2016 World Rally Championship

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2016 World Rally Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Sébastien Ogier
World Co-drivers' Champion:
Julien Ingrassia
World Manufacturers' Champion:
Volkswagen Motorsport
Previous: 2015 Next: 2017
Support series:
World Rally Championship-2
World Rally Championship-3
Junior World Rally Championship
Sébastien Ogier successfully defended the drivers' title.
The Volkswagen Polo R WRC, car entered by Volkswagen Motorsport, who successfully defended manufacturers' title.

The 2016 World Rally Championship was the 44th season of the World Rally Championship, an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of international rallying. Teams and drivers competed in thirteen rounds—starting with the Rallye Monte Carlo in January and finishing with Rally Australia in November—for the World Rally Championships for Drivers and Manufacturers.

Sébastien Ogier started the season as the defending drivers' champion. His team, Volkswagen Motorsport, were the defending manufacturers' champions. Both Ogier and Volkswagen Motorsport claimed their fourth consecutive drivers' and manufacturers' championships.

CalendarEdit

The calendar was announced in November 2015 by the FIA.[1] The season was scheduled to expand with one rally in comparison to the 2015 championship, contested over fourteen rounds in Europe, North America, South America, Oceania and Asia,[2][3] but the Chinese round was ultimately cancelled.

Round Dates Rally name Rally headquarters Surface Stages Distance
1 21–24 January   Monte Carlo Rally Gap, Hautes-Alpes Mixed 16 337.59km
2 12–14 February   Rally Sweden Karlstad, Värmland Snow 121a 226.48km1b
3 3–6 March   Rally Mexico León, Guanajuato Gravel 21 399.67km
4 21–24 April   Rally Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba Gravel 18 364.68km
5 19–22 May   Rally de Portugal Matosinhos, Porto Gravel 19 368.00km
6 9–12 June   Rally Italia Sardegna Alghero, Sardinia Gravel 19 324.60km
7 30 June–3 July   Rally Poland Mikołajki, Warmia-Masuria Gravel 21 306.10km
8 28–31 July   Rally Finland Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi Gravel 24 333.99km
9 19–21 August   Rallye Deutschland Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate Tarmac 18 306.80km
10 9–11 September   Rally China Beijing, Hebei Tarmac Cancelled2
11 30 September–2 October   Tour de Corse Bastia, Haute-Corse Tarmac 10 390.92km
12 13–16 October   Rally Catalunya Salou, Tarragona Mixed 21 321.08km
13 28–30 October   Wales Rally GB Deeside, Flintshire Gravel 22 336.00km
14 18–20 November   Rally Australia Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Gravel 23 283.36km3
Notes
  • ^1  – Rally Sweden was shortened due to warm weather conditions turning frozen roads into soft, muddy gravel and making the studded tyres unsafe to use.[4]
  • ^2  – Rally China was cancelled due to weather damage caused by torrential storms and flooding in July.[5]
  • ^3  – The route of Rally Australia was shortened following concerns over dust reducing visibility in forest stages.

Calendar changesEdit

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the World Rally Championship during the 2016 season:

World Rally Car entries eligible to score manufacturer points
Constructor Entrant Tyre No. Drivers Co-drivers Rounds
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo R WRC)
  Volkswagen Motorsport[10]         M 1   Sébastien Ogier[11]       Julien Ingrassia[12] All
2   Jari-Matti Latvala[13]           Miikka Anttila[12] All
  Volkswagen Motorsport II[14] M 9   Andreas Mikkelsen[14]       Anders Jæger[15] All
Hyundai
(Hyundai i20 WRC)
  Hyundai Motorsport[16]         M 3   Thierry Neuville[17]   Nicolas Gilsoul[12] 1–4, 7–13
  Hayden Paddon[18]   John Kennard[18] 5–6
4   Dani Sordo[17]   Marc Martí[12] 1, 3–6, 9–12
  Hayden Paddon[19]   John Kennard[20] 2, 7–8, 13
  Hyundai Motorsport N M 10   Hayden Paddon[21]   John Kennard[21] 1
  Kevin Abbring[18]   Sebastian Marshall[18] 5–6, 11
20   Dani Sordo[21]   Marc Martí[21] 2, 7, 13
  Hayden Paddon[22]   John Kennard[22] 3–4, 9–12
  Thierry Neuville[18]   Nicolas Gilsoul[18] 5–6
  Kevin Abbring[23]   Sebastian Marshall[23] 8
Ford
(Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
  M-Sport World Rally Team[24]         M 5   Mads Østberg[25]   Ola Fløene[26] All
6   Eric Camilli[25]   Nicolas Klinger[12] 1–2
  Benjamin Veillas[27]       3–13
  DMACK World Rally Team[28] D 12   Ott Tänak[28]   Raigo Mõlder[28] All
  Jipocar Czech National Team[29]       P 21   Martin Prokop[29]   Jan Tománek[29] 3, 5–6, 11
  Yazeed Racing[30] P 30   Yazeed Al-Rajhi[30]   Michael Orr[30] 2, 5–8, 12
World Rally Car entries ineligible to score manufacturer points
Constructor Entrant Tyre No. Drivers Co-drivers Rounds
Citroën
(Citroën DS3 WRC)
  Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team[31]       M 7   Kris Meeke[31]   Paul Nagle[32] 1–2, 5, 8, 10–12
  Stéphane Lefebvre[33]   Gabin Moreau[33] 7
8   Stéphane Lefebvre[31]         Gabin Moreau[32] 1, 5
  Craig Breen[33]   Scott Martin[33] 7–8, 10–12
10   Stéphane Lefebvre[34]   Gabin Moreau[34] 9
14   Khalid Al Qassimi[31]   Chris Patterson[21] 2, 5, 8, 12
  Stéphane Lefebvre[35]   Gilles De Turckheim[35] 13
15   Craig Breen[31]   Scott Martin[32] 2
  Marcos Ligato[36]   Rubén García[36] 4, 8
16   Quentin Gilbert[35]   Renaud Jamoul[35] 13
83   José Alberto Nicolas[36]   Miguel Recalt[36] 4
  Leonardo Suaya[23] 8
  D-Max Racing[20] P 18   Felice Re[20]   Mara Bariani[20] 1
Ford
(Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
  Adapta Motorsport[21] M 15   Henning Solberg[37]   Ilka Minor[37] 2, 4–7, 12
  BRC Racing Team[20][38] P 16   Robert Kubica[39]   Maciek Szczepaniak[20]       1
  Motorsport Italia P 16   Benito Guerra[22]   Borja Rozada[22] 3
  M-Sport World Rally Team M 17   Bryan Bouffier[20]   Victor Bellotto[20] 1
  Jipocar Czech National Team[18] P 22   Jaroslav Melichárek[18]   Erik Melichárek[18] 5
  FWRT s.r.l. P 37   Lorenzo Bertelli[40]   Simone Scattolin[40] 1–4, 6–8, 10–13
  A-Style Team[41] P 81   Federico Della Casa[41]   Domenico Pozzi[41] 6
  AT Rally Team[23] P 81   Oleksiy Tamrazov[23]   Nicola Arena[23] 8
  Abdullah Al Qassimi Rally Team[23] M 81   Abdullah Al Qassimi[23]   Steve Lancaster[23] 8, 12
  Delta Rally[41] P 83   Roberto Tononi[41]   Paolo Comini[41] 6
  Toksport World Rally Team[23] D 84   Matti Koskelo[23]   Rami Suorsa[23] 8
Mini
(Mini John Cooper
Works WRC)
  Eurolamp World Rally Team[21] P 18   Valeriy Gorban[21]   Volodymyr Korsia[21] 2–8, 11–12
82   Mait Maarend[21]   Mihkel Kapp[21] 2, 6

Constructor changesEdit

 
Citroën formally withdrew manufacturer support for the DS3 WRC at the end of the 2015 season.
  • Citroën withdrew their works team from the 2016 season in order to focus on development of their 2017 car ahead of major regulation changes for the 2017 season.[42] However, the manufacturer remained open to contesting selected events and the Citroën DS3 WRC was still made available to privateer teams.[43] Citroën previously withdrew formal works support for a team in 2006 when the Xsara WRC reached the end of its working life, in order to focus on developing the Xsara's replacement, the C4 WRC.
  • After contesting selected World Rally Championship and WRC-2 events between 2013 and 2015, Anglo-Chinese tyre manufacturer DMACK planned to contest the full 2016 season as a manufacturer team.[28] The team is equipped with Ford Fiesta RS WRCs built and prepared by M-Sport.

Driver changesEdit

Rally summariesEdit

Round 1 — Monte Carlo RallyEdit

Defending World Champion Sébastien Ogier started the season with a win in Monte Carlo, his third consecutive in the principality. Ogier and Kris Meeke fought for the rally lead until Meeke hit a rock on SS12. He managed to return to the stage finish but was forced to withdraw due to damage sustained to his gearbox. Jari-Matti Latvala retired from third after losing control of his car and running off the road, hitting a spectator, though no-one was seriously injured. Andreas Mikkelsen finished second after resisting Thierry Neuville. Only seven WRC cars reached the end of the rally after six retirements.[47]

Round 2 — Rally SwedenEdit

The Rally Sweden was marked by the lack of snow, which forced the organization to change the rally route and cancel some of the stages that had started to thaw out, making the studded snow tyres unsafe to use. Ogier protested the event going ahead, but with the changes to the route approved by the FIA, he took to the start and went on to claim the win.

Jari-Matti Latvala was delayed by mechanical issues, suffering a broken drive shaft early in the second stage. Andreas Mikkelsen in the third Polo R WRC was Ogier's early challenger, but as the temperature started to drop and the roads started to freeze over, Hayden Paddon emerged as his biggest rival. By the third day, the roads had completely set, allowing Ogier to maintain his lead. Mads Østberg completed the podium, having taken advantage of his rivals' ongoing battles to build and sustain a margin big enough to maintain third overall.

Round 3 — Rally MexicoEdit

Having scored no points in the opening rounds while Ogier took a full 58, Jari-Matti Latvala started the Rally Mexico needing to secure a strong result if he was to have any hope of mounting a bid for the World Drivers' Championship. With the running order set based on championship positions, Ogier was forced to sweep the roads clear of loose gravel, while Latvala enjoyed comparatively clean roads. He took advantage of this from the first stage, establishing an early lead that he consistently built upon throughout the first two days of the event. With the running order for the final day—which included the single longest special stage on the calendar, weighing in at eighty kilometres—based on the rally standings, Latvala's advantage was quashed, but his lead strong enough to secure his first win of the season ahead of Ogier. Hyundai's Dani Sordo finished third overall, but a late penalty handed the final podium place to Mads Østberg.

Round 4 — Rally ArgentinaEdit

Wishing to continue his point scoring momentum, Jari-Matti Latvala targeted Argentina as another rally to win to further his championship standings. Another driver determined to score a podium in this rally was Hayden Paddon. The two drivers were in close competition on Friday, but by Saturday morning Latvala pulled ahead. In the afternoon, however, Latvala suffered a major accident, forcing him to retire, and giving the lead to Paddon. Engine problems on Sunday combined with a quick time from Sebastian Ogier on the penultimate stage meant the winner would be decided on the power stage. Hayden Paddon won the power stage and took his first WRC event win. Sebastian Ogier placed second, While Andreas Mikkelsen placed third. Paddon was elevated to second place in the overall championship, but Volkswagen Motorsport held the lead in the manufacturers championship.

Round 5 — Rally de PortugalEdit

Participating in his third even of the season as Citroen was not included in the manufacturers championship, Kris Meeke was determined to gain experience for the upcoming 2017 season. He managed to keep a strong lead throughout Friday, but second place was in high contention. Dani Sordo and Sebastian Ogier fought for the position in the afternoon. Hayden Paddon and Ott Tänak would run off of the road in the same place. Paddon's car became engulfed in flames which destroyed it, but Tänak managed to pull his vehicle away from the inferno. Saturday proved only to increase the gap between Meeke and Ogier, and on Sunday Andreas Mikkelsen would take second place off of Ogier. Kris Meeke took the event win, but Ogier would take the three power stage points.

Round 6 — Rally Italia SardegnaEdit

Jari-Matti Latvala wished to gain another win in Italy's WRC Event to reignite his season after scoring points in only two of five events so far. He led Friday morning, but by the last stage was passed by Thierry Neuville. Hayden Paddon ran off of the road on stage seven, destroying his car for the second event in a row. Andreas Mikkelsen and later Mads Ostberg would both be involved in incidents on Saturday afternoon, forcing Mikkelsen out of the point-scoring positions and Ostberg to retire. Thierry Neuville would win his second WRC event, followed by Latvala in second and then Ogier, who managed to score all three power stage points.

Round 7 — Rally PolandEdit

After career-best position in Poland in 2015, Ott Tänak was determined to make the most out of this year's running of the event. Friday saw the lead changing between Tänak, Andreas Mikkelsen, and Hayden Paddon, the later two of which wanted redemption for the lack of points in Sardinia. On Saturday, Tänak would expand his lead over Andreas, who was close behind. Sunday seemed as if Tänak would take the victory, but on the penultimate stage Tänak would receive a punctured tire, putting him in second place. Andreas Mikkelsen ended up winning the event ahead of a crushed Tänak, with Hayden Paddon finishing in third.

Round 8 — Rally FinlandEdit

Being his home event, and after winning the event the previous two years, Jari-Matti Latvala was an obvious contender in Finland. Kris Meeke would return to participate for the first time after his victory in Portugal. Meeke took the lead on Friday and held it firm, while Latvala chased behind. Ott Tänak, despite holding an early second place, would spin and puncture a tire before the day was out. Sebastian Ogier would get stuck in a ditch, putting him out of the points. On Saturday, Meeke would distance his lead over Latvala a long way. Stages thirteen and fourteen would be canceled by violent crashes by Lorenzo Bertelli and Eric Camilli respectively. Craig Breen would find his way into third after Tänak's crash. On Sunday, Meeke became the first Brit to win the event. Latvala would follow up, and Craig Breen would score third, a personal best. Kris Meeke ended up breaking the record for the highest average speed in a rally.

Round 9 — Rallye DeutschlandEdit

The first event on tarmac since Monte Carlo, Sebastian Ogier would not have to clean the roads as he did by going first in gravel stages. Though determined to place first, an early mistake pushed him behind Andreas Mikkelsen. Thierry Neuville, considering Germany his home event as it is the closest event to his home country Belgium, kept behind Ogier in third. Jari-Matti Latvala retired on the first stage due to gearbox issues. Ogier would regain the lead on Saturday, and Dani Sordo would take third from Neuville. By the end of the event, Mikkelsen would fall a further two positions, giving the win to Ogier. Dani Sordo would place second, finishing ahead of Neuville by less than a tenth of a second.

Round 10 — Tour de CorseEdit

Due to the cancellation of Rally China, the Tour de Corse was the round after Rallye Deutschland. Being another tarmac event, Sebastian Ogier saw this as another opportunity to take a win. Ogier started off strongly, winning all four events on Friday. Kris Meeke pushed his way into second, but a spin and a puncture set him back. Dani Sordo also fell from second due to a puncture. This gave the position to Thierry Neuville and third to Jari-Matti Latvala. On Saturday, Andreas Mikkelsen overtook Latvala and attempted to chase Neuville. Meeke would crash on Saturday, pulling him out of the points places. The event would finish in the order it was in that evening, with Ogier finishing first, Neuville finishing second, and Mikkelsen in third. Despite finishing in sixteenth, Meeke would take first in the power stage.

Results and standingsEdit

Season summaryEdit

Round Event name Winning driver Winning co-driver Winning manufacturer Winning time Report
1   Monte Carlo Rally    Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Volkswagen Motorsport  3:49:53.1 Report
2   Rally Sweden   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia    Volkswagen Motorsport 1:59:47.4 Report
3   Rally Mexico   Jari-Matti Latvala    Miikka Anttila   Volkswagen Motorsport 4:25:57.4 Report
4   Rally Argentina   Hayden Paddon    John Kennard   Hyundai Motorsport N 3:40:52.9 Report
5   Rally de Portugal   Kris Meeke    Paul Nagle   Abu Dhabi Total WRT 3:59:01.0 Report
6   Rally Italia Sardegna   Thierry Neuville    Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport N 3:35:25.8 Report
7   Rally Poland   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger   Volkswagen Motorsport II 2:37:34.4 Report
8   Rally Finland   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle   Abu Dhabi Total WRT 2:38:05.8 Report
9   Rallye Deutschland   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia    Volkswagen Motorsport 3:00:26.7 Report
10   Rally China Rally cancelled (due to the 2016 China floods)
11   Tour de Corse   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia    Volkswagen Motorsport 4:07:17.0 Report
12   Rally Catalunya   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia    Volkswagen Motorsport 3:13:03.6 Report
13   Wales Rally GB   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia    Volkswagen Motorsport 3:14:30.2 Report
14   Rally Australia   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger   Volkswagen Motorsport II 2:46:05.7 Report

FIA World Rally Championship for DriversEdit

Points are awarded to the top ten classified finishers. There are also three bonus points awarded to the winner of the Power stage, two points for second place and one for third.

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
 
ARG
 
POR
 
ITA
 
POL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
AUS
 
Points
1   Sébastien Ogier 11 11 21 23 31 31 61 24 13 C 13 12 1 21 268
2   Thierry Neuville 3 14 Ret 6 29 1 43 41 31 C 2 3 33 32 160
3   Andreas Mikkelsen 23 42 Ret 3 23 13 1 7 4 C 32 Ret 122 1 154
4   Hayden Paddon 25 2 53 11 Ret Ret 3 52 5 C 6 4 4 4 138
5   Dani Sordo 62 6 4 42 4 4 Ret WD 2 C 7 23 6 53 130
6   Jari-Matti Latvala Ret 26 12 16 62 23 52 23 482 C 4 141 7 9 112
7   Mads Østberg 4 3 3 5 7 Ret 8 6 6 C 9 5 8 6 102
8   Ott Tänak 7 5 6 15 Ret 5 2 Ret 23 C 10 6 21 7 88
9   Kris Meeke Ret 233 1 1 C 161 Ret 5 64
10   Craig Breen 8 7 3 C 5 10 Ret 36
11   Eric Camilli Ret Ret 16 8 5 6 10 Ret 50 C 8 19 10 Ret 28
12   Esapekka Lappi 9 12 21 14 8 7 C 11 8 16
13   Stéphane Lefebvre 5 35 9 Ret C 9 14
14   Henning Solberg 7 9 27 7 15 12 C WD 14
15   Martin Prokop 7 8 9 C Ret 12
16   Kevin Abbring Ret 152 9 C Ret 7 Ret 10
17   Pontus Tidemand 11 9 19 Ret 8 C 9 13 8
18   Teemu Suninen 12 10 9 45 8 11 10 56 C 15 28 14 8
19   Jan Kopecký 19 10 9 C 12 8 16 WD 7
20   Marcos Ligato 7 44 C 6
21   Elfyn Evans 8 9 17 30 13 11 C 11 WD 6
22   Lorenzo Bertelli Ret Ret 8 13 WD Ret 12 Ret WD C 17 11 15 10 5
23   Armin Kremer 10 19 12 Ret 10 C Ret 2
24   Nicolás Fuchs 14 10 10 Ret 20 C 21 11 2
25   Valeriy Gorban 24 10 Ret Ret 28 27 21 C 15 37 1
Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
POR
 
ITA
 
POL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
AUS
 
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 – Indicate position on Power stage

FIA World Rally Championship for Co-DriversEdit

Points are awarded to the top ten classified finishers. There are also three bonus points awarded to the winner of the Power stage, two points for second place and one for third.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos. Co-driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
POR
 
ITA
 
POL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
AUS
 
Points
1   Julien Ingrassia 11 11 21 23 31 31 61 24 13 C 13 12 1 21 268
2   Nicolas Gilsoul 3 14 Ret 6 29 1 43 41 31 C 2 3 33 32 160
3   Anders Jæger 23 42 Ret 3 23 13 1 7 4 C 32 Ret 122 1 154
4   John Kennard 25 2 53 11 Ret Ret 3 52 5 C 6 4 4 4 138
5   Marc Martí 62 6 4 42 4 4 Ret WD 2 C 7 23 6 53 130
6   Miikka Anttila Ret 26 12 16 62 23 52 23 482 C 4 141 7 9 112
7   Ola Fløene 4 3 3 5 7 Ret 8 6 6 C 9 5 8 6 102
8   Raigo Mõlder 7 5 6 15 Ret 5 2 Ret 23 C 10 6 21 7 88
9   Paul Nagle Ret 233 1 1 C 161 Ret 5 64
10   Scott Martin 8 7 3 C 5 10 Ret 36
11   Benjamin Veillas 16 8 5 6 10 Ret 50 C 8 19 10 Ret 28
12   Janne Ferm 9 12 21 14 8 7 C 11 8 16
13   Ilka Minor 7 9 27 7 15 12 C WD 14
14   Gabin Moreau 5 35 9 Ret C 12
15   Jan Tomanek 7 8 9 C Ret 12
16   Sebastian Marshall Ret 152 9 C Ret 7 Ret 10
17   Jonas Andersson 19 11 9 19 Ret 8 C 9 13 8
18   Mikko Markkula 12 10 9 45 8 11 10 56 C 15 28 14 8
19   Pavel Dresler 19 10 9 C 12 8 16 WD 7
20   Rubén Garcia 7 44 C 6
21   Craig Parry 8 9 17 30 13 11 C 11 WD 6
22   Simone Scattolin Ret Ret 8 13 WD Ret 12 Ret WD C 17 11 15 10 5
23   Gilles De Turckheim C 9 2
24   Pirmin Winklhofer 10 19 12 Ret 10 C Ret 2
25   Fernando Mussano 14 10 10 Ret 20 C 21 11 2
26   Volodymyr Korsia 24 10 Ret Ret 28 27 21 C 15 37 1
Pos. Co-driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
POR
 
ITA
 
POL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
AUS
 
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 – Indicate position on Power stage

FIA World Rally Championship for ManufacturersEdit

Points are awarded to the top ten classified finishers.[48]

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
POR
 
ITA
 
POL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
AUS
 
Points
1   Volkswagen Motorsport 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 6 7 1 C 1 1 1 2 377
2 Ret 8 1 9 5 2 5 1 8 C 4 8 6 8
2   Hyundai Motorsport 3 3 7 Ret 6 Ret Ret 4 2 3 C 2 3 3 3 312
4 5 2 4 4 3 4 3 3 2 C 6 2 5 4
3   Volkswagen Motorsport II 9 2 4 Ret 3 1 8 1 5 4 C 3 Ret 9 1 163
4   M-Sport World Rally Team 5 4 3 3 5 6 Ret 7 4 6 C 8 5 7 6 162
6 Ret Ret 8 7 4 6 8 Ret 9 C 7 9 8 Ret
5   Hyundai Motorsport N 10 7 Ret 9 C 7 146
20 6 5 1 9 1 Ret 6 5 C 5 4 4 5
6   DMACK World Rally Team 12 6 5 6 8 Ret 5 2 Ret 7 C 9 6 2 7 98
7   Jipocar Czech National Team 21 7 7 7 C Ret 18
8   Yazeed Racing 30 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret C Ret 4
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
ARG
 
POR
 
ITA
 
POL
 
FIN
 
GER
 
CHN
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
AUS
 
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)

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