2015 Rally Argentina

The 2015 XION Rally Argentina was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 23 and 26 April 2015. It marked the thirty-fifth running of the Rally Argentina, and was the fourth round of the 2015 World Rally Championship and WRC-2 seasons.

2015 Rally Argentina
35º XION Rally Argentina
Round 4 of 13 of the 2015 World Rally Championship
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Host country Argentina
Rally baseVilla Carlos Paz
Dates run23 – 26 April 2015
Stages12 (315.86 km; 196.27 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Results
Overall winnerUnited Kingdom Kris Meeke
Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle
France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT
Crews60 at start, 26 at finish

The rally was won by Kris Meeke who, alongside his co-driver Paul Nagle, became the first British rally driver to win a WRC rally since 2002.[1]

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 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   Khalid Al Qassimi   Chris Patterson Citroën DS3 WRC M
20   Hyundai Motorsport N WRC   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard Hyundai i20 WRC M
21   Jipocar Czech National Team WRC   Martin Prokop   Michal Ernst Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
36   Youth & Sports Qatar Rally Team WRC-2   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari   Marshall Clarke Ford Fiesta RRC M
37   FWRT s.r.l. WRC   Lorenzo Bertelli   Giovanni Bernacchini Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
38   Yuriy Protasov WRC-2   Yuriy Protasov   Pavlo Cherepin Ford Fiesta RRC P
40   Drive Dmack WRC-2   Jari Ketomaa   Kaj Lindström Ford Fiesta R5 D
41   Drive Dmack WRC-2   Nicolás Fuchs   Fernando Mussano Ford Fiesta R5 D
43   TAIF Rally Team WRC-2   Radik Shaymiev   Maxim Tsvetkov Ford Fiesta R5 M
45   Gianluca Linari WRC-2   Gianluca Linari   Nicola Arena Subaru Impreza STi N15 P
51   Napoca Rally Academy WRC-2   Simone Tempestini   Matteo Chiarcossi Subaru Impreza STi N14 P
52   Diego Domínguez WRC-2   Diego Domínguez   Edgardo Galindo Ford Fiesta R5 D
54   Didier Arias WRC-2   Didier Arias   Héctor Núñez Ford Fiesta R5 D
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC WRC entries ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship

ResultsEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Time Difference Points
Overall classification
1 3   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 3:41:44.9 0.00 25
2 4   Mads Østberg   Jonas Andersson   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 3:42:03.0 +18.1 19
3 5   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:45:12.3 +3:27.4 15
4 21   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek   Jipocar Czech National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 3:48:11.0 +6:26.1 12
5 8   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 WRC WRC 3:52:31.6 +10:46.7 12
6 12   Khalid Al Qassimi   Chris Patterson   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 3:53:04.8 +11:19.9 8
7 36   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari   Marshall Clarke   Youth & Sports Qatar Rally Team Ford Fiesta RRC WRC-2 3:57:47.5 +16:02.6 6
8 52   Diego Domínguez   Edgardo Galindo   Diego Domínguez Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:00:33.1 +18:48.2 4
9 57   Gustavo Saba   Diego Cagnotti   Saba Competition Škoda Fabia S2000 WRC-2 4:03:05.5 +21:20.6 2
10 72   Federico Villagra   Diego Curletto   Federico Villagra Ford Fiesta MR 4:07:04.5 +25:19.6
11 6   Ott Tänak   Raigo Mõlder   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 4:07:37.2 +25:41.9 1
17 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Volkswagen Motorsport Volkswagen Polo R WRC WRC 4:18:56.4 +37:11.5 3
WRC-2 standings
1 (7.) 36   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari   Marshall Clarke   Youth & Sports Qatar Rally Team Ford Fiesta RRC WRC-2 3:57:47.5 0.0 25
2 (8.) 52   Diego Domínguez   Edgardo Galindo   Diego Domínguez Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:00:33.1 +2:45.6 18
3 (12.) 40   Jari Ketomaa   Kaj Lindström   Drive Dmack Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:09:50.7 +12:03.2 15
4 (13.) 38   Yuriy Protasov   Pavlo Cherepin   Yuriy Protasov Ford Fiesta RRC WRC-2 4:11:10.3 +13:22.8 12
5 (14.) 54   Didier Arias   Héctor Núñez   Didier Arias Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 4:14:36.3 +16:48.8 10
6 (19.) 51   Simone Tempestini   Matteo Chiarcossi   Napoca Rally Academy Subaru Impreza STi N14 WRC-2 4:25:27.9 +27:40.4 8
7 (22.) 45   Gianluca Linari   Nicola Arena   Gianluca Linari Subaru Impreza STi N5 WRC-2 4:36:04.9 +38:17.4 6
Source: [1]

Special stagesEdit

Championship standings after the eventEdit

WRCEdit

OtherEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Emotional Meeke wins in Argentina". WRC.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

External linksEdit