2014 Rallye de France-Alsace

The 2014 Rallye de France — Alsace was the eleventh round of the 2014 World Rally Championship season. The event was based in Strasbourg, France, and started on 3 October and finished on 5 October after eighteen special stages, totaling 303.6 competitive kilometres.

Rallye de France — Alsace 2014
5. Rallye de France-Alsace
Round 11 of the 2014 World Rally Championship season
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2014 10 04 14-00Rallye France, ES12, Jari-Matti Latvala.JPG
Jari-Matti Latvala during Rally
Host countryFrance France
Rally baseStrasbourg, France
Dates runOctober 3 – October 5, 2014
Stages18 (303.63 km; 188.67 miles)
Stage surfaceTarmac
Results
Overall winnerFinland Jari-Matti Latvala
Finland Miikka Anttila
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport
Crews91 at start, 75 at finish

Finnish driver Jari-Matti Latvala won the rally for the first time and in doing so became the first non-French driver to win the Strasbourg-based rally since its inception in 2010. It was Latvala's fourth and final victory of the 2014 season. There were no classified WRC-3 competitors as all those who finished were excluded for homologation irregularities. However, they were counted for in the JWRC category.

Entry listEdit

Notable entrants
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
1   Volkswagen Motorsport WRC   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
2   Volkswagen Motorsport WRC   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
3   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Citroën DS3 WRC M
4   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Citroën DS3 WRC M
5   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
6   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
7   Hyundai Shell World Rally Team WRC   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 WRC M
8   Hyundai Shell World Rally Team WRC   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Hyundai i20 WRC M
9   Volkswagen Motorsport II WRC   Andreas Mikkelsen   Ola Fløene Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
10   RK M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Robert Kubica   Maciek Szczepaniak Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
11   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Dennis Kuipers   Robin Buysmans Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
12   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Yuriy Protasov   Pavlo Cherepin Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
20   Hyundai Motorsport N WRC   Bryan Bouffier   Xavier Panseri Hyundai i20 WRC M
21   Jipocar Czech National Team WRC   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
22   Julien Maurin WRC   Julien Maurin   Nicolas Klinger Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
32   Pontus Tidemand WRC-2   Pontus Tidemand   Patrik Barth Ford Fiesta R5 M
35   Bernardo Sousa WRC-2   Bernardo Sousa   Hugo Magalhães Ford Fiesta RRC P
36   Top Teams by MY Racing WRC-2   Sébastien Chardonnet   Thibault de la Haye Citroën DS3 R5 M
38   Jourdan Serderidis WRC-2   Jourdan Serderidis   Frédéric Miclotte Ford Fiesta R5 M
39   Quentin Gilbert WRC-2   Quentin Gilbert   Renaud Jamoul Ford Fiesta R5 P
40   C-Rally WRC-2   Jarosław Kołtun   Ireneusz Pleskot Ford Fiesta R5 M
42   Top Run Srl WRC-2   Johan Heloïse   Roberto Mometti Subaru Impreza WRX STi P
49   Martin McCormack WRC-2   Martin McCormack   James Morgan Ford Fiesta R5 H
52   Simone Tempestini WRC-3
JWRC
  Simone Tempestini   Dorin Pulpea Citroën DS3 R3T M
53   Aron Domzala WRC-3
JWRC
  Aron Domzala   Szymon Gospodarczyk Citroën DS3 R3T M
55   Quentin Giordano WRC-3
JWRC
  Quentin Giordano   Valentin Sarreaud Citroën DS3 R3T M
56   Styllex Slovak National Team WRC-3
JWRC
  Martin Koči   Lukáš Kosta Citroën DS3 R3T M
57   Stéphane Lefebvre WRC-3
JWRC
  Stéphane Lefebvre   Thomas Dubois Citroën DS3 R3T M
62   Alastair Fisher WRC-3
JWRC
  Alastair Fisher   Gordon Noble Citroën DS3 R3T M
63   Wurmbrand Racing Team WRC-3
JWRC
  Kornél Lukács   Márk Mesterházi Citroën DS3 R3T M
68   Rallye Jeunes FFSA WRC-3
JWRC
  Eric Camilli   Maxime Vilmot Citroën DS3 R3T M
69   Frédéric Hauswald WRC-3
JWRC
  Frédéric Hauswald   Olivier Ural Citroën DS3 R3T M
70   Rallye Jeunes FFSA WRC-3
JWRC
  Yohan Rossel   Benoît Fulcrand Citroën DS3 R3T M
71   Alain Pyrame WRC-3   Alain Pyrame   Vincent Varetz Renault Clio RS R3T P
73   Armando Pereira WRC   Armando Pereira   Damien Augustin Citroën DS3 WRC M
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Major entry ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship
WRC-3 Registered to take part in
WRC-3 championship
JWRC Registered to take part in
Junior World Rally championship

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Time Difference Points
Overall classification
1 2   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 2:38:19.1 0.0 26
2 9   Andreas Mikkelsen   Ola Fløene   Volkswagen Motorsport II Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 2:39:03.9 +44.8 18
3 3   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 2:39:24.4 +1:05.3 15
4 8   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí   Hyundai Shell World Rally Team Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 2:40:07.8 +1:48.7 12
5 5   Mikko Hirvonen   Jarmo Lehtinen   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:40:19.8 +2:00.7 10
6 6   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:41:19.9 +3:00.8 10
7 4   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 2:41:21.6 +3:02.5 6
8 7   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Shell World Rally Team Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 2:42:27.5 +4:08.4 4
9 20   Bryan Bouffier   Xavier Panseri   Hyundai Motorsport N Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 2:42:32.0 +4:12.9 2
10 21   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek   Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 2:44:26.6 +6:07.5 1
13 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 2:46:55.2 +8:36.1 3
WRC-2 standings
1 (15.) 39   Quentin Gilbert   Renaud Jamoul   Quentin Gilbert Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 2:48:56.8 0.0 25
2 (17.) 35   Bernardo Sousa   Hugo Magalhães   Bernardo Sousa Ford Fiesta RRC WRC-2 2:49:04.9 +8.1 18
3 (18.) 36   Sébastien Chardonnet   Thibault de la Haye   Top Teams by MY Racing Citroën DS3 R5 WRC-2 2:51:04.1 +2:07.3 15
4 (23.) 32   Pontus Tidemand   Patrik Barth   Pontus Tidemand Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 3:04:32.1 +15:35.3 12
5 (40.) 40   Jarosław Kołtun   Ireneusz Pleskot   C-Rally Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 3:18:24.1 +29:27.3 10
6 (42.) 42   Johan Heloïse   Roberto Mometti   Top Run Srl Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRC-2 3:20:33.5 +31:36.7 8
7 (53.) 38   Jourdan Serderidis   Frédéric Miclotte   Jourdan Serderidis Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 3:32:37.9 +43:41.1 6
JWRC standings
1 62   Alastair Fisher   Gordon Noble   Alastair Fisher Citroën DS3 R3T JWRC 2:57:06.5 0.0 25
2 68   Eric Camilli   Maxime Vilmot   Rallye Jeunes FFSA Citroën DS3 R3T JWRC 2:57:57.4 +50.9 18
3 55   Quentin Giordano   Valentin Sarreaud   Quentin Giordano Citroën DS3 R3T JWRC 2:58:27.5 +1:21.0 15
4 57   Stéphane Lefebvre   Thomas Dubois   Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën DS3 R3T JWRC 2:58:48.5 +1:42.0 12
5 70   Yohan Rossel   Benoît Fulcrand   Rallye Jeunes FFSA Citroën DS3 R3T JWRC 3:00:15.3 +3:08.8 10
6 53   Aron Domzala   Szymon Gospodarczyk   Arom Domzala Citroën DS3 R3T JWRC 3:14:11.6 +17:05.1 8
7 57   Martin Koči   Lukáš Kostka   Styllex Slovak National Team Citroën DS3 R3T JWRC 3:14:23.3 +17:16.8 6
Source: [1]

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Rally leader
Leg 1
(3 Oct)
SS1 Col de la Charbonnière 1 11.11 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 5:34.9   Jari-Matti Latvala
SS2 Vosges - Pays d'Ormont 1 34.34 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Polo R WRC 18:33.5   Andreas Mikkelsen
SS3 Pays de Salm 1 9.59 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 4:54.6   Jari-Matti Latvala
SS4 Col de la Charbonnière 2 11.11 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Volkswagen Polo R WRC 5:35.3
SS5 Vosges - Pays d'Ormont 2 34.34 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 18:31.5
SS6 Pays de Salm 2 9.59 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 4:53.2
SS7 Strasbourg 4.67 km   Dani Sordo
  Andreas Mikkelsen
Hyundai i20 WRC
Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3:35.3
Leg 2
(4 Oct)
SS8 Valée de Munster 1 18.90 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 9:13.1
SS9 Soultzeren - Le Grand Hohnack 1 19.93 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 9:33.4
SS10 Pays Welche - Riquewihr 1 21.49 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 12:04.7
SS11 Valée de Munster 2 18.90 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 9:06.9
SS12 Soultzeren - Le Grand Hohnack 2 19.93 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 9:31.4
SS13 Pays Welche - Riquewihr 2 21.49 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 11:56.9
SS14 Mulhouse 4.86 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 3:22.8
Leg 3
(5 Oct)
SS15 Foret de la Petite - Pierre 1 12.33 km   Robert Kubica Ford Fiesta RS WRC 6:10.5
SS16 Foret de Saverne 1 19.36 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 9:26.9
SS17 Foret de la Petite - Pierre 2 12.33 km   Mads Østberg Citroën DS3 WRC 6:07.2
SS18 Foret de Saverne 2 (Power Stage) 19.36 km   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 9:20.8

Power StageEdit

The "Power stage" was a 19.36 km (12.03 mi) stage at the end of the rally.

Pos Driver Car Time Diff. Pts
1   Sébastien Ogier Volkswagen Polo R WRC 9:20.8 0.0 3
2   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta RS WRC 9:30.3 +9.5 2
3   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Polo R WRC 9:33.7 +12.9 1

Standings after the rallyEdit

WRCEdit

OtherEdit

ReferencesEdit