2018 Monte Carlo Rally

The 2018 Monte Carlo Rally (formally known as the 86e Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo)[1] was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 25 and 28 January 2018.[2] It marked the eighty-sixth running of the Monte Carlo Rally, and was the first round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship and its support categories, the WRC-2 and WRC-3 championships.[3] The event, which was based in the town of Gap in the Hautes-Alpes department of France, was contested over seventeen special stages totalling a competitive distance of 394.74 km (245.28 mi).[4]

2018 Monte Carlo Rally
86e Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo
Round 1 of 13 in the 2018 World Rally Championship
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Andreas Mikkelsen Monte Carlo 2018 II.jpg
Host country Monaco /  France
Rally baseFrance Gap, Hautes-Alpes
Dates run25 – 28 January 2018
Start locationCasino Square, Monaco
Finish locationCasino Square, Monaco
Stages17 (394.74 km; 245.28 miles)
Stage surfaceTarmac and snow
Transport distance1,290.22 km (801.71 miles)
Overall distance1,684.96 km (1,046.99 miles)
Results
Overall winnerFrance Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT
4:18:55.5
WRC-2 winnerCzech Republic Jan Kopecký
Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport II
4:35:38.5
WRC-3 winnerItaly Enrico Brazzoli
Italy Luca Beltrame
Italy Enrico Brazzoli
5:22:03.0
Power Stage winnerUnited Kingdom Kris Meeke
Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle
France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT
Crews registered73
Crews67 at start, 47 at finish

Reigning World Drivers' and World Co-Drivers Champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia were the defending rally winners.[5] Their team, M-Sport Ford WRT, were the defending manufacturers' winners.[5] Ogier and Ingrassis successfully defended their title to take their sixth win on the event, becoming the second most-successful crew in the event's history.[6] The Škoda Motorsport crew of Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler won the World Rally Championship-2 category in a Škoda Fabia R5, while Italian privateers Enrico Brazzoli and Luca Beltrame won the World Rally Championship-3.[7]

BackgroundEdit

Entry listEdit

The following crews were entered into the rally. The event was open to crews competing in the World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship-2, World Rally Championship-3 and the French national rally championship as well as privateer entries not registered to score points in any championship. The final entry list included twelve crews competing with World Rally Cars, six in the World Rally Championship-2 and four in the World Rally Championship-3.

No. Entrant Driver Co-Driver Car Tyre
World Rally Car entries
1   M-Sport Ford WRT   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC M
2   M-Sport Ford WRT   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta WRC M
3   M-Sport Ford WRT   Bryan Bouffier   Xavier Panseri Ford Fiesta WRC M
4   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
5   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
6   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT   Dani Sordo   Carlos del Barrio Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
7   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC M
8   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC M
9   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm Toyota Yaris WRC M
10   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Citroën C3 WRC M
11   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT   Craig Breen   Scott Martin Citroën C3 WRC M
18   Manuel Villa   Manuel Villa   Daniele Michi Ford Fiesta RS WRC D
World Rally Championship-2 entries
31   M-Sport Ford WRT   Eric Camilli   Benjamin Veillas Ford Fiesta R5 M
32   Škoda Motorsport II   Jan Kopecký   Pavel Dresler Škoda Fabia R5 M
33   M-Sport Ford WRT   Teemu Suninen   Mikko Markkula Ford Fiesta R5 M
34   Kevin Abbring   Kevin Abbring   Pieter Tsjoen Ford Fiesta R5 P
35   Guillaume de Mevius   Guillaume de Mevius   Louis Louka Peugeot 208 T16 R5 M
36   Eddie Sciessere   Eddie Sciessere   Flavio Zanella Citroën DS3 R5 M
World Rally Championship-3 entries
61   Enrico Brazzoli   Enrico Brazzoli   Luca Beltrame Peugeot 208 R2 D
62   Taisko Lario   Taisko Lario   Tatu Hämäläinen Peugeot 208 R2 M
63   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Romain Courbon Ford Fiesta R2T M
64   Amaury Molle   Amaury Molle   Renaud Herman Peugeot 208 R2 M
Other major entries
71   Wevers Sport[a]   Ole Christian Veiby   Stig Rune Skjærmoen Škoda Fabia R5 M
73   TGS Worldwide[b]   Kalle Rovanperä   Jonne Halttunen Škoda Fabia R5 M
76   KCMG[c]   Stéphane Sarrazin   Jacques-Julien Renucci Hyundai i20 R5 M
Source:[1][8]

RouteEdit

The 2018 rally featured a heavily revised route from the 2017 event, with half the special stages being new additions.[9] The 2018 rally included an additional 12.09 km (7.51 mi) of competitive kilometres compared to the route planned in 2017. It featured a mix of new and returning stages in addition to stages that were reconfigured from previous years.[10] The service park was based in the town of Gap, which also featured parc fermé facilities. The itinerary also featured a short stage called "Gap" that allowed the teams to conduct a pre-event shakedown before the ceremonial start in Monaco.

DetailsEdit

The first leg of the rally is the longest, with 213.21 km (132.48 mi) in competitive kilometres. The first two stages—including the famous stage between Sisteron and Thoard, which will be run in reverse as Thoard–Sisteron for the first time in the event's history—will be run on the night of 25 January before the crews return to the service park in Gap. The remaining six stages will be held on 26 January on roads to the west of Gap and features two passes over Vitrolles–Oze, which has featured on the route in previous years; and Roussieux–Eygalayes and Vaumeilh–Claret, both of which are new stages.

The second leg is 117.55 km (73.04 mi) long and is primarily made up of stages east of the town. It features two passes over Agnières-en-Dévoluy–Corps and St.-Leger-les-Mélèzes–La-Bâtie-Neuve, both of which are heavily revised from pervious years. The second leg concludes with a pass over Bayons–Bréziers, which was previously run on the first night of competition. After completing service in Gap, the cars return to Monaco.

 
The Col de Braus mountain pass, which was contested as the rally's Power Stage.

The third and final leg is 63.98 km (39.76 mi) long and run on stages in the Alpes-Maritimes department close to the Italian border. The short Lucéram—Col St. Roch stage was replaced by a shortened version of La Bollène-Vésubie–Peïra Cava, which features the Col de Turini and was as the Power Stage in 2017. The new La Cabanette–Col de Braus stage, run as SS15 and again as SS17 will take its place as the Power Stage before the cars return to Monaco once more for the ceremonial finish.

ItineraryEdit

Date Time No. Stage name Distance
24 Jan 16:00 Gap [Shakedown] 3.35 km
Leg 1 – 213.21 km
25 Jan 18:00 Ceremonial start – Casino Square, Monaco
21:40 SS1 Thoard–Sisteron 36.58 km
22:51 SS2 Bayons–Bréziers 1 25.49 km
23:45   Service Park – Gap
26 Jan 00:45   Parc fermé – Gap
08:00   Service Park – Gap
08:51 SS3 Vitrolles–Oze 1 26.72 km
10:04 SS4 Roussieux–Eygalayes 1 33.67 km
11:37 SS5 Vaumeilh–Claret 1 15.18 km
12:52   Service Park – Gap
13:58 SS6 Vitrolles–Oze 2 26.72 km
15:11 SS7 Roussieux–Eygalayes 2 33.67 km
16:44 SS8 Vaumeilh–Claret 2 15.18 km
17:49   Service Park – Gap
18:37   Parc fermé – Gap
Leg 2 – 117.55 km
27 Jan 06:57   Service Park – Gap
08:08 SS9 Agnières-en-Dévoluy–Corps 1 29.16 km
09:16 SS10 St.-Leger-les-Mélèzes–La-Bâtie-Neuve 1 16.87 km
10:31   Service Park – Gap
11:57 SS11 Agnières-en-Dévoluy–Corps 2 29.16 km
13:08 SS12 St.-Leger-les-Mélèzes–La-Bâtie-Neuve 2 16.87 km
14:23   Service Park – Gap
16:09 SS13 Bayons–Bréziers 2 25.49 km
17:29   Service Park – Gap
22:17   Parc fermé – Monaco
Leg 3 – 63.98 km
28 Jan. 09:02 SS14 La Bollène-Vésubie–Peïra Cava 1 18.41 km
09:38 SS15 La Cabanette–Col de Braus 1 13.58 km
11:15 SS16 La Bollène-Vésubie–Peïra Cava 2 18.41 km
12:18 SS17 La Cabanette–Col de Braus 2 [Power Stage] 13.58 km
13:58   Parc fermé – Monaco
  Ceremonial finish – Casino Square, Monaco
Source:[11]

ReportEdit

Pre-eventEdit

Jêromé Degout, who was due to compete as Bryan Bouffier's co-driver, was injured during shakedown. He was replaced by Xavier Panseri for the rally.[12]

ThursdayEdit

The opening leg of the rally started on the evening of 25 January and featured two stages: Thoard–Sisteron and the first pass over Bayons–Bréziers. Conditions proved to be difficult as the forecasted rain and snow did not materialise; however, there were icy conditions on the roads in the first few kilometres of Thoard–Sisteron. Several crews struggled, with Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul losing four minutes after sliding into a ditch. Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja also spun, as did Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia; however, unlike Neuville and Gilsoul, both crews were able to recover quickly. Ogier and Ingrassia went on to win both stages to take the overnight lead ahead of Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger in second and Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio in third.

FridayEdit

Defending world champion Sébastien Ogier led the rally despite he had a spun today and lost about 40 seconds. Ott Tänak, who was first represent for Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT in 2018 World Rally Championship, was second, 14.9 seconds off the pace. Andreas Mikkelsen, second overnight, conceded the position after overshooting a junction in the opening stage before retiring on the following liaison section with a broken alternator in his Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC. Team-mate Dani Sordo fell back to third and ended 59.7 seconds behind Tänak. Esapekka Lappi and Jari-Matti Latvala were fourth and fifth respectively to complete an impressive showing by the Japanese manufacturer. Thierry Neuville, who dropped over four minutes yesterday after sliding into a snow bank, moved up to ninth and set himself the target of a top-six finish.

SaturdayEdit

The Frenchman Sébastien Ogier had more than doubled that advantage to Ott Tänak come day's end, the figures do not paint the full picture of a see-saw scrap that at one point saw him more than a minute clear. Jari-Matti Latvala's cause was aided when his rival Dani Sordo crashed out of a podium position on Saturday's first stage. Esapekka Lappi in another Yaris as he moved up the order, with the younger Finn falling behind Britain's Kris Meeke when a mistake precipitated a puncture on SS11. Elfyn Evans sits sixth overnight in his Ford Fiesta, with Hyundai's similarly delayed Thierry Neuville recovering to seventh courtesy of a brace of stage wins on SS12 and SS13. Bryan Bouffier has slipped to eighth in the classification ahead of Citroën's Craig Breen, who suffered for being the "road-sweeper" through the snow of SS9. WRC 2 pace-setter Jan Kopecky completes the overall top ten.

SundayEdit

Five-time world champion Sébastien Ogier took the rally victory, recording their fifth won in the event. Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja finished second, with teammate Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila running out of the podium. The Power Stage this time was dominated by Kris Meeke, who salvaged some consolation for Citroën at the end of a troubled weekend with fourth overall – nearly three minutes behind Latvala – and five additional points. Hyundai star Thierry Neuville finished fifth and took four points from the power stage. Elfyn Evans and Esapekka Lappi were sixth and seventh overall, 1.0 second and 3.7 seconds behind the Belgian respectively. Bryan Bouffier came home eighth – the Frenchman losing time in a snow bank on SS16 – with Craig Breen ninth in the second Citroën C3, the Irishman never recovering from a significant time loss as the "snow plough" on Saturday morning. WRC 2 winner Jan Kopecky completed the final top ten.

ClassificationEdit

Top ten finishersEdit

The following crews finished the rally in each class's top ten.[d]

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Stage
Overall classification
1 1 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 4:18:55.5 0.0 25 1
2 2 8   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 4:19:53.8 +58.3 18 0
3 3 7   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 4:20:47.5 +1:52.0 15 2
4 4 10   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 4:23:38.6 +4:43.1 12 5
5 5 5   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:23:49.3 +4:53.8 10 4
6 6 2   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 4:23:50.3 +4:54.8 8 0
7 7 9   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 4:23:53.0 +4:57.5 6 0
8 8 3   Bryan Bouffier   Xavier Panseri   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 4:26:35.0 +7:39.5 4 0
9 9 11   Craig Breen   Scott Martin   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 4:28:02.2 +9:06.7 2 0
10 10 32   Jan Kopecký   Pavel Dresler   Škoda Motorsport II Škoda Fabia R5 4:35:38.5 +16:43.0 1 0
World Rally Championship-2
10 1 32   Jan Kopecký   Pavel Dresler   Škoda Motorsport II Škoda Fabia R5 4:35:38.5 0.0 25
14 2 36   Eddie Sciessere   Flavio Zanella   Eddie Sciessere Citroën DS3 R5 4:58:26.2 +22:47.7 18
18 3 33   Teemu Suninen   Mikko Markkula   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 5:09:09.6 +33:31.1 15
19 4 35   Guillaume de Mevius   Louis Louka   Guillaume de Mevius Peugeot 208 T16 R5 5:09:24.6 +33:46.1 12
World Rally Championship-3
20 1 61   Enrico Brazzoli   Luca Beltrame   Enrico Brazzoli Peugeot 208 R2 5:22:03.0 0.0 25
31 2 64   Amauri Molle   Renaud Herman   Amauri Molle Peugeot 208 R2 5:44:27.9 +22:44.9 18
35 3 62   Taisko Lario   Tatu Hämäläinen   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 5:55:00.2 +32:57.2 15
Source:[13][14]

Other notable finishersEdit

The following notable crews finished the rally outside top ten.[d]

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Time Points
Event Class Stage
13 13 4   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 4:55:47.8 3
Source:[13][14]

Special stagesEdit

Overall classification
Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Class leader
25 January Gap [Shakedown] 3.35 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:00.2 N/A
SS1 Thoard – Sisteron 36.58 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 23:16.6   Sébastien Ogier
SS2 Bayons – Bréziers 1 25.49 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 14:53.2
26 January SS3 Vitrolles – Oze 1 26.72 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 16:32.3
SS4 Roussieux–Eygalayes 1 33.67 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 18:25.3
SS5 Vaumeilh – Claret 1 15.18 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 8:42.6
SS6 Vitrolles – Oze 2 26.72 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 16:45.5
SS7 Roussieux – Eygalayes 2 33.67 km   Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 19:03.5
SS8 Vaumeilh – Claret 2 15.18 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:36.2
27 January SS9 Agnières en Dévoluy – Corps 1 29.16 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 25:11.8
SS10 St. Leger les Mélèzes – La-Bâtie Neuve 1 16.87 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 12:16.8
SS11 Agnières en Dévoluy – Corps 2 29.16 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 19:06.4
SS12 St. Leger les Mélèzes – La-Bâtie Neuve 2 16.87 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:48.6
SS13 Bayons – Bréziers 2 25.49 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 14:32.8
28 January SS14 La Bollène Vésubie – Peïra Cava 1 18.41 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 13:51.4
SS15 La Cabarette – Col de Braus 1 13.58 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:34.1
SS16 La Bollène Vésubie – Peïra Cava 2 18.41 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 13:07.8
SS17 La Cabarette – Col de Braus 2 [Power stage] 13.58 km   Kris Meeke Citroën C3 WRC 10:06.7
World Rally Championship-2
25 January Gap [Shakedown] 3.35 km   Eric Camilli Ford Fiesta R5 2:13.9 N/A
SS1 Thoard – Sisteron 36.58 km   Eric Camilli Ford Fiesta R5 24:59.9   Eric Camilli
SS2 Bayons – Bréziers 1 25.49 km   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia R5 15:49.3
26 January SS3 Vitrolles – Oze 1 26.72 km   Kevin Abbring Ford Fiesta R5 17:22.1
SS4 Roussieux – Eygalayes 1 33.67 km   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia R5 19:34.5   Jan Kopecký
SS5 Vaumeilh – Claret 1 15.18 km   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia R5 9:08.6
SS6 Vitrolles – Oze 2 26.72 km   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia R5 17:42.4
SS7 Roussieux – Eygalayes 2 33.67 km   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia R5 20:57.7
SS8 Vaumeilh – Claret 2 15.18 km   Kevin Abbring Ford Fiesta R5 9:28.5
27 January SS9 Agnières en Dévoluy – Corps 1 29.16 km   Kevin Abbring Ford Fiesta R5 27:04.7
SS10 St. Leger les Mélèzes – La Bâtie Neuve 1 16.87 km   Eric Camilli Ford Fiesta R5 12:57.5
SS11 Agnières en Dévoluy – Corps 2 29.16 km   Teemu Suninen Ford Fiesta R5 19:55.9
SS12 St. Leger les Mélèzes – La Bâtie Neuve 2 16.87 km   Teemu Suninen Ford Fiesta R5 11:37.2
SS13 Bayons – Bréziers 2 25.49 km   Teemu Suninen Ford Fiesta R5 15:47.2
28 January SS14 La Bollène Vésubie – Peïra Cava 1 18.41 km   Teemu Suninen Ford Fiesta R5 14:42.1
SS15 La Cabarette – Col de Braus 1 13.58 km   Teemu Suninen Ford Fiesta R5 11:07.6
SS16 La Bollène Vésubie – Peïra Cava 2 18.41 km   Teemu Suninen Ford Fiesta R5 14:00.4
SS17 La Cabarette – Col de Braus 2 13.58 km   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia R5 10:40.8
World Rally Championship-3
25 January Gap [Shakedown] 3.35 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 2:31.9 N/A
SS1 Thoard – Sisteron 36.58 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 28:07.4   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi
SS2 Bayons – Bréziers 1 25.49 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 18:29.0
26 January SS3 Vitrolles – Oze 1 26.72 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 18:57.8
SS4 Roussieux – Eygalayes 1 33.67 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 21:51.0
SS5 Vaumeilh–Claret 1 15.18 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 10:11.1
SS6 Vitrolles – Oze 2 26.72 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 19:27.5
SS7 Roussieux – Eygalayes 2 33.67 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 23:05.8
SS8 Vaumeilh – Claret 2 15.18 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 10:11.2
27 January SS9 Agnières en Dévoluy – Corps 1 29.16 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 29:32.1
SS10 St. Leger les Mélèzes – La Bâtie Neuve 1 16.87 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 13:42.1
SS11 Agnières en Dévoluy – Corps 2 29.16 km   Enrico Brazzoli Peugeot 208 R2 23:46.9   Enrico Brazzoli
SS12 St. Leger les Mélèzes – La Bâtie Neuve 2 16.87 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 13:16.5
SS13 Bayons – Bréziers 2 25.49 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 18:44.5
28 January SS14 La Bollène Vésubie – Peïra Cava 1 18.41 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 16:32.6
SS15 La Cabarette – Col de Braus 1 13.58 km   Enrico Brazzoli Peugeot 208 R2 12:55.4
SS16 La Bollène Vésubie – Peïra Cava 2 18.41 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 15:57.0
SS17 La Cabarette – Col de Braus 2 13.58 km   Enrico Brazzoli Peugeot 208 R2 12:35.7

Power stageEdit

The Power stage was a 13.58 km stage at the end of the rally. Additional World Championship points were awarded to the five fastest crews.

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Diff. Pts.
1   Kris Meeke   Paul Nagle Citroën C3 WRC 10:06.7 0.0 5
2   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:09.0 +2.3 4
3   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:11.1 +4.4 3
4   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila Toyota Yaris WRC 10:13.6 +6.9 2
5   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC 10:14.8 +8.1 1

PenaltiesEdit

The following notable crews were given time penalty during the rally.[d]

Stage No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Reason Penalty
SS2 11   Craig Breen   Scott Martin   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC WRC 1 minute late 0:10
SS10 62   Taisko Lario   Tatu Hämäläinen   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 WRC-3 30 minutes late 5:00
SS15 4   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 1 minute late 0:10
SS17 35   Guillaume de Mevius   Louis Louka   Guillaume de Mevius Peugeot 208 T16 R5 WRC-2 Stewards decision 19:00

RetirementsEdit

The following notable crews retired from the event.[d] Under Rally2 regulations, they were eligible to re-enter the event starting from the next leg. Crews that re-entered were given an additional time penalty.

Stage No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Cause Re-entry
SS3 4   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC Alternator Yes
SS4 33   Teemu Suninen   Mikko Markkula   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Off road Yes
SS9 6   Dani Sordo   Carlos del Barrio   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC Off road No
SS10 34   Kevin Abbring   Pieter Tsjoen   Kevin Abbring Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Radiator No
SS11 31   Eric Camilli   Benjamin Veillas   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Mechanical No
SS11 63   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Romain Courbon   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3 Off road Yes
SS11 71   Ole Christian Veiby   Stig Rune Skjærmoen   Wevers Sport Škoda Fabia R5 N/A Accident No

Championship standings after the rallyEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Car owned and run by Wevers Sport, entered independently.
  2. ^ Car owned and run by TGS Worldwide, entered independently.
  3. ^ Car owned and run by KCMG, entered independently.
  4. ^ a b c d Only crews contesting the World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship-2 and World Rally Championship-3 are listed.

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