2017 Rally Argentina

The 2017 Rally Argentina was the fifth round of the 2017 World Rally Championship and was the 37th running of the Rally Argentina. Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul won the rally. Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt had led the rally for most of its stages, but after clipping a bridge on the final stage, the victory was Neuville's by just 7 tenths of a second.[1]

2017 Rally Argentina
37. YPF Rally Argentina 2017
Round 5 of the 2017 World Rally Championship
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Host country Argentina
Rally baseArgentina Villa Carlos Paz
Dates run27 – 30 April 2017
Stages18 (357.59 km; 222.20 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Results
Overall winnerBelgium Thierry Neuville
Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul
South Korea Hyundai Motorsport
Crews22 at start, 17 at finish

WRC-2 championship leaders Pontus Tidemand and Jonas Andersson won the WRC-2 class, their third of the year.[2]

ClassificationEdit

Key
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

Event standingsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Time Difference Points
1 5   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 3:38:10.6 0.0 30
2 3   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 3:38:11.3 +0.7 22
3 2   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 3:38:40.5 +29.9 18
4 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 3:39:35.3 +1:24.7 14
5 10   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC 3:39:58.7 +1:48.1 11
6 4   Hayden Paddon   John Kennard   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 3:45:53.3 +7:42.7 8
7 11   Juho Hänninen   Kaj Lindström   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC 3:49:27.5 +11:16.9 6
8 6   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 3:52:54.7 +14:44.1 4
9 14   Mads Østberg   Ola Fløene   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 3:53:21.9 +15:11.3 2
10 31   Pontus Tidemand   Jonas Andersson   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 3:55:42.7 +17:32.1 1
Source:[3]

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Rally leader
Leg 1 SS1 SSS Ciudad de Cordoba 1.75 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 1:53.8   Sébastien Ogier
SS2 San Agustin - Villa General Belgrano 1 19.95 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 12:42.3   Elfyn Evans
SS3 Amboy - Santa Monica 1 20.44 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 10:18.8
SS4 Santa Rosa - San Agustin 1 23.85 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 13:44.8
SS5 SSS Fernet Branca 1 6.04 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 4:43.5
SS6 San Agustin - Villa General Belgrano 2 19.95 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 12:35.9
SS7 Amboy - Santa Monica 2 20.44 km   Elfyn Evans
  Hayden Paddon
Ford Fiesta WRC
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
10:21.1
SS8 Santa Rosa - San Agustin 2 23.85 km   Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 13:39.0
SS9 SSS Fernet Branca 2 6.04 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:49.4
Leg 2 SS10 Tanti - Villa Bustos 1 20.08 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 11:00.2
SS11 Los Gigantes - Cantera El Condor 1 38.68 km   Kris Meeke Citroën C3 WRC 20:01.6
SS12 Boca del Arroyo - Bajo del Pungo 1 20.52 km   Kris Meeke Citroën C3 WRC 13:18.2
SS13 Tanti - Villa Bustos 2 20.08 km   Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 10:47.9
SS14 Los Gigantes - Cantera El Condor 2 38.68 km   Ott Tänak
  Thierry Neuville
Ford Fiesta WRC
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
19:45.5
SS15 Boca del Arroyo - Bajo del Pungo 2 20.52 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 12:59.5
Leg 3 SS16 El Condor - Copina 16.32 km   Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 13:07.0
SS17 Mina Clavero - Giulio Cesare 22.64 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 18:05.0
SS18 El Condor [Power Stage] 16.32 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 13:00.1   Thierry Neuville

Power StageEdit

The Power Stage was a 16.32 km (10.1 mi) stage at the end of the rally.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Diff. Pts.
1   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 13:00.1 5
2   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta WRC 13:01.4 +1.3 4
3   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta WRC 13:02.8 +2.7 3
4   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC 13:04.3 +4.2 2
5   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC 13:08.5 +8.4 1

Championship standings after the rallyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Neuville wins a thriller". wrc.com. WRC. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Tidemand cruises to hat-trick". wrc.com. WRC. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  3. ^ "37. YPF Rally Argentina 2017 Results". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.

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