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The 32nd Philips Rally Argentina was the fifth round of 2012 FIA World Rally Championship. It is the longest rally of the year, covering total of 502.73 stage kilometres, with Ambul also being the longest stage of the year.[1] The event took place between 26 and 29 April 2012.

2012 Rally Argentina
32º Philips Rally Argentina
Round 5 of the 2012 World Rally Championship season
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Host countryArgentina Argentina
Rally baseCórdoba, Argentina
Dates run26 – 29 April 2012
Stages19 (502.73 km; 312.38 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Overall distance1,770.92 km (1,100.40 miles)
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total WRT
Crews42 at start, 27 at finish

Contents

ReportEdit

Ford World Rally Team driver Jari-Matti Latvala was forced out of the rally after his accident while training two weeks before the rally.[2] He was replaced by Dani Sordo.

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
Overall
1.   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC 5:34:38.8 0.0 25
2.   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Citroën DS3 WRC 5:34:54.0 15.2 20
3.   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5:37:49.2 3:10.4 15
4.   Martin Prokop   Zdeněk Hrůza Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5:44:24.1 9:45.3 12
5.   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Citroën DS3 WRC 5:45:56.4 11:17.6 10
6.   Petter Solberg   Chris Patterson Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5:46:41.0 12:02.2 11
7.   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Škoda Fabia S2000 5:47:04.1 12:25.3 6
8.   Evgeny Novikov   Denis Giraudet Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5:55:49.0 21:10.2 4
9.   Nasser Al-Attiyah   Giovanni Bernacchini Citroën DS3 WRC 6:03:01.4 28:22.6 3
10.   Ott Tänak   Kuldar Sikk Ford Fiesta RS WRC 6:11:58.3 37:19.5 1
PWRC
1.(11.)   Benito Guerra   Borja Rozada Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 6:12:00.6 0.0 25
2.(13.)   Nicolás Fuchs   Fernando Mussano Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 6:16:19.7 4:19.1 18
3.(14.)   Valeriy Gorban   Andriy Nikolaiev Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 6:18:45.2 6:44.6 15
4.(15.)   Marcos Ligato   Rubén García Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6:25:00.0 12:59.4 12
5.(16.)   Gianluca Linari   Nicola Arena Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6:40:24.8 28:24.2 10
6.(17.)   Ezequiel Campos   Cristian Winkler Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 6:47:27.4 35:26.8 8
7.(18.)   Subhan Aksa   Hade Mboi Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 6:47:44.9 35:44.3 6
8.(23.)   Lorenzo Bertelli   Lorenzo Granai Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 7:35:06.4 1:23:05.8 4

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(26–27 Apr)
SS1 20:08 SSS Amarok 1 6.04 km   Petter Solberg 4:54.9 73.73 km/h   Petter Solberg
SS2 7:28 La Pampa / La Pampa 1 37.51 km   Sébastien Loeb 23:12.5 96.97 km/h
SS3 8:21 Ascochinga / Agua de Oro 1 51.88 km   Petter Solberg 37:50.7 82.25 km/h
SS4 12:46 La Pampa / La Pampa 2 37.51 km   Sébastien Loeb 22:56.3 98.11 km/h   Mikko Hirvonen
SS5 13:39 Ascochinga / Agua de Oro 2 51.88 km   Sébastien Loeb 37:21.8 83.31 km/h   Sébastien Loeb
SS6 17:23 Cosquin / Villa Allende 19.18 km   Mikko Hirvonen 13:36.7 84.54 km/h
Leg 2
(28 Apr)
SS7 8:30 San Agustin / Santa Rosa 1 20.18 km   Sébastien Loeb 12:41.3 95.42 km/h
SS8 9:18 Amboy / Santa Monica 1 20.33 km   Mikko Hirvonen 10:40.5 114.26 km/h
SS9 10:31 Intiyaco / Golpe de Agua 1 39.74 km   Mikko Hirvonen 22:48.1 104.57 km/h
SS10 14:44 San Agustin / Santa Rosa 2 20.18 km   Petter Solberg 12:32.3 96.57 km/h
SS11 15:32 Amboy / Santa Monica 2 20.33 km   Petter Solberg 10:30.4 116.10 km/h
SS12 16:45 Intiyaco / Golpe de Agua 2 39.74 km   Petter Solberg 22:36.2 105.49 km/h
SS13 20:08 SSS Amarok 2 6.04 km   Thierry Neuville 4:49.4 75.13 km/h
Leg 3
(29 Apr)
SS14 8:00 Matadero / Ambul 65.74 km   Petter Solberg 38:16.0 103.08 km/h
SS15 9:51 Mina Clavero / Giulio Cesare 1 17.41 km   Petter Solberg 15:38.1 66.81 km/h
SS16 10:32 El Condor / Copina 16.32 km   Petter Solberg 13:17.5 73.67 km/h
SS17 14:07 Mina Clavero / Giulio Cesare 2 17.41 km   Petter Solberg 15:29.3 67.44 km/h
SS18 14:48 El Condor / Casilla Negra 11.16 km   Petter Solberg 9:37.6 69.56 km/h
SS19 15:21 Copina (Power stage) 4.15 km   Petter Solberg 2:32.9 97.71 km/h

Power StageEdit

The "Power stage" was a 4.15 km (2.58 mi) stage at the end of the rally.[3]

Pos Driver Time Diff. Avg. speed Points
1   Petter Solberg 2:32.915 0.000 97.7 km/h 3
2   Mikko Hirvonen 2:34.063 +1.148 97.0 km/h 2
3   Nasser Al-Attiyah 2:34.470 +1.555 96.8 km/h 1

Championship standings after the eventEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Points are awarded to the top 10 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
 Pts 
1   Sébastien Loeb 1 1 6 1 1 2 Ret 1 91
2   Petter Solberg 3 4 2 3 1 3 6 1 73
3   Mikko Hirvonen 4 2 2 2 DSQ 2 2 70
4   Mads Østberg 3 4 3 1 3 68
5   Evgeny Novikov 5 3 5 Ret 2 8 43
6   Jari-Matti Latvala Ret 1 3 Ret 13 2 Inj 28
7   Martin Prokop 9 9 5 4 26
8   Nasser Al-Attiyah 21 6 4 9 3 23
9   Dani Sordo 2 Ret 11 1 Ret 21
10   Ott Tänak 8 Ret 5 14 3 10 16
11   Sébastien Ogier Ret 11 8 7 7 16
12   Thierry Neuville Ret 12 13 8 5 14
13   François Delecour 6 8
14   Dennis Kuipers 6 8
15   Armindo Araújo 10 15 7 15 Ret 7
16   Henning Solberg 13 7 DNS DNS 6
17   Pierre Campana 7 6
18   Patrik Sandell 8 Ret 4
19   Jari Ketomaa Ret 9 2
20   Ken Block 9 2
21   Peter van Merksteijn Jr. 19 10 1
22   Ricardo Triviño 10 26 Ret 1
23   Eyvind Brynildsen 10 1
Pos Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Notes:

  • 1 2 3 refers to the classification of the drivers on the 'Power Stage', where bonus points are awarded 3–2–1 for the fastest three drivers on the stage.

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Pos Manufacturer MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
 Pts 
1   Citroën Total World Rally Team 37 28 43 0 43 151
2   Ford World Rally Team 15 40 15 26 10 106
3   M-Sport Ford World Rally Team 16 12 10 31 12 81
4   Qatar World Rally Team 8 8 15 6 37
5   Citroën Junior World Rally Team 6 12 12 30
6   Adapta World Rally Team 12 15 27
7   Mini WRC Team 26 26
8   Brazil World Rally Team 10 0 10
  Armindo Araújo World Rally Team 4 0
  Palmeirinha Rally 2 0
Pos Manufacturer MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Pts

Notes:

PWRC Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos Driver MON
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
GER
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
 Pts 
1   Benito Guerra 1 1 50
2   Michał Kościuszko 1 3 Ret 40
3   Nicolás Fuchs DNS 2 2 36
4   Gianluca Linari 4 5 22
5   Louise Cook 2 18
6   Valeriy Gorban 3 15
7   Marcos Ligato 4 12
8   Rodrigo Salgado 5 10
9   Ramona Karlsson 6 Ret 8
10   Ezequiel Campos 6 8
11   Subhan Aksa 7 6
12   Lorenzo Bertelli Ret 8 4
Pos Driver MON
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
GER
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "injury forces Latvala out of Argentina". WRC.com. WRC. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  3. ^ "RZ19 Copina". ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  4. ^ "2012 FIA World Rally Championship – Entrants". fia.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 8 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  5. ^ a b Evans, David (6 February 2012). "Prodrive loses status as MINI's factory World Rally Team". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  6. ^ a b "FIA confirms updated manufacturers'list". World Rally Championship. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.