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2012 World Rally Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Sébastien Loeb
World Co-drivers' Champion:
Daniel Elena
World Manufacturers' Champion:
Citroën
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Sébastien Loeb won his ninth Drivers' Championship title.
Mikko Hirvonen, who finished second, interviewed during the Rally Finland

The 2012 World Rally Championship was the 40th season of the FIA World Rally Championship. The season consisted of thirteen rallies, beginning with Monte Carlo Rally on 17 January, and ending on 11 November with Rally Catalunya.

Sébastien Loeb won the drivers' championship for the ninth time in his career, ahead of Finns Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala. Citroën won the manufacturers' championship.

Contents

CalendarEdit

The 2012 calendar was announced at a meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Singapore on 26 September 2011.[1]

Round Rally Name
(Base)
Surface Dates Support Categories
1   Monte Carlo Rally
  (Monte Carlo, Monaco)
Mixed
(Tarmac, snow)
18–22 January Super 2000 WRC
Production WRC
2   Rally Sweden
  (Karlstad, Värmland)
Snow 9–12 February Super 2000 WRC
3   Rally Mexico
  (León, Guanajuato)
Gravel 8–11 March Production WRC
4   Rally de Portugal
  (Faro, Algarve)
Gravel 29 March – 1 April Super 2000 WRC
WRC Academy
5   Rally Argentina
  (Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba)
Gravel 26–29 April Production WRC
6   Acropolis Rally
  (Loutraki, Corinthia)
Gravel 24–27 May Production WRC
WRC Academy
7   Rally New Zealand
  (Auckland, Auckland)
Gravel 22–24 June Super 2000 WRC
Production WRC
8   Rally Finland
  (Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi)
Gravel 2–4 August Super 2000 WRC
WRC Academy
9   Rallye Deutschland
  (Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate)
Tarmac 24–26 August Production WRC
WRC Academy
10   Wales Rally GB
  (Cardiff, South Glamorgan)
Gravel 14–16 September Super 2000 WRC
11   Rallye de France Alsace
  (Strasbourg, Alsace)
Tarmac 4–7 October Super 2000 WRC
WRC Academy
12   Rally Italia Sardegna
  (Olbia, Sardinia)
Gravel 18–21 October Production WRC
13   Rally Catalunya
  (Salou, Tarragona)
Mixed
(Tarmac, gravel)
8–11 November Super 2000 WRC
Production WRC
WRC Academy

Calendar changesEdit

  • Early plans to run the Rally Argentina over an "endurance" format with stages in neighbouring Uruguay and Chile were abandoned in favour of a new route which featured over 500 km (311 mi) of competitive stages and made it the longest rally in the modern era of the sport.[2] The rally also featured the longest stage of the championship, the 66 km (41 mi) El Durzano–Ambul stage. The extended rally route has been promoted as a prototype of a format proposed by FIA President Jean Todt.[2]
  • The Jordan Rally was removed from the calendar. Rally Abu Dhabi was expected to be promoted in its place, but was omitted from the final calendar and given candidate status for future inclusion in the championship.
  • The Wales Rally GB was brought forward from its traditional November date to September, making Rally of Spain the season finale.
  • The route of the Rally Finland was revised from the 2011 event, and included the return of several famous stages, including Ouninpohja, Mokkipera and Palsankyla.[3]
  • The Rally Italia Sardegna was moved back from May to October.
  • The Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo returned to the calendar after a three-year absence.
  • The Rally New Zealand replaced Rally Australia, in keeping with their event-sharing arrangement.

Teams and driversEdit

World Rally Championship entriesEdit

Manufacturer teams
Constructor Team Tyre No Driver Co-driver Rounds
Citroën
(Citroën DS3 WRC)
  Citroën Total World Rally Team[4] M 1   Sébastien Loeb[4]   Daniel Elena All
2   Mikko Hirvonen[5]   Jarmo Lehtinen[5] All
  Qatar World Rally Team[6][7] M 7   Nasser Al-Attiyah[8]   Giovanni Bernacchini[8] 2–6, 9–11
  Thierry Neuville[9]   Nicolas Gilsoul[10] 7, 12
  Chris Atkinson[11]   Stéphane Prévot 8
  Hans Weijs, Jr.[12]   Björn Degandt 13
  Citroën Junior World Rally Team[13] M 8   Thierry Neuville[14]   Nicolas Gilsoul[6] 1–6, 8–11, 13
Ford
(Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
  Ford World Rally Team[10][15] M 3   Jari-Matti Latvala[16]   Miikka Anttila 1–4, 6–13
  Dani Sordo[17]   Carlos del Barrio[17] 5
4   Petter Solberg[18]   Chris Patterson All
  M-Sport Ford World Rally Team[10] M 5   Ott Tänak[10]   Kuldar Sikk All
6   Evgeny Novikov[10]   Denis Giraudet 1–8
  Nicolas Klinger[19] 9
  Ilka Minor[20] 10–12
  John Powell[12]   Michael Fennell 13
8   François Delecour[21]   Dominique Savignoni 1
  Michał Sołowow[6]   Maciek Baran 2
15   Matthew Wilson[22]   Scott Martin 10
16   Jannie Habig[23]   Robbie Durant 10
18   Dennis Kuipers[24]   Robin Buysmans 4
  Brazil World Rally Team[25] M 9   Daniel Oliveira[26]   Carlos Magalhães 4–6, 9, 11, 13
  Manfred Stohl[27]   Ilka Minor[28] 7
  Adapta World Rally Team[13][29] M 10   Mads Østberg[30]   Jonas Andersson 2–3, 5, 8–11, 13
64   Eyvind Brynildsen[29]   Cato Menkerud[6] 2
Mini
(Mini John Cooper Works WRC)
  Armindo Araújo World Rally Team[6][31] M 12   Armindo Araújo[32]   Miguel Ramalho 1
  Palmeirinha Rally[6][31] M 14   Paulo Nobre[32]   Edu Paula 1
  WRC Team Mini Portugal[12][13][32] 2 M 12   Armindo Araújo[32]   Miguel Ramalho 2–8
  Chris Atkinson[33]   Stéphane Prévot 9–10, 12
  Glenn MacNeall[34] 11, 13
14   Paulo Nobre[32]   Edu Paula 2–13
  Mini WRC Team[35] 1 M 37   Dani Sordo[35]   Carlos del Barrio 1
52   Pierre Campana[35]   Sabrina de Castelli 1
World Rally Car entries not registered as manufacturers
Ford
(Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
  Go Fast Energy World Rally Team[36][37] M 9   Matthew Wilson[10]   Scott Martin 1
16   Henning Solberg[14]   Ilka Minor 1–4, 6, 8
  Autotek Motorsport[38] D 17   Jari Ketomaa   Mika Stenberg 2, 4, 7–8
21   Martin Prokop[39]   Zdeněk Hrůza 5
  Michal Ernst[40] 13
22   Evgeny Novikov[12][41]   Ilka Minor[12] 13
M 51   Spyros Pavlides   Nicolas Klinger 6
  M-Sport[14] M 18   Matti Rantanen[11]   Mikko Lukka 8
D 52   Ricardo Triviño   Àlex Haro 3
  AT Rally Team M 19   Sebastian Lindholm[11]   Timo Hantunen 8
53   Oleksiy Tamrazov[42]   Oleksandr Gorbyk 6
  Czech Ford National Team M 21   Martin Prokop[43]   Zdeněk Hrůza[44] 1–2, 4, 6, 8–11
D 12
  Monster World Rally Team M 21   Chris Atkinson[14]   Stéphane Prévot 3
43   Ken Block[45]   Alex Gelsomino 3, 7–8
  Team Emap Yacco[10] M 53   Julien Maurin   Olivier Ural 1
  Nicolas Klinger[46] 11
Citroën
(Citroën DS3 WRC)
  Van Merksteijn Motorsport[6] M 11   Peter van Merksteijn Sr.[10][47]   Eddy Chevaillier 1
15   Peter van Merksteijn Jr.[6][48] 2, 4, 9
  PH Sport M 24   Luca Pedersoli[49]   Matteo Romano 12
  Collectif Equipe de France Rallye M 52   Sébastien Chardonnet[46]   Thibault de la Haye 11
Mini
(Mini John Cooper Works WRC)
  Prodrive[6] M 19   Richard Göransson   Anders Fredriksson 2
52   Eliseo Salazar   Marc Martí[17] 5
  Mini WRC Team[35]
Prodrive WRC Team[24]
M 23   Jarkko Nikara[50]   Jarkko Kalliolepo[12] 13
37   Dani Sordo[35]   Carlos del Barrio 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13
52   Patrik Sandell[51][52]   Staffan Parmander[51] 2
  Maria Andersson[24] 4
68   Yvan Muller[53]   Guy Leveneu[46] 11
  Seashore Qatar Rally Team[42] M 24   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari   Nicola Arena 6
  Killian Duffy[12] 13
  TOK Sport[11] M 53   Riku Tahko   Markus Soininen 8
  Dumas Rallye Team M 69   Romain Dumas[46]   Matthieu Baumel 11
Škoda
(Škoda Fabia S2000)
  Volkswagen Motorsport M 23   Kevin Abbring[54]   Lara Vanneste[54] 1
  Frédéric Miclotte[14] 3–4, 10
24   Sepp Wiegand[19]   Timo Gottschalk 9
25   Sébastien Ogier[55]   Julien Ingrassia 1–6, 8–13
26   Andreas Mikkelsen[6][56]   Ola Fløene 2, 5–6, 8–9, 11–13

Notes:

Team and driver changesEdit

 
After 12 years, Petter Solberg returned to the Ford factory team.

SWRC entriesEdit

No Team Driver Co-driver Car Rounds
31   ASM Motorsport[68]   Hayden Paddon[68]   John Kennard[6] Škoda Fabia S2000 2, 4, 7
  Baumschlager Rallye & Racing[69] 8, 10–11, 13
32   Keltech Motorsport   Craig Breen[10]   Gareth Roberts Ford Fiesta S2000 1–2, 4
  Paul Nagle[11] 8, 10–11, 13
33   Proton Motorsports[6][70]   Per-Gunnar Andersson[70]   Emil Axelsson Proton Satria Neo S2000 1–2, 7–8, 10–11, 13
34   Giandomenico Basso[70]   Mitia Dotta 1
  Alister McRae[71]   Bill Hayes 2, 7
  Juha Salo[11]   Marko Salminen 8
  Tom Cave[23]   Craig Parry 10
  Andreas Aigner[46]   Detlef Ruf 11
  Alastair Fisher[12]   Daniel Barritt 13
35   Castrol TRW Motointegrator[6]   Maciej Oleksowicz   Andrzej Obrebowski Ford Fiesta S2000 2, 4, 7–8, 10–11, 13
36   Yazeed Racing[6]   Yazeed Al-Rajhi[72]   Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RRC 2, 4, 7–8, 10–11, 13
Additional guest entries
49   Even Management[6]   Pontus Tidemand   Göran Bergsten Škoda Fabia S2000 2
63   Gundersen Motorsport[6]   Marius Aasen   Veronica Engan Ford Fiesta S2000 2
49   Team Vianauto/Galp Formula[24]   Pedro Meireles   Mário Castro Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X R4 4
49   Printsport[11]   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm Ford Fiesta S2000 8
49   M-Sport[23]   Alastair Fisher   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta S2000 10
49   PCR Sport[12]   Albert Llovera   Diego Vallejo Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 13
Team and driver changes

PWRC entriesEdit

No Team Driver Co-driver Car Rounds
31   Lotos Dynamic Rally Team[10]   Michał Kościuszko   Maciek Szczepaniak Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 1, 3, 5, 9, 12–13
32   FRT Rally[10]   Nicolás Fuchs   Rubén García Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 1
  Fernando Mussano[14] 3, 5
  Symtech Racing[73] Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6, 9, 12–13
33   Top Run Motorsport[74]   Marcos Ligato   Rubén García Subaru Impreza WRX STI 5–7, 9, 12–13
34   Miele Racing[10]   Lorenzo Bertelli   Lorenzo Granai Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1, 5
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6–7, 12–13
36   Rally Team GB[10]   Louise Cook   Stefan Davis Ford Fiesta ST 1, 6–7, 12
Ford Fiesta R2 9, 13
38   Ralliart Italy[75]   Benito Guerra   Borja Rozada Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3, 5–6, 9, 12–13
39   Mentos Ascania Racing[75]   Valeriy Gorban   Andriy Nikolaiev Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 5–7, 9, 12–13
41   Oleksiy Kikireshko   Pavlo Cherepin 5–7
  Sergei Larens[19] 9, 12–13
40   G.B. Motors[75]   Gianluca Linari   Nicola Arena Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3, 5, 7
  Monica Fortunato[42] 6
  Andrea Cecchi[49] 12–13
42   Triviño World Rally Team[75]   Ricardo Triviño   Àlex Haro Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 5
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6, 9, 12–13
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 7
44   Ramona Rallying[74]   Ramona Karlsson   Miriam Walfridsson Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3, 5, 7, 9, 12–13
45   Bosowa Rally Team[76]   Subhan Aksa   Hade Mboi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 5
  Jeff Judd[42] 6–7, 9
  Nicola Arena[49] 12
  Bill Hayes[12] 13
Additional guest entries
49   Salgado Rally Team[14]   Rodrigo Salgado   Diódoro Salgado Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3
49   CRS Team[77]   Ezequiel Campos   Cristian Winkler Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 5
49   RMC Motorsport[12]   Yeray Lemes   Rogelio Peñate Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 13
50   Escuderia Gironella[12]   Josep Maria Membrado   Josep Ramón Ribolledo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 13

WRC Academy entriesEdit

The WRC Academy uses identical Ford Fiesta R2s.[78]

Driver Co-driver Rounds
  Christopher Duplessis   Karl Atkinson 4, 6
  Alexander Kihurani 8
  José Antonio Suárez   Cándido Carrera 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
  Alastair Fisher   Daniel Barritt 4, 6, 8–9, 11
  Mark Donnelly   Dai Roberts 4
  Pontus Tidemand   Stig Rune Skjærmoen 4, 6, 8, 11, 13
  Emil Axelsson 9
  Brendan Reeves   Rhianon Smyth 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
  Timo van der Marel   Erwin Berkhof 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
  John MacCrone   Stuart Loudon 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
  Elfyn Evans   Andrew Edwards 4, 6
  Philip Pugh 8–9, 11
  Sebastian Marshall 13
  Yeray Lemes   Rogelio Peñate 4
  João Silva   José Janela 4
  Hugo Magalhães[42] 6, 8–9
  Ashley Haigh-Smith   Craig Parry 4, 6, 8–9
  Fredrik Åhlin   Morten Erik Abrahamsen 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13
Entries not scoring Academy points
  Martin Koči   Lukáš Zámečník 9
  Aron Domzala[12]   Kacper Pietrusinski 13

Results and standingsEdit

Results and statisticsEdit

Colour Rally Surface
Gold Gravel
Silver Tarmac
Blue Snow/Ice
Bronze Mixed Surface
Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1   Monte Carlo Rally
(18–22 January) – Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:32:39.9 18 433.36 km 82 54
2   Dani Sordo Mini John Cooper Works WRC 4:35:25.4
3   Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:35:54.1
2   Rally Sweden
(9–12 February) – Results and report
1   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:18:28.3 24 349.16 km 50 42
2   Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:18:44.9
3   Mads Østberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:19:07.1
3   Rally Mexico
(8–11 March) – Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:15:32.7 (24)
22
(408.50 km)
382.60 km
27 19
2   Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:16:15.1
3   Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:17:44.1
4   Rally de Portugal
(29 March – 1 April) – Results and report
1   Mads Østberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:21:16.3 (22)
19
(434.77 km)
368.43 km
49 30
2   Evgeny Novikov Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:22:49.3
3   Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:23:11.7
5   Rally Argentina
(26–29 April) – Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 5:34:38.8 19 502.73 km 42 27
2   Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 5:34:54.0
3   Mads Østberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5:37:49.2
6   Acropolis Rally
(24–27 May) – Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:42:03.3 22 409.47 km 54 32
2   Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:42:43.3
3   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:45:08.1
7   Rally New Zealand
(22–24 June) – Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:04:51.2 22 413.94 km 41 35
2   Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:05:20.8
3   Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:06:27.6
8   Rally Finland
(2–4 August) – Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 2:28:11.4 18 303.52 km 81 53
2   Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 2:28:17.5
3   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2:28:46.4
9   Rallye Deutschland
(24–26 August) – Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 3:41:52.4 15 368.63 km 71 40
2   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:43:52.5
3   Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:44:23.8
10   Wales Rally GB
(14–16 September) – Results and report
1   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:03:40.3 19 324.92 km 31 29
2   Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 3:04:08.1
3   Petter Solberg Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:04:09.0
11   Rallye de France Alsace
(4–7 October) – Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 3:32:53.0 (22)
21
(404.14 km)
393.39 km
69 45
2   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:33:08.5
3   Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:33:37.1
12   Rally Italia Sardegna
(18–21 October) – Results and report
1   Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 3:23:54.9 16 305.80 km 41 32
2   Evgeny Novikov Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:25:15.5
3   Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta RS WRC 3:26:16.0
13   Rally Catalunya
(8–11 November) – Results and report
1   Sébastien Loeb Citroën DS3 WRC 4:14:29.1 18 405.46 km 70 52
2   Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Fiesta RS WRC 4:14:36.1
3   Mikko Hirvonen Citroën DS3 WRC 4:16:15.9
Notes
  • † – Event was shortened after stages were cancelled.

StandingsEdit

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
 
Points
1   Sébastien Loeb 1 1 6 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 Ret 1 3 270
2   Mikko Hirvonen 4 2 2 2 EX 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 3 2 5 1 3 1 3 213
3   Jari-Matti Latvala Ret 1 3 Ret 13 2 3 2 7 1 3 2 1 3 2 12 2 2 1 154
4   Mads Østberg 3 4 3 1 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 149
5   Petter Solberg 3 4 2 3 1 3 6 1 Ret 3 2 4 2 11 3 26 9 1 11 124
6   Evgeny Novikov 5 3 5 Ret 2 8 Ret 4 36 Ret 6 7 2 10 88
7   Thierry Neuville Ret 12 13 8 5 6 5 16 12 7 4 2 18 3 12 53
8   Ott Tänak 8 Ret 5 14 3 10 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 1 3 Ret 52
9   Martin Prokop 9 9 5 4 5 9 Ret 9 9 8 13 46
10   Sébastien Ogier Ret 11 8 7 7 7 10 6 12 11 5 Ret 41
11   Dani Sordo 2 Ret 11 1 Ret 6 9 Ret 9 2 35
12   Nasser Al-Attiyah 21 6 4 9 3 Ret 8 10 Ret 28
13   Chris Atkinson WD Ret 39 5 11 8 6 7 28
14   Andreas Mikkelsen 13 Ret Ret 27 7 3 12 7 21 13
15   Armindo Araújo 10 15 7 15 Ret 11 8 15 11
16   Jarkko Nikara 13 5 10
17   Craig Breen 14 16 Ret Ret 13 17 6 8
18   François Delecour 6 8
19   Dennis Kuipers 6 8
20   Henning Solberg 13 7 WD WD WD WD WD 6
21   Pierre Campana 7 6
22   Matti Rantanen 7 6
23   Jari Ketomaa Ret 9 11 8 6
24   Per-Gunnar Andersson Ret 14 23 11 24 24 8 4
25   Matthew Wilson 11 WD 8 4
26   Yazeed Al-Rajhi 24 Ret 8 28 17 Ret 16 18 15 4
27   Patrik Sandell 8 Ret 4
28   Ken Block 9 9 Ret 4
29   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari 10 14 1
30   Sébastien Chardonnet 19 25 28 33 15 19 10 1
31   Ricardo Triviño 10 26 Ret 16 19 22 28 22 35 1
32   Mathieu Arzeno Ret 10 18 Ret 1
33   Peter van Merksteijn Jr. 19 10 Ret 1
34   Eyvind Brynildsen 10 1
35   Manfred Stohl 10 1
36   Luca Pedersoli 10 1
Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Points
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.

Co-drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Co-driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Points
1   Daniel Elena 1 1 6 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 Ret 1 3 270
2   Jarmo Lehtinen 4 2 2 2 EX 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 3 2 5 1 3 1 3 213
3   Miikka Anttila Ret 1 3 Ret 13 2 3 2 7 1 3 2 1 3 2 12 2 2 1 154
4   Jonas Andersson 3 4 3 1 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 149
5   Chris Patterson 3 4 2 3 1 3 6 1 Ret 3 2 4 2 11 3 26 9 1 11 124
6   Denis Giraudet 5 3 5 Ret 2 8 Ret 4 36 55
7   Nicolas Gilsoul Ret 12 13 8 5 6 5 16 12 7 4 2 19 3 12 53
8   Kuldar Sikk 8 Ret 5 14 3 10 9 Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 1 3 Ret 52
9   Zdeněk Hrůza 9 9 5 4 5 9 Ret 9 9 8 13 46
10   Julien Ingrassia Ret 11 8 7 7 7 10 6 12 11 5 Ret 41
11   Ilka Minor 13 7 WD WD WD 10 WD 6 7 2 10 40
12   Carlos del Barrio 2 Ret 11 1 Ret 6 9 Ret 9 2 35
13   Giovanni Bernacchini 21 6 4 9 3 Ret 8 10 Ret 28
14   Stéphane Prévot WD Ret 39 5 11 8 6 7 28
15   Ola Floene 13 Ret Ret 27 7 3 12 7 21 13
16   Miguel Ramalho 10 15 7 15 Ret 11 8 15 11
17   Jarkko Kalliolepo 5 10
18   Paul Nagle Ret 13 17 6 8
19   Dominique Savignoni 6 8
20   Robin Buysmans 6 8
21   Sabrina de Castelli 7 6
22   Mikko Lukka 7 6
23   Mika Stenberg Ret 9 11 8 6
24   Emil Axelsson Ret 14 23 11 24 24 8 4
25   Scott Martin 11 WD 8 4
26   Michael Orr 24 Ret 8 28 17 Ret 16 18 15 4
27   Staffan Parmander 8 4
28   Alex Gelsomino 9 9 Ret 4
29   Killian Duffy 10 14 1
30   Thibault de la Haye 19 25 28 33 15 19 10 1
31   Alex Haro 10 26 Ret 16 19 22 28 22 35 1
32   Renaud Jamoul Ret 10 18 Ret 1
33   Eddy Chevailler 19 10 Ret 1
34   Cato Menkerud 10 1
35   Matteo Romano 10 1
Pos. Co-driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Points

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Points
1   Citroën Total World Rally Team 1 1 5 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 Ret 1 453
2 4 2 2 EX 2 2 2 2 3 5 3 1 3
2   Ford World Rally Team 3 Ret 1 Ret 6 Ret 3 6 3 2 1 2 5 2 309
4 3 3 3 2 5 Ret 3 4 6 3 8 4 5
3   M-Sport Ford World Rally Team 5 7 Ret 5 7 8 5 Ret 6 Ret Ret 6 3 Ret 170
6 5 4 Ret 1 6 Ret 4 8 Ret 6 7 2 Ret
4   Adapta World Rally Team 10 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 83
5   Citroën Junior World Rally Team 8 7 4 4 4 7 7 7 4 72
6   Qatar World Rally Team 7 6 6 3 7 Ret 5 9 5 8 Ret 6 Ret 71
7   Brazil World Rally Team 9 5 Ret Ret 7 8 Ret 6 28
8   Mini WRC Team 37 2 26
52 6
  Armindo Araújo World Rally Team 12 8 0
  Palmeirinha Rally 14 9 0
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Points
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:

SWRC Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
POR
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
Points
1   Craig Breen 1 2 Ret Ret 1 1 1 118
2   Per-Gunnar Andersson Ret 1 2 1 6 3 2 109
3   Yazeed Al-Rajhi 5 Ret 4 2 3 2 3 88
4   Hayden Paddon 4 1 1 Ret 7 Ret 5 78
5   Maciej Oleksowicz 6 2 3 4 4 Ret Ret 65
6   Alastair Fisher 5 4 22
7   Tom Cave 2 18
8   Pontus Tidemand 3 15
9   Pedro Meireles 3 15
10   Juha Salo 3 15
11   Andreas Aigner 4 12
12   Esapekka Lappi 5 10
13   Alister McRae 7 Ret 6
  Giandomenico Basso Ret 0
  Marius Aasen Ret 0
  Albert Llovera Ret 0
Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
POR
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
Points
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)
Co-driversEdit
Pos. Co-driver MON
 
SWE
 
POR
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
Points
1   Emil Axelsson Ret 1 2 1 6 3 2 109
2   Michael Orr 5 Ret 4 2 3 2 3 88
3   John Kennard 4 1 1 Ret 7 Ret 5 78
4   Paul Nagle Ret 1 1 1 75
5   Andrzej Obrebowski 6 2 3 4 4 Ret Ret 65
6   Gareth Roberts 1 2 Ret 43
7   Daniel Barritt 5 4 22
8   Craig Parry 2 18
9   Göran Bergsten 3 15
10   Mário Castro 3 15
11   Marko Salminen 3 15
12   Detlef Ruf 4 12
13   Janne Ferm 5 10
14   William Hayes 7 Ret 6
  Mitia Dotta Ret 0
  Veronica Engan Ret 0
  Diego Vallejo Ret 0
Pos. Co-driver MON
 
SWE
 
POR
 
NZL
 
FIN
 
GBR
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
Points

PWRC Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Driver MON
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
GER
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Points
1   Benito Guerra 1 1 4 2 8 1 109
2   Marcos Ligato 4 Ret 1 3 2 2 88
3   Valeriy Gorban 3 1 4 7 3 4 85
4   Michał Kościuszko 1 3 Ret 1 6 6 81
5   Subhan Aksa 7 2 2 6 4 3 77
6   Nicolás Fuchs WD 2 2 Ret 5 1 9 73
7   Ricardo Triviño Ret 3 3 4 7 8 52
8   Louise Cook 2 6 6 Ret 10 WD 35
9   Gianluca Linari 4 5 Ret 5 9 10 35
10   Lorenzo Bertelli Ret 8 5 Ret Ret 5 24
11   Oleksiy Kikireshko Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 11 10
12   Rodrigo Salgado 5 10
13   Ramona Karlsson 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret WD WD 8
14   Ezequiel Campos 6 8
15   Yeray Lemes 7 6
NC   Josep Maria Membrado Ret 0
Pos. Driver MON
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
GER
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Points
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)
Co-driversEdit
Pos. Co-driver MON
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
GER
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Points
1   Borja Rozada 1 1 4 2 8 1 109
2   Rubén Garcia 4 Ret 1 3 2 2 88
3   Andriy Nikolaev 3 1 4 7 3 4 85
4   Maciej Szczepaniak 1 3 Ret 1 6 6 81
5   Fernando Mussano WD 2 2 Ret 5 1 9 73
6   Alex Haro Ret 3 3 4 7 8 52
7   Jeff Judd 2 2 6 44
8   Stefan Davis 2 6 6 Ret 10 WD 35
9   Andrea Cecchi Ret 5 9 10 35
10   Nicola Arena 4 5 4 34
11   Lorenzo Granai Ret 8 5 Ret Ret 5 24
11   William Hayes 3 15
13   Sergey Larens Ret 5 11 10
14   Diodoro Salgado 5 10
15   Miriam Walfridsson 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret WD WD 8
16   Cristian Winkler 6 8
17   Hade Mboi 7 6
18   Rogelio Peñate 7 6
NC   Pavlo Cherepin Ret Ret Ret 0
NC   Monica Fortunato Ret 0
NC   Josep Ramón Ribolleda Ret 0
Pos. Co-driver MON
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
NZL
 
GER
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Points

WRC Academy Drivers' championshipEdit

Pos. Co-driver POR
 
GRE
 
FIN
 
GER
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
Points
1   Elfyn Evans 7 1 7 1 7 1 3 1 3 3 3 144
2   José Antonio Suárez 5 5 1 4 1 2 2 4 1 1 100
3   Pontus Tidemand 3 1 Ret 1 2 6 6 6 2 2 7 84
4   Brendan Reeves 2 2 3 3 2 5 1 4 1 6 84
5   John MacCrone 9 4 1 5 3 2 3 2 4 2 73
6   Alastair Fisher 1 3 2 9 1 Ret 4 Ret 1 54
7   Timo van der Marel 4 7 Ret 4 1 7 5 47
8   Fredrik Åhlin 6 3 Ret Ret Ret 5 1 Ret 22
9   Christopher Duplessis Ret 6 6 16
10   João Silva 8 Ret 7 DNS 10
11   Ashley Haigh-Smith WD Ret 8 DNS WD 4
Pos. Co-driver POR
 
GRE
 
FIN
 
GER
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
Points
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 refers to the number of stages won, where a bonus point is awarded per stage win.
Co-driversEdit
Pos. Co-driver POR
 
GRE
 
FIN
 
GER
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
Points
1   Phil Pugh 1 7 1 7 1 3 1 3 120
2   Cándido Carrera 5 5 1 4 1 2 2 4 1 1 100
3   Stig Rune Skjærmoen 3 1 Ret 1 2 6 6 2 2 7 76
4   Rhianon Smyth 2 2 3 3 2 5 1 4 1 6 84
5   Stuart Loudon 9 4 1 5 3 2 3 2 4 2 73
6   Daniel Barritt 1 3 2 9 1 Ret 4 Ret 1 54
7   Erwin Berkhof 4 7 Ret 4 1 7 5 47
8   Morten Erik Abrahamsen 6 3 Ret Ret Ret 5 1 Ret 22
9   Sebastian Marshall 3 3 18
10   Karl Atkinson Ret 6 8
11   Alexander Kihurani 6 8
12   Emil Axelsson 6 8
13   Andrew Edwards 7 6
14   Hugo Magalhães Ret 7 DNS 6
15   José Janela 8 4
16   Craig Parry WD Ret 8 DNS WD 4
Pos. Co-driver POR
 
GRE
 
FIN
 
GER
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
Points

ChangesEdit

  • In November 2011, Europol issued an arrest warrant for Russian banker Vladimir Antonov at the request of Lithuanian prosecutors as part of an investigation into asset-stripping at Antonov's commercial banks, Snoras and Latvijas Krājbanka.[80] Antonov, who held the commercial rights to the sport through Convers Sports Initiatives, was arrested in London two days later and charged with fraud and embezzlement.[81] Convers Sports Initiatives initially claimed to be unaffected by the arrest,[80] but went into receivership at the end of the month.[82] Promoter North One Sport issued a statement clarifying the situation, confirming that they were unaffected by Antonov's arrest and parent company Convers Sports Initiatives entering into receivership and that they would co-operate with the investigation into Bank Snoras.[83] However, North One Sport were subsequently forced to find new investors, with bids from Qatar and French broadcaster Eurosport.[84] It was later reported that negotiations with the Qatari bidders had collapsed, forcing the closure of North One Sport.[85]
  • The FIA World Motorsport Council permitted tyre suppliers to provide teams and drivers with a second tyre compound, following several complaints from drivers about a lack of grip at the 2011 Rally Australia.[86]
  • On gravel rallies, shakedown stage will be used as a qualifying stage for P1 and P2 drivers. According to the results of qualifying, P1 and P2 crews – in order of fastest to slowest – will then select their start positions for the first day of the rally.[87] On day two and three, P1 and P2 drivers will restart in reverse order according to their provisional overall classification. On asphalt rallies, regulations in previous years still apply.[88]
  • Organisers of WRC events will be allowed to specify whether cars failed to complete a section are permitted to restart the event on the next day.[87] Restart after retirement, formerly known as SupeRally, will now be called "Rally 2".[88]

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