2018 Rally Italia Sardegna

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The 2018 Rally Italia Sardegna (formally known as the Rally Italia Sardegna 2018) was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 7 and 10 June 2018.[1] It marked the fifteenth running of Rally Italia Sardegna, and was the seventh round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship and its support categories, the WRC-2 and WRC-3 championships.[2] The event was based in Alghero in Sardinia and consisted of twenty special stages totalling 313.46 km (194.78 mi) in competitive kilometres.[3]

2018 Rally Italia Sardegna
15°Rally Italia Sardegna
Round 7 of 13 in the 2018 World Rally Championship
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Host country Italy
Rally baseAlghero, Sardinia
Dates run7 – 10 June 2018
Start locationIttiri motocross track, Alghero
Finish locationArgentiera, Alghero
Stages20 (313.46 km; 194.78 miles)
Stage surfaceGravel
Transport distance1,072.92 km (666.68 miles)
Overall distance1,386.38 km (861.46 miles)
Results
Overall winnerBelgium Thierry Neuville
Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul
South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
3:29:18.7
WRC-2 winnerCzech Republic Jan Kopecký
Czech Republic Pavel Dresler
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport II
3:42:33.3
WRC-3 winnerFrance Jean-Baptiste Franceschi
France Romain Courbon
France Équipe de France FFSA Rally
4:07:40.2
Power Stage winnerBelgium Thierry Neuville
Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul
South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
Crews registered47
Crews45 at start, 34 at finish

Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja were the defending rally winners.[4] Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul were the rally winners. Their team, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT, were the manufacturers' winners.[5] The Škoda Motorsport II crew of Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler won the World Rally Championship-2 category in a Škoda Fabia R5, while the crew of Jean-Baptiste Franceschi and Romain Courbon won the World Rally Championship-3.

BackgroundEdit

Championship standings prior to the eventEdit

Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul entered the round with a nineteen-point lead in the World Championship for Drivers and Co-drivers. In the World Championship for Manufacturers, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT held a thirteen-point lead over M-Sport Ford WRT.

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, and the World Rally Championship-3. The final entry list consisted of fifteen World Rally Cars, twelve World Rally Championship-2 entries, and four World Rally Championship-3 entries.

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   Teemu Suninen   Mikko Markkula 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   Hayden Paddon   Sebastian Marshall 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
11   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT   Craig Breen   Scott Martin Citroën C3 WRC M
12   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT   Mads Østberg   Torstein Eriksen Citroën C3 WRC M
21   MP-Sports   Martin Prokop   Jan Tománek Ford Fiesta RS WRC D
22   Yazeed Racing   Yazeed Al-Rajhi   Michael Orr Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
23   "Piano"   "Piano"   Jean-François Pergola Ford Fiesta RS WRC D
24   Cyrille Feraud   Cyrille Feraud   Aymeric Duschemin Citroën DS3 WRC D
World Rally Championship-2 entries
31   Škoda Motorsport II   Jan Kopecký   Pavel Dresler Škoda Fabia R5 M
32   Tommi Mäkinen Racing   Takamoto Katsuta   Marko Salminen Ford Fiesta R5 M
33   Škoda Motorsport II   Ole Christian Veiby   Stig Rune Skjærmoen Škoda Fabia R5 M
34   ACI Team Italia WRC   Fabio Andolfi   Simone Scattolin Škoda Fabia R5 P
35   Printsport   Łukasz Pieniążek   Przemysław Mazur Škoda Fabia R5 M
36   BRC Racing Team   Pierre-Louis Loubet   Vincent Landais Hyundai i20 R5 M
37   Tommi Mäkinen Racing   Hiroki Arai   Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Fiesta R5 M
38   Citroën Total Rallye Team   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau Citroën C3 R5 M
39   Nicolas Ciamin   Nicolas Ciamin   Thibault de la Haye Hyundai i20 R5 M
40   Motorsport Italia   Benito Guerra   Borja Rozada Škoda Fabia R5 P
41   Citroën Total Rallye Team   Simone Tempestini   Sergiu Itu Citroën C3 R5 M
42   Lotos Rally Team   Kajetan Kajetanowicz   Maciej Szczepaniak Ford Fiesta R5 M
World Rally Championship-3 entries
61   Équipe de France FFSA Rally   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Romain Courbon Ford Fiesta R2T M
62   Enrico Brazzoli   Enrico Brazzoli   Luca Beltrame Peugeot 208 R2 D
63   Taisko Lario   Taisko Lario   Tatu Hämäläinen Peugeot 208 R2 P
64   Louise Cook   Louise Cook   Stefan Davis Ford Fiesta R2 M
Other major entries
86   Team MRF Tyres   Gaurav Gill   Glenn MacNeall Ford Fiesta R5 MR
Source:[6]

ReportEdit

Pre-eventEdit

 
Citroën terminated their contract with Kris Meeke (pictured) and Paul Nagle before the rally.

The Citroën pairing of Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle were entered into the rally, but were subsequently withdrawn when the team released Meeke from his contract.[7] The team did not enter another crew in their place.

ThursdayEdit

Defending world champion Sébastien Ogier, driving a Fiesta, took a slender 0.1 second lead over Andreas Mikkelsen. Championship leader Thierry Neuville was another 0.6 second behind. Elfyn Evans was fourth, followed by Hayden Paddon and Esapekka Lappi. Teammate Teemu Suninen was seventh, while the shakedown winner Jari-Matti Latvala in eighth. Mads Østberg and Ott Tänak were in ninth and tenth respectively to complete the top ten.

 
Stéphane Lefebvre led the rally in WRC-2 after Friday.

FridayEdit

Muddy roads, caused by unpredictable rainy weather, made the first day of Sardegna very tricky. In uncharacteristic conditions, defending world champion Sébastien Ogier took a dramatic lead over the championship leader Thierry Neuville by 18.9 seconds after Andreas Mikkelsen retired from the day due to gearbox issue. Because of teammate Teemu Suninen's off road and Ott Tänak's radiator damage caused by a heavy bump, Jari-Matti Latvala climbed up to the podium place, followed by his teammate Esapekka Lappi, another 4.4 seconds behind. Two Citroën drivers Mads Østberg and Craig Breen were in sixth and eighth respectively, sandwiched Hayden Paddon in a Hyundai i20. Elfyn Evans dropped out of top twenty after breaking a steering arm due to hitting a rock in his Ford Fiesta.[8] WRC-2 category leader Stéphane Lefebvre, Jan Kopecký and Nicolas Ciamin completed the leaderboard.

SaturdayEdit

After a fifteen-stage fight, title rivals Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville only separated by 3.9 seconds on the top. Jari-Matti Latvala, eighth overall, originally ended the day in third, but an alternator problem forced him to retired from the day, which made his teammate Esapekka Lappi snatch the podium place.[9] Hayden Paddon and Mads Østberg presented us another great fight. Eventually, the Hyundai edged the Citroën by only 2.1 seconds. Craig Breen was in sixth, over a minute further behind, with WRC-2 category leader Jan Kopecký in seventh. Ott Tänak, who was running under Rally2 regulations, recovered to ninth after yesterday's engine damage, followed by Martin Prokop completed the top ten.

SundayEdit

The fastest times of the morning stages were all taken by the championship leader Thierry Neuville, which reduced the gap between the rally leader Sébastien Ogier to just 0.8 second. In the Power Stage, the Hyundai star took another stage win and overtook the defending world champion to snatch the victory from Ogier. The difference between two title rivals was only 0.7 second, the third tightest winning margin in WRC history, which shared with 2017 Rally Argentina.[10] Esapekka Lappi ran out of the podium place in a Yaris, followed by Hayden Paddon in fourth overall. Two Citroën drivers Mads Østberg and Craig Breen were in fifth and sixth respectively, ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala, who was running under Rally2 regulations. WRC-2 category leader Jan Kopecký was in eighth after Ott Tänak received a forty-second penalty due to a four-minute late, while Teemu Suninen completed the top ten.

ClassificationEdit

Top ten finishersEdit

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

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Stage
Overall classification
1 1 5   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:29:18.7 0.0 25 5
2 2 1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 3:29:19.4 +0.7 18 4
3 3 9   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 3:31:15.0 +1:56.3 15 0
4 4 6   Hayden Paddon   Sebastian Marshall   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:32:13.9 +2:55.2 12 0
5 5 12   Mads Østberg   Torstein Eriksen   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 3:32:29.6 +3:10.9 10 0
6 6 11   Craig Breen   Scott Martin   Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroën C3 WRC 3:33:50.4 +4:31.7 8 0
7 7 7   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 3:40:40.8 +11:22.1 6 0
8 8 37   Jan Kopecký   Pavel Dresler   Škoda Motorsport II Škoda Fabia R5 3:42:33.3 +13:14.6 4 0
9 9 8   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 3:42:36.9 +13:18.2 2 3
10 10 3   Teemu Suninen   Mikko Markkula   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 3:44:49.1 +15:30.4 1 0
World Rally Championship-2
8 1 37   Jan Kopecký   Pavel Dresler   Škoda Motorsport II Škoda Fabia R5 3:42:33.3 0.0 25
12 2 33   Ole Christian Veiby   Stig Rune Skjærmoen   Škoda Motorsport II Škoda Fabia R5 3:45:35.9 +3:02.6 18
13 3 39   Nicolas Ciamin   Thibault de la Haye   Nicolas Ciamin Hyundai i20 R5 3:45:52.0 +3:18.7 15
15 4 34   Fabio Andolfi   Simone Scattolin   ACI Team Italia WRC Škoda Fabia R5 3:49:05.5 +6:32.2 12
16 5 35   Łukasz Pieniążek   Przemysław Mazur   Printsport Škoda Fabia R5 3:49:44.6 +7:11.3 10
20 6 40   Benito Guerra   Borja Rozada   Motorsport Italia Škoda Fabia R5 4:08:14.4 +25:41.1 8
23 7 42   Kajetan Kajetanowicz   Maciej Szczepaniak   Lotos Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 4:20:29.1 +37:55.8 6
24 8 38   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau   Citroën Total Rallye Team Citroën C3 R5 4:24:57.7 +42:24.4 4
World Rally Championship-3
21 1 61   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Romain Courbon   Équipe de France FFSA Rally Ford Fiesta R2T 4:07:40.2 0.0 25
22 2 63   Taisko Lario   Tatu Hämäläinen   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 4:10:16.0 +2:35.8 18
26 3 64   Louise Cook   Stefan Davis   Louise Cook Ford Fiesta R2 4:32:32.1 +24:51.9 15
30 4 62   Enrico Brazzoli   Luca Beltrame   Enrico Brazzoli Peugeot 208 R2 5:17:19.0 +1:09:38.8 12
Source:[11][12]

Other notable finishersEdit

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

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Time Points
Event Class Stage
14 14 3   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC WRC 3:47:15.2 1
18 18 4   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC 3:55:07.0 2
Source:[11][12]

Special stagesEdit

Overall classification
Day Stage Name Length Winner Car Time Class leader
7 June Olmedo [Shakedown] 3.97 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 1:53.9 N/A
SS1 Ittiri Arena Show 2.00 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 2:02.7   Sébastien Ogier
8 June SS2 Tula 1 22.12 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 18:28.1   Andreas Mikkelsen
SS3 Castelsardo 1 14.37 km   Andreas Mikkelsen Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:43.3
SS4 Tergu – Osilo 1 14.14 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 8:58.4
SS5 Monte Baranta 1 11.46 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:12.8
SS6 Tula 2 22.12 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 19:24.0   Sébastien Ogier
SS7 Castelsardo 2 14.37 km   Teemu Suninen Ford Fiesta WRC 10:34.8
SS8 Tergu – Osilo 2 14.14 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:53.5
SS9 Monte Baranta 2 11.16 km   Jari-Matti Latvala Toyota Yaris WRC 8:07.2
9 June SS10 Monte Lerno 1 14.95 km   Ott Tänak Toyota Yaris WRC 7:51.4
SS11 Monti di Alà 1 28.52 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 16:38.9
SS12 Coiluna – Loelle 1 28.89 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 17:59.1
SS13 Ittiri Arena 1.42 km   Esapekka Lappi Toyota Yaris WRC 1:29.0
SS14 Coiluna – Loelle 2 14.95 km   Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 7:42.8
SS15 Monte Lerno 2 28.52 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 16:27.3
SS16 Monti di Alà 2 28.89 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 17:49.1
10 June SS17 Cala Flumini 1 14.06 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:40.7
SS18 Sassari – Argentiera 1 6.96 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:55.4
SS19 Cala Flumini 2 14.06 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 8:28.9
SS20 Sassari – Argentiera 2 [Power stage] 6.96 km   Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:52.9   Thierry Neuville
World Rally Championship-2
7 June Olmedo [Shakedown] 3.97 km   Ole Christian Veiby
  Stéphane Lefebvre
Škoda Fabia R5
Citroën C3 R5
2:03.8 N/A
SS1 Ittiri Arena Show 2.00 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 2:08.2   Ole Christian Veiby
8 June SS2 Tula 1 22.12 km   Pierre-Louis Loubet Hyundai i20 R5 19:11.2   Stéphane Lefebvre
SS3 Castelsardo 1 14.37 km   Hiroki Arai Ford Fiesta R5 11:11.2   Hiroki Arai
SS4 Tergu – Osilo 1 14.14 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 9:19.7   Ole Christian Veiby
SS5 Monte Baranta 1 11.46 km   Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën C3 R5 8:38.9
SS6 Tula 2 22.12 km   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia R5 20:13.5   Stéphane Lefebvre
SS7 Castelsardo 2 14.37 km   Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën C3 R5 11:04.0
SS8 Tergu – Osilo 2 14.14 km   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia R5 9:22.6
SS9 Monte Baranta 2 11.16 km   Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën C3 R5 8:25.0
9 June SS10 Monte Lerno 1 14.95 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 8:24.9
SS11 Monti di Alà 1 28.52 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 17:47.6   Jan Kopecký
SS12 Coiluna – Loelle 1 28.89 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 19:18.7
SS13 Ittiri Arena 1.42 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 1:31.1
SS14 Coiluna – Loelle 2 14.95 km   Jan Kopecký Škoda Fabia R5 8:17.5
SS15 Monte Lerno 2 28.52 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 17:37.9
SS16 Monti di Alà 2 28.89 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 19:05.2
10 June SS17 Cala Flumini 1 14.06 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 9:15.9
SS18 Sassari – Argentiera 1 6.96 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 5:17.4
SS19 Cala Flumini 2 14.06 km   Ole Christian Veiby Škoda Fabia R5 9:09.0
SS20 Sassari – Argentiera 2 6.96 km   Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën C3 R5 5:13.2
World Rally Championship-3
7 June Olmedo [Shakedown] 3.97 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi
  Taisko Lario
Ford Fiesta R2T
Peugeot 208 R2
2:22.4 N/A
SS1 Ittiri Arena Show 2.00 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 2:32.8   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi
8 June SS2 Tula 1 22.12 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 21:59.3
SS3 Castelsardo 1 14.37 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 12:42.4
SS4 Tergu – Osilo 1 14.14 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 10:31.2
SS5 Monte Baranta 1 11.46 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 9:46.5
SS6 Tula 2 22.12 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 22:43.6   Taisko Lario
SS7 Castelsardo 2 14.37 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 12:18.7
SS8 Tergu – Osilo 2 14.14 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 10:07.6
SS9 Monte Baranta 2 11.16 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 9:22.7
9 June SS10 Monte Lerno 1 14.95 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 9:26.5
SS11 Monti di Alà 1 28.52 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 19:53.4   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi
SS12 Coiluna – Loelle 1 28.89 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 21:26.3
SS13 Ittiri Arena 1.42 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 1:43.5
SS14 Coiluna – Loelle 2 14.95 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 9:14.9
SS15 Monte Lerno 2 28.52 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 19:35.3
SS16 Monti di Alà 2 28.89 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 22:06.3
10 June SS17 Cala Flumini 1 14.06 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 10:38.3
SS18 Sassari – Argentiera 1 6.96 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 6:16.4
SS19 Cala Flumini 2 14.06 km   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T 11:11.7
SS20 Sassari – Argentiera 2 6.96 km   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2 6:22.3

Power stageEdit

The Power stage was a 6.96 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   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:52.9 0.0 5
2   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia Ford Fiesta WRC 4:54.4 +1.5 4
3   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 4:54.5 +1.6 3
4   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:55.4 +2.4 2
5   Elfyn Evans   Daniel Barritt Ford Fiesta WRC 4:57.2 +4.3 1

PenaltiesEdit

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

Stage No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Class Reason Penalty
SS1 24   Cyrille Feraud   Aymeric Duschemin   Cyrille Feraud Citroën DS3 WRC WRC 1 minute early 1:00
SS1 42   Kajetan Kajetanowicz   Maciej Szczepaniak   Lotos Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Jump start 0:10
SS7 62   Enrico Brazzoli   Luca Beltrame   Enrico Brazzoli Peugeot 208 R2 WRC-3 6 minutes late 1:00
SS8 36   Pierre-Louis Loubet   Vincent Landais   BRC Racing Team Hyundai i20 R5 WRC-2 1 minute late 0:10
SS9 33   Ole Christian Veiby   Stig Rune Skjærmoen   Škoda Motorsport II Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 1 minute late 0:10
SS12 23   "Piano"   Jean-François Pergola   "Piano" Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 14 minutes late 2:20
SS13 22   Yazeed Al-Rajhi   Michael Orr   Yazeed Racing Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC 7 minutes late 1:10
SS15 36   Pierre-Louis Loubet   Vincent Landais   BRC Racing Team Hyundai i20 R5 WRC-2 8 minutes late 1:20
SS15 44   Max Vatanen   Christopher Guieu   Max Vatanen Hyundai i20 R5 WRC-2 9 minutes late 1:30
SS17 32   Takamoto Katsuta   Marko Salminen   Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 9 minutes late 1:30
SS19 61   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi   Romain Courbon   Jean-Baptiste Franceschi Ford Fiesta R2T WRC-3 16 minutes late 2:40
SS20 38   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau   Citroën Total Rallye Team Citroën C3 R5 WRC-2 6 minutes late 1:00

RetirementsEdit

The following notable crews retired from the event.[a] 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 23   "Piano"   Jean-François Pergola   "Piano" Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC Mechanical Yes
SS5 37   Hiroki Arai   Jarmo Lehtinen   Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Accident No
SS6 41   Simone Tempestini   Sergiu Itu   Citroën Total Rallye Team Citroën C3 R5 WRC-2 Mechanical Yes
SS6 42   Kajetan Kajetanowicz   Maciej Szczepaniak   Lotos Rally Team Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Mechanical Yes
SS7 4   Andreas Mikkelsen   Anders Jæger-Synnevaag   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC WRC Gearbox Yes
SS7 62   Enrico Brazzoli   Luca Beltrame   Enrico Brazzoli Peugeot 208 R2 WRC-3 Mechanical Yes
SS9 8   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC Radiator Yes
SS9 3   Teemu Suninen   Mikko Markkula   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC WRC Off road Yes
SS11 38   Stéphane Lefebvre   Gabin Moreau   Citroën Total Rallye Team Citroën C3 R5 WRC-2 Mechanical Yes
SS12 62   Enrico Brazzoli   Luca Beltrame   Enrico Brazzoli Peugeot 208 R2 WRC-3 Mechanical Yes
SS14 40   Benito Guerra   Borja Rozada   Motorsport Italia Škoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 Mechanical Yes
SS15 22   Yazeed Al-Rajhi   Michael Orr   Yazeed Racing Ford Fiesta RS WRC WRC Mechanical No
SS15 41   Simone Tempestini   Sergiu Itu   Citroën Total Rallye Team Citroën C3 R5 WRC-2 Accident No
SS16 7   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC WRC Alternator Yes
SS16 24   Cyrille Feraud   Aymeric Duschemin   Cyrille Feraud Citroën DS3 WRC WRC Mechanical No
SS18 32   Takamoto Katsuta   Marko Salminen   Tommi Mäkinen Racing Ford Fiesta R5 WRC-2 Driveshaft No
SS20 36   Pierre-Louis Loubet   Vincent Landais   BRC Racing Team Hyundai i20 R5 WRC-2 Withdrawn No

Championship standings after the rallyEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Only crews contesting the World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship-2 and World Rally Championship-3 are listed.

ReferencesEdit

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