2017 Rally Australia

The 2017 Rally Australia (formally the 26. Kennards Hire Rally Australia 2017) was the 13th and final round of the 2017 World Rally Championship. The rally was held over three days between 17 November and 19 November 2017, and was based in Coffs Harbour, Australia. Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul were the rally winners.[1]

2017 Rally Australia
26. Kennards Hire Rally Australia 2017
Round 13 of the 2017 World Rally Championship
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Top 3 crews on the podium
Host country Australia
Rally baseAustralia Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Dates run17 – 19 November 2017
Stages21 (318.16 km; 197.70 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Results
Overall winnerBelgium Thierry Neuville
Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul
South Korea Hyundai Motorsport
Crews33 at start, 25 at finish

Entry listEdit

Notable entrants
No. Entrant Class Driver Co-driver Car Tyre
1   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC M
2   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta WRC M
3   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta WRC D
4   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Hayden Paddon   Sebastian Marshall Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
5   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
6   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
7   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau Citroën C3 WRC M
8   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Craig Breen   Scott Martin Citroën C3 WRC M
9   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT WRC   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Citroën C3 WRC M
10   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT WRC   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC M
11   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT WRC   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm Toyota Yaris WRC M
21   Jourdan Serderidis WRC   Jourdan Serderidis   Frédéric Miclotte Citroën DS3 WRC M
31   Kalle Rovanperä WRC-2   Kalle Rovanperä   Jonne Halttunen Ford Fiesta R5 M
Source:[2]
Key
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Registered to score points
in WRC Trophy
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship

ClassificationEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Time Difference
to 1st to prev.
1 5   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 2:35:44.8 0.0 0.0
2 2   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2:36:07.3 +22.5 +22.5
3 4   Hayden Paddon   Sebastian Marshall   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 2:36:43.9 +59.1 +36.6
4 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2:38:12.5 +2:27.7 +1:28.6
5 3   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2:38:50.4 +3:05.6 +37.9
6 11   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC 2:39:34.3 +3:49.5 +43.9
7 9   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC 2:58:43.2 +22:58.4 +19:08.9
8 68   Nathan Quinn   Ben Searcy   Nathan Quinn Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N/A 3:00:48.2 +25:03.4 +2:05.0
9 61   Richie Dalton   John Allen   Richie Dalton Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 3:01:24.4 +25:39.6 +36.2
10 71   Dean Herridge   Samuel Hill   Dean Herridge Subaru Impreza STI N/A 3:05:37.1 +29:52.3 +4:12.7
Source:[3]

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Rally Leader
Leg 1 SS1 Pilbara 1 9.71 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 5:17.2   Andreas Mikkelsen
SS2 Eastbank 1 18.92 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 9:56.3
SS3 Sherwood 1 26.59 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 12:51.1
SS4 Pilbara 2 9.71 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 5:14.0
SS5 Eastbank 2 18.92 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 9:48.8
SS6 Sherwood 2 26.59 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 12:38.1
SS7 SSS Destination NSW 1 1.27 km   Ott Tänak
  Thierry Neuville
Ford Fiesta WRC
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
1:02.4
SS8 SSS Destination NSW 2 1.27 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 1:00.9
Leg 2 SS9 Nambucca 48.89 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 26:53.6
SS10 Newry 1 20.86 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 12:10.7   Thierry Neuville
SS11 SSS Raceway 1.37 km   Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 1:15.3
SS12 Welshs Creek 33.49 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 17:44.8
SS13 Argents Hill 12.33 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 6:42.4
SS14 Newry 2 20.86 km
Stage cancelled
SS15 SSS Destination NSW 3 1.27 km   Thierry Neuville
  Craig Breen
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
Citroën C3 WRC
1:02.3   Thierry Neuville
SS16 SSS Destination NSW 4 1.27 km   Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 1:01.8
Leg 3 SS17 Pilbara Reverse 1 10.03 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 5:23.1
SS18 Bucca 31.90 km   Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 16:57.4
SS19 Wedding Bells 1 6.44 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:55.5
SS20 Pilbara Reverse 2 10.03 km
Stage cancelled
SS21 Wedding Bells 2 [Power Stage] 6.44 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 3:32.6   Thierry Neuville

Power StageEdit

The Power Stage was a 10.12 km (6.3 mi) stage at the end of the rally.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Diff. Pts.
1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC 3:32.6 5
2   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Ford Fiesta WRC 3:32.7 +0.1 4
3   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm Toyota Yaris WRC 3:34.3 +1.6 3
4   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:34.7 +2.1 2
5   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Citroën C3 WRC 3:35.1 +2.5 1

Championship standings after the rallyEdit

  • Bold text indicates 2017 World Champions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sunday in Australia: Neuville Secures Fourth Win". wrc.com. WRC Promoter GmbH. 19 November 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Rally Australia 2017 Entry List" (PDF). rallyaustralia.com.au. 20 October 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Rally Australia Results". Retrieved 7 November 2019.

External linksEdit