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The 2017 Wales Rally (formally the 73. Dayinsure Wales Rally GB) was the 12th round of the 2017 World Rally Championship. The rally was being held over four days between 26 October and 29 October 2017, and was based in Deeside, United Kingdom. Britons Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt won the rally on their home soil, which marked their first success in the WRC.[1]

2017 Wales Rally GB
73. Dayinsure Wales Rally GB 2017
Round 12 of the 2017 World Rally Championship
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Host country United Kingdom
Rally baseWales Deeside
Dates run26 – 29 October 2017
Stages21 (304.36 km; 189.12 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Results
Overall winnerUnited Kingdom Elfyn Evans
United Kingdom Daniel Barritt
United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team
Crews75 at start, 65 at finish

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia finished the rally in third position which was enough to seal the drivers' title.[2] M-Sport secured their first manufacturers' championship as a private team and its first since winning with Ford in 2007.[3]

Contents

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   Khalid Al Qassimi   Chris Patterson 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   Juho Hänninen   Kaj Lindström Toyota Yaris WRC M
12   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT WRC   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm Toyota Yaris WRC M
14   M-Sport World Rally Team WRC   Mads Østberg   Emil Axelsson Ford Fiesta WRC M
15   Jourdan Serderidis WRC   Jourdan Serderidis   Frédéric Miclotte Citroën DS3 WRC M
16   Hyundai Motorsport WRC   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
20   Yazeed Racing WRC   Yazeed Al-Rajhi   Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
86   Charles Payne WRC   Charles Payne   Carl Williamson Ford Fiesta RS WRC P
Source:[4]
Key
Icon Class
WRC WRC entries eligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Major entry ineligible to
score manufacturer points
WRC Registered to score points
in WRC Trophy
WRC-2 Registered to take part in
WRC-2 championship
WRC-3 Registered to take part in
WRC-3 championship

ClassificationEdit

Event standingsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Co-driver Team Car Class Time Difference Points
Overall classification
1 3   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2:57:00.6 0.0 25
2 5   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 2:57:37.9 +37.3 23
3 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2:57:45.8 +45.2 17
4 6   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 2:57:50.4 +49.8 13
5 10   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Antilla   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC 2:57:50.9 +50.3 13
6 2   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 2:58:02.9 +1:02.3 8
7 9   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC 2:58:21.1 +1:20.5 10
8 4   Hayden Paddon   Sebastian Marshall   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 2:59:16.9 +2:16.3 4
9 12   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC 2:59:47.1 +2:46.5 2
10 16   Dani Sordo   Marc Martí   Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 3:00:51.1 +3:50.5 1
WRC-2 standings
1 (11.) 31   Pontus Tidemand   Jonas Andersson   Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 3:07:12.2 0.0 25
2 (12.) 32   Eric Camilli   Benjamin Veillas   M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 3:09:06.6 +1:54.4 18
3 (13.) 41   Tom Cave   James Morgan   Styllex Motorsport Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 3:09:15.5 +2:03.3 15
Source:[5]

Special stagesEdit

Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Rally Leader
Leg 1 SS1 Visit Conwy Tir Prince 1.49 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 1:09.7   Sébastien Ogier
SS2 Myherin 1 20.28 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 11:01.6   Elfyn Evans
SS3 Sweet Lamb 1 4.24 km   Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 2:44.4
SS4 Hafren 1 35.14 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 20:25.3
SS5 Myherin 2 20.28 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 10:52.3
SS6 Sweet Lamb 2 4.24 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 2:41.6
SS7 Hafren 2 35.14 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 20:22.3
Leg 2 SS8 Aberhirnant 1 13.91 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 7:30.2
SS9 Dyfnant 1 17.91 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 10:15.5
SS10 Gartheiniog 1 12.61 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 7:30.5
SS11 Dyfi 1 25.86 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 15:02.6
SS12 Gartheiniog 2 12.61 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 7:35.1
SS13 Dyfi 2 25.86 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 15:21.2
SS14 Cholmondeley Castle 1.80 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 1:07.5
SS15 Aberhirnant 2 13.91 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 7:58.0
SS16 Dyfnant 2 17.91 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 10:26.1
Leg 3 SS17 Alwen 1 10.41 km   Ott Tänak Ford Fiesta WRC 5:32.2
SS18 Brenig 1 6.43 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:04.0
SS19 Gwydir 7.49 km   Thierry Neuville
  Jari-Matti Latvala
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
Toyota Yaris WRC
4:51.1
SS20 Alwen 2 10.41 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 5:34.5
SS21 Brenig 2 [Power Stage] 6.43 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:01.2

Power StageEdit

The Power Stage was a 6.43 km (4.0 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 4:01.2 5
2   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Citroën C3 WRC 4:02.7 +1.5 4
3   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC 4:02.8 +1.6 3
4   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC 4:03.1 +1.9 2
5   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:03.2 +2.0 1

Championship standings after the rallyEdit

  • Bold text indicates 2017 World Champions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Evans: 'Nobody was getting in the way'". wrc.com. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Ogier seals title". wrc.com. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.autosport.com/wrc/news/132735/ogier-seals-title-as-evans-dominates-rally-gb
  4. ^ "2017 Wales Rally GB Entry List". ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Final Results Rally Wales 2017". ewrc-results. 29 October 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.

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