1 111.12 km/h
SS5 13:23 Klevener 2 9.68 km   Sébastien Ogier 5:42.7 101.69 km/h
SS6 13:49 Ungersberg 2 15.45 km   Dani Sordo
  Petter Solberg
9:04.9 102.07 km/h
SS7 14:54 Pays d'Ormont 2 36.00 km   Petter Solberg 19:33.4 110.45 km/h   Petter Solberg
SS8 15:47 Salm 2 13.06 km   Dani Sordo 7:03.8 110.94 km/h   Dani Sordo
Leg 2
(1 October)
SS9 8:23 Hohlandsbourg 1 9.87 km   Sébastien Ogier 5:19.6 111.18 km/h
SS10 8:41 Firstplan 1 16.50 km   Petter Solberg 8:18.0 119.28 km/h   Petter Solberg
SS11 9:10 Vallée de Munster 1 22.26 km   Sébastien Ogier 11:15.0 118.72 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS12 10:33 Grand Ballon 1 24.02 km   Dani Sordo 13:28.1 107.01 km/h   Dani Sordo
SS13 13:02 Hohlandsbourg 2 9.87 km   Petter Solberg
  Sébastien Ogier
5:24.4 109.53 km/h   Sébastien Ogier
SS14 13:20 Firstplan 2 16.50 km   Sébastien Ogier 8:16.3 119.69 km/h
SS15 13:49 Vallée de Munster 2 22.26 km   Sébastien Ogier 11:17.6 118.26 km/h
SS16 15:12 Grand Ballon 2 24.02 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 13:31.5 106.56 km/h
SS17 16:56 Mulhouse 3.09 km   Sébastien Ogier 2:21.9 78.39 km/h
Leg 3
(2 October)
SS18 7:18 Gravière de Bischwiller 1 5.52 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 2:51.0 116.21 km/h
SS19 8:27 Vignoble de Cleebourg 1 10.61 km   Dani Sordo 5:54.6 107.72 km/h
SS20 9:48 Haguenau 1 4.20 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 3:11.6 78.91 km/h
SS21 10:18 Gravière de Bischwiller 2 5.52 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 2:47.2 118.85 km/h
SS22 11:27 Vignoble de Cleebourg 2 10.61 km   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Sébastien Ogier
5:50.3 109.04 km/h
SS23 13:08 Haguenau 2 (Power stage) 4.20 km   Jari-Matti Latvala 3:09.4 79.83 km/h

Power StageEdit

The "Power stage" was a live, televised 4.20 km (2.61 mi) stage at the end of the rally, held in Haguenau.

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
1   Jari-Matti Latvala 3:09.4 0.0 79.83 km/h 3
2   Dani Sordo 3:11.5 +2.1 78.96 km/h 2
3   Sébastien Ogier 3:11.9 +2.5 78.79 km/h 1

Standings after the raceEdit

  • Bold Text indicates World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Itinerary" (PDF). Rallye de France Alsace. World Rally Championship; International Sportsworld Communicators. 26 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Ogier wins in France". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Loeb out, Hirvonen in trouble". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Petter excluded from rally". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Home triumph for Ogier". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Joy turns to despair for Lemes". World Rally Championship. International Sportsworld Communicators. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.

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