2015 Monte Carlo Rally

The 2015 Monte Carlo Rally (formally known as the 83ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo) was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 22 and 25 January 2015. It marked the eighty-third running of the Monte Carlo Rally, and was the first round of the 2015 World Rally Championship, WRC-2, WRC-3, Junior World Rally Championship and FIA R-GT Cup seasons.[1]

2015 Monte Carlo Rally
83ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo
Round 1 of 13 of the 2015 World Rally Championship
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Host country Monaco
Rally baseFrance Gap, Hautes-Alpes
Dates run22 – 25 January 2015
Stages15 (335.48 km; 208.46 miles)
Stage surfaceTarmac and snow
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport
Crews94 at start, 78 at finish

Defending World Champion Sébastien Ogier started the season with a win in Monte Carlo, his second consecutive in the principality and the 25th of his WRC career. Returning nine-time World Champion Sébastien Loeb was the early leader of the rally, losing first position to Ogier on the seventh stage after a spin while negotiating a hairpin bend. On the next stage, Loeb hit a rock and lost a total of six minutes, before retiring in the following liaison section.[2] This gave Ogier a lead of almost two minutes over Volkswagen team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala. Despite being unable to monitor his rivals' split times during the stages under new rules, Ogier blended a controlled pace with safe tyre choices through the final two days to seal the victory.[3] Latvala finished second, also taking one power stage point, with Andreas Mikkelsen completing a one-two-three for Volkswagen Motorsport. Citroën's Mads Østberg finished the event in fourth position. Hyundai Motorsport duo Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo finished in fifth and sixth, split by 0.8 seconds. M-Sport's Elfyn Evans finished seventh, having dropped time after he damaged his car's rear suspension against a wall. Evans finished ahead of Loeb, who rejoined under rally-2 rules and won two power stage points. The top ten was completed by Martin Prokop and Kris Meeke, who won the power stage to take three additional points.[3]

In the support classes, Stéphane Lefebvre won WRC-2 in 12th position overall,[4] Quentin Gilbert finished as the best WRC-3/JWRC runner in 22nd place,[5] just ahead of the FIA R-GT Cup winner François Delecour.

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   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena Citroën DS3 WRC M
5   M-Sport Ltd WRC   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
6   M-Sport Ltd WRC   Ott Tänak   Raigo Mőlder Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
7   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 WRC M
8   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Hyundai i20 WRC M
9   Volkswagen Motorsport II WRC   Andreas Mikkelsen   Ola Fløene Volkswagen Polo R WRC M
12   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson Citroën DS3 WRC M
14   Henning Solberg WRC   Henning Solberg   Ilka Minor Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
15   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Bryan Bouffier   Xavier Panseri Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
16   RK M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Robert Kubica   Maciej Szczepaniak Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
17   D-Max Racing WRC   Yuriy Protasov   Pavlo Cherepin Citroën DS3 WRC P
18   Sébastien Chardonnet WRC   Sébastien Chardonnet   Thibaut de la Haye Citroën DS3 WRC M
19   Jean-Michel Raoux WRC   Jean-Michel Raoux   Thomas Escartefigue Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
21   Jipocar Czech National Team WRC   Martin Prokop   Michal Ernst Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
32   PH Sport WRC-2   Stéphane Lefebvre   Stéphane Prévot Citroën DS3 R5 M
33   Quentin Giordano WRC-2   Quentin Giordano   Valentin Sarreaud Citroën DS3 R5 M
34   Saintéloc Junior Team WRC-2   Craig Breen   Scott Martin Peugeot 208 T16 R5 M
35   Jourdan Serderidis WRC-2   Jourdan Serderidis   William Mergny Citroën DS3 R5 M
36   Julien Maurin WRC-2   Julien Maurin   Nicolas Klinger Ford Fiesta RRC P
37   FWRT s.r.l. WRC   Lorenzo Bertelli   Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
38   Marco Vallario WRC-2   Marco Vallario   Antonio Pascale Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X D
39   Eric Camilli WRC-2   Eric Camilli   Benjamin Veillas Ford Fiesta R5 M
40   Jonathan Hirschi WRC-2   Jonathan Hirschi   Vincent Landais Peugeot 208 T16 R5 M
41   BRR Baumschlager Rallye & Racing Team WRC-2   Armin Kremer   Klaus Wicha Škoda Fabia S2000 P
42   Barry White WRC-2   Hendrik Lategan   Barry White Škoda Fabia S2000 P
43   Styllex Slovak National Team WRC-2   Martin Koči   Lukáš Kostka Ford Fiesta R5 M
51   Charlotte Dalmasso WRC-3
JWRC
  Charlotte Dalmasso   Marine Delon Citroën DS3 R3T Max M
52   Simone Tempestini WRC-3
JWRC
  Simone Tempestini   Matteo Chiarcossi Citroën DS3 R3T Max M
53   Printsport WRC-3
JWRC
  Ole Christian Veiby   Anders Jaæger Citroën DS3 R3T Max M
54   Daniel McKenna WRC-3
JWRC
  Daniel McKenna   Andrew Grennan Citroën DS3 R3T Max M
56   Alessandro Re WRC-3
JWRC
  Alessandro Re   Giacomo Ciucci Citroën DS3 R3T Max M
57   Équipe de France FFSA WRC-3
JWRC
  Yohan Rossel   Benoît Fulcrand Citroën DS3 R3T Max M
58   Terry Folb WRC-3
JWRC
  Terry Folb   Franck Le Floch Citroën DS3 R3T Max M
59   Kornél Lukács WRC-3
JWRC
  Kornél Lukács   Márk Mesterházi Citroën DS3 R3T Max M
60   Quentin Gilbert WRC-3
JWRC
  Quentin Gilbert   Renaud Gamoul Citroën DS3 R3T Max M
61   ADAC Weser-Ems WRC-3
JWRC
  Christian Riedemann   Michael Wenzel Citroën DS3 R3T Max M
76   Eamonn Boland WRC-2   Eamonn Boland   Michael Joseph Morrissey Subaru Impreza STi R4 D M
78   Alain Foulon WRC-2   Alain Foulon   Gilles Delarche Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X M
84   Stéphane Consani WRC-3   Stéphane Consani   Maxime Vilmot Renault Clio R3T P
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 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 3:36:40.2 0.0 25
2 2   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 3:37:38.2 +58.0 19
3 9   Andreas Mikkelsen   Ola Fløene   Volkswagen Motorsport II Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 3:38:52.5 +2:12.3 15
4 12   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 3:39:23.8 +2:43.6 12
5 7   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 3:39:52.3 +3:12.1 10
6 8   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 3:39:53.1 +3:12.9 8
7 5   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:42:03.9 +5:23.7 6
8 4   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 3:45:14.9 +8:34.7 6
9 21   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek   Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:46:35.0 +9:54.8 2
10 3   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 3:47:35.8 +10:55.6 3
WRC-2 standings
1 (12.) 32   Stéphane Lefebvre   Stéphane Prévot   PH Sport Citroën DS3 R5 WRC-2 3:49:36.7 0.0 25
2 (13.) 34   Craig Breen   Scott Martin   Saintéloc Junior Team Peugeot 208 T16 R5 WRC-2 3:51:50.7 +2:14.0 18
3 (14.) 41   Armin Kramer   Klaus Wicha   BRR Baumschlager Rallye & Racing Team Škoda Fabia S2000 WRC-2 3:52:03.7 +2:27.0 15
4 (15.) 39   Eric Camilli   Benjamin Veillas   Eric Camilli Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 3:54:36.4 +4:59.7 12
5 (19.) 40   Jonathan Hirschi   Vincent Landais   Jonathan Hirschi Peugeot 208 T16 R5 WRC-2 3:59:29.5 +9:52.8 10
6 (21.) 33   Quentin Giordano   Valentin Sarreaud   Quentin Giordano Citroën DS3 R5 WRC-2 4:06:43.7 +17:17.0 8
7 (66.) 78   Alain Foulon   Gilles Delarche   Alain Foulon Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X WRC-2 4:52:15.9 +1:02:39.2 6
8 (75.) 38   Marco Vallario   Manuela di Lorenzo   Marco Vallario Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X WRC-2 5:14:44.3 +1:25:07.6 4
WRC-3 standings
1 (22.) 60   Quentin Gilbert   Renaud Jamoul   Quentin Gilbert Citroën DS3 R3T Max WRC-3 4:08:32.7 0.0 25
2 (24.) 61   Christian Riedemann   Michael Wenzel   ADAC Weser-Ems Citroën DS3 R3T Max WRC-3 4:10:56.4 +2:23.7 18
3 (25.) 53   Ole Christian Veiby   Anders Jæger   Printsport Citroën DS3 R3T Max WRC-3 4:12:04.1 +3:31.4 15
4 (27.) 52   Simone Tempestini   Matteo Chiarcossi   Simone Tempestini Citroën DS3 R3T Max WRC-3 4:14:01.1 +5:28.4 12
5 (31.) 84   Stéphane Consani   Maxime Vilmot   Stéphane Consani Renault Clio R3T WRC-3 4:17:57.6 +9:24.9 10
6 (33.) 57   Yohan Rossel   Benoît Fulcrand   Équipe de France FFSA Citroën DS3 R3T Max WRC-3 4:20:00.4 +11:27.7 8
7 (35.) 56   Alessandro Re   Giacomo Ciucci   Alessandro Re Citroën DS3 R3T Max WRC-3 4:20:37.2 +12:04.5 6
8 (43.) 59   Kornél Lukács   Márk Mesterházi   Kornél Lukács Citroën DS3 R3T Max WRC-3 4:28:35.1 +20:02.4 4
9 (61.) 51   Charlotte Dalmasso   Marine Delon   Charlotte Dalmasso Citroën DS3 R3T Max WRC-3 4:47:43.1 +39:10.4 2
JWRC standings
1 (22.) 60   Quentin Gilbert   Renaud Jamoul   Quentin Gilbert Citroën DS3 R3T Max JWRC 4:08:32.7 0.0 25
2 (24.) 61   Christian Riedemann   Michael Wenzel   ADAC Weser-Ems Citroën DS3 R3T Max JWRC 4:10:56.4 +2:23.7 18
3 (25.) 53   Ole Christian Veiby   Anders Jæger   Printsport Citroën DS3 R3T Max JWRC 4:12:04.1 +3:31.4 15
4 (27.) 52   Simone Tempestini   Matteo Chiarcossi   Simone Tempestini Citroën DS3 R3T Max JWRC 4:14:01.1 +5:28.4 12
5 (33.) 57   Yohan Rossel   Benoît Fulcrand   Équipe de France FFSA Citroën DS3 R3T Max JWRC 4:20:00.4 +11:27.7 8
6 (35.) 56   Alessandro Re   Giacomo Ciucci   Alessandro Re Citroën DS3 R3T Max JWRC 4:20:37.2 +12:04.5 6
7 (43.) 59   Kornél Lukács   Márk Mesterházi   Kornél Lukács Citroën DS3 R3T Max JWRC 4:28:35.1 +20:02.4 4
8 (61.) 51   Charlotte Dalmasso   Marine Delon   Charlotte Dalmasso Citroën DS3 R3T Max JWRC 4:47:43.1 +39:10.4 2
Source: [1]

Special stagesEdit

Championship standings after the eventEdit

WRCEdit

OtherEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rally Calendar Overview". WRC.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Ogier takes charge in Monte Carlo". WRC.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Ogier Nets third Monte Carlo Win". WRC.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Lefebvre claims maiden WRC 2 victory". WRC.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Gilbert dominates Junior WRC in Monte-Carlo". WRC.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.

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