2012 European Rally Championship

2012 European Rally Championship
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The 2012 European Rally Championship season was the 60th season of the FIA European Rally Championship, the European continental championship series in rallying. The season consisted of eleven (twelve planned) rallies, beginning with the Internationale Jänner Rallye in Austria on 5 January 2012 and concluding with the Rallye International du Valais on 27 October 2012. After 8 rounds, Finnish driver Juho Hänninen secured the championship, winning four events.[1]

CalendarEdit

The calendar for the 2012 season featured twelve rallies, the eleven rallies from the previous season plus the Internationale Jänner Rallye in Austria. Two events were shared with the Intercontinental Rally Challenge: Ypres and Zlín.[2] However one event, the Rallye d'Antibes Côte d'Azur, withdrew from the ERC during the season.[3]

Round Date Event Surface Distance Winner Time Avg. Speed
1 5 – 7 January   Internationale Jänner Rallye wintery tarmac 237.58 km   Jan Kopecký 2:54:20.4 81.8 km/h
2 19 – 21 April   Rally 1000 Miglia tarmac 256.63 km   Giandomenico Basso 3:00:28.2 85.3 km/h
3 24 – 26 May   Croatia Rally tarmac 240.74 km   Juho Hänninen 2:17:21.8 105.2 km/h
4 8 – 10 June   Rally Bulgaria tarmac 250.22 km   Dimitar Iliev 2:20:26.5 106.9 km/h
5 21 – 24 June   Ypres Rally tarmac 287.50 km   Juho Hänninen 2:36:52.7 110.0 km/h
6 6 – 8 July   Bosphorus Rally gravel 238.66 km   Juho Hänninen 2:29:50.8 94.9 km/h
7 26 – 28 July   Rally Vinho da Madeira tarmac 250.06 km   Bruno Magalhães 2:39:41.8 94.0 km/h
8 31 Aug. – 2 Sep.   Barum Rally Zlín tarmac 251.62 km   Juho Hänninen 2:11:28.2 104.2 km/h
9 13 – 15 September   Rally Príncipe de Asturias tarmac 235.56 km   Joan Vinyes 1:38:44.7 89.4 km/h
10 28 – 30 September   Rally Poland gravel 233.40 km   Esapekka Lappi 2:06:03.1 111.1 km/h
12 – 14 October   Rallye d'Antibes Côte d'Azur withdrew from ERC
11 25 – 27 October   Rallye International du Valais tarmac 293.36 km   Laurent Reuche 3:12:10.1 85.2 km/h

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

For the final classification in a rally, the winner got 25 points, the runner-up 18 and the third placed driver 15. Drivers ranked 4 to 10 got 12–10–8–6–4–2–1 point(s). Additionally, the top five of every leg got 7–5–3–2–1 point(s). Drivers had to start in a minimum of 4 events in order to qualify for the final standings and at least one event in either half of the season. Only the 4 best results from both half-seasons counted towards the final standings.[4][5]

Note: The "4+4" column lists the 4 best results from both halves of the season, and only if the driver competed in at least one event in each half. The "all" column lists the total number of points, but only if they differ from the other column.

Pos Driver AUT
 
ITA
 
CRO
 
BUL
 
BEL
 
TUR
 
POR
 
CZE
 
ESP
 
POL
 
SUI
 
Points
4+4 all
1   Juho Hänninen 2 4 1 1 1 7 1 203 (220)
2   Michał Sołowow 7 14 4 5 5 9 2 2 103
3   Luca Betti 18 7 3 EX Ret 32
4   Antonín Tlusťák 12 Ret 5 10 7 Ret Ret 8 25
5   Francisco Parli Ret 6 7 6 23
6   Ekaterina Stratieva 14 8 42 Ret 4
7   Jan Černý 25 10 23 12 1
Not enough events for final standings (podium finishers)
  Jan Kopecký 1 Ret (40)
  Giandomenico Basso 1 (39)
  Bruno Magalhães 1 (39)
  Esapekka Lappi 1 (39)
  Laurent Reuche 1 (39)
  Pieter Tsjoen 3 4 (39)
  Dimitar Iliev Ret Ret 1 (37)
  Joan Vinyes 1 (37)
  Florian Gonon 2 (34)
  Hermann Gassner, Jr. 2 (33)
  Petar Gyoshev 9 2 (32)
  Yağiz Avci 2 (30)
  Freddy Loix 2 (28)
  Luca Rossetti 3 (28)
  Vítor Sá 2 (28)
  Paolo Andreucci 2 (26)
  Nicola Althaus 3 (25)
  Roman Kresta 2 (22)
  Umberto Scandola 3 (22)
  Krum Donchev 3 (21)
  Surhayen Pernía 3 (21)
  Tomáš Kostka 3 (19)
  Grzegorz Grzyb 3 (19)
  Beppo Harrach 3 (18)
  João Magalhães 3 (18)

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ERC 2012 knows its Champions!". rally-erc.com. 2012-09-04.
  2. ^ "European Rally Championship 2012 – Calendar". rally-erc.com.
  3. ^ "Antibes Cote d'Azur Rally – back to the future?". rally-erc.com. 2012-07-16.
  4. ^ "ERC Unofficial Standings". rally-erc.com.
  5. ^ "FIA ERC 2012 – final standings" (PDF). rally-erc.com. 2012-11-13.