2019 Tour de Corse

The 2019 Tour de Corse (also known as the Corsica Linea – Tour de Corse 2019) was a motor racing event for rally cars that was held over four days between 28 and 31 March 2019.[2] It marked the sixty-second running of Tour de Corse and was the fourth round of the 2019 World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship-2 and the newly-created WRC-2 Pro class. It was also the second round of the Junior World Rally Championship. The 2019 event was based in the town of Bastia in Corsica, and was contested over fourteen special stages with a total a competitive distance of 347.51 km (215.93 mi).

2019 Tour de Corse
62e Corsica Linea – Tour de Corse
Round 4 of 14 in the 2019 World Rally Championship
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The Tour de Corse is the first full tarmac event on the 2019 calendar.
Host country France
Rally baseBastia, Corsica
Dates run28 – 31 March 2019
Start locationAlta-Rocca, Corse-du-Sud
Finish locationCalvi, Haute-Corse
Stages14 (347.51 km; 215.93 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceTarmac
Transport distance846.55 km (526.02 miles)
Overall distance1,194.06 km (741.95 miles)
Results
Overall winnerBelgium Thierry Neuville
Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul
South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
3:22:59.0
WRC-2 Pro winnerPoland Łukasz Pieniążek
Poland Kamil Heller
United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT
3:52:19.7
WRC-2 winnerItaly Fabio Andolfi
Italy Simone Scattolin
Italy Fabio Andolfi
3:34:28.6
J-WRC winnerGermany Julius Tannert
Austria Jürgen Heigl
Germany ADAC Sachsen
3:52:10.0
Power Stage winnerUnited Kingdom Kris Meeke
United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
Crews registered96
Crews92 at start, 68 at finish

Reigning World Drivers' and World Co-Drivers' Champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia were the defending rally winners. M-Sport Ford WRT, the team they drove for in 2018, were the defending manufacturers' winners.[3] Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler were the defending winners in the World Rally Championship-2 category, but they did not participate in the event.[4] Jean-Baptiste Franceschi and Romain Courbon were the reigning World Rally Championship-3 and defending Junior World Rally Championship winners, but did not defend their titles as they did not take part in the rally.[5]

Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul won the Rally Corsica for the second time in their career. Their team, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT, were the manufacturers' winners.[6] The M-Sport Ford WRT crew of Łukasz Pieniążek and Kamil Heller won the WRC-2 Pro category, while the Italian crew of Fabio Andolfi and Simone Scattolin won the wider WRC-2 class, finishing first in the combined WRC-2 category.[7] The second round of the J-WRC championship was taken by the ADAC Sachsen crew of Julius Tannert and Jürgen Heigl.[8]

BackgroundEdit

Championship standings prior to the eventEdit

Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja led the both drivers' and co-drivers' championships with a four-point ahead of six-time world champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia. Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul were third, a further six points behind. In the World Rally Championship for Manufacturers, defending manufacturers' champions Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT held an eight-point lead over Citroën Total WRT.[9]

In the World Rally Championship-2 Pro standings, Gus Greensmith and Elliott Edmondson held a three-point lead ahead of Łukasz Pieniążek and Kamil Heller in the drivers' and co-drivers' standings respectively. Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen were third, one point further back. In the manufacturers' championship, M-Sport Ford WRT led Škoda Motorsport by forty-one points, with eleven-point-behind Citroën Total in third.[10]

In the World Rally Championship-2 standings, Ole Christian Veiby and Jonas Andersson led the drivers' and co-drivers' standings by fifteen points respectively. Yoann Bonato and Benjamin Boulloud crew and Benito Guerra and Jaime Zapata crew shared second.[10]

In the Junior-World Rally Championship standings, Tom Kristensson and Henrik Appelskog led Roland Poom and Ken Järveoja by eight points in the drivers' and co-drivers' standings respectively, with Jan Solans and Mauro Barreriro two points further behind in third in their own standings. In the Nations' standings, Sweden were first, eight points cleared of Estonia, with Spain three points further behind in third.[11]

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 WRC-2 Pro, the FIA R-GT Cup, the Junior World Rally Championship, and privateer entries not registered to score points in any championship. Ninety-six crews were registered to compete, including ten competing with World Rally Cars and eighteen in World Rally Championship-2. Two of these crews are nominate to score points in the WRC-2 Pro class. A further thirteen entries were received for the Junior World Rally Championship. The total of ninety-six crews made for the largest entry list for a World Rally Championship event since the 2015 edition of the Tour de Corse, when a total of 123 crews were registered to the event.[12]

No. Driver Co-Driver Entrant Car Tyre
World Rally Car entries
1   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Citroën Total WRT Citroën C3 WRC M
3   Teemu Suninen   Marko Salminen   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC M
4   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm   Citroën Total WRT Citroën C3 WRC M
5   Kris Meeke   Sebastian Marshall   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC M
6   Dani Sordo   Carlos del Barrio   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
8   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC M
10   Jari-Matti Latvala   Miikka Anttila   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC M
11   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
19   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
33   Elfyn Evans   Scott Martin   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC M
World Rally Championship-2 Pro entries
21   Kalle Rovanperä   Jonne Halttunen   Škoda Motorsport[a] Škoda Fabia R5 M
22   Łukasz Pieniążek   Kamil Heller   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 M
World Rally Championship-2 entries
23   Ole Christian Veiby   Jonas Andersson   Ole Christian Veiby[b] Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 M
24   Yoann Bonato   Benjamin Boulloud   Yoann Bonato[c] Citroën C3 R5 M
25   Adrien Fourmaux   Renaud Jamoul   Adrien Fourmaux[d] Ford Fiesta R5 M
26   Rhys Yates   James Morgan   Rhys Yates Škoda Fabia R5 P
27   Nicolas Ciamin   Yannick Roche   Nicolas Ciamin[e] Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 M
28   Nikolay Gryazin   Yaroslav Fedorov   Nikolay Gryazin[f] Škoda Fabia R5 M
29   Guillaume De Mevius   Martijn Wydaeghe   Guillaume De Mevius[g] Citroën C3 R5 M
30   "Pedro"[h]   Emanuele Baldaccini   "Pedro" Ford Fiesta R5 P
31   Takamoto Katsuta   Daniel Barritt   Takamoto Katsuta[i] Ford Fiesta R5 P
32   Eric Camilli   Francios-Xavier Buresi   Eric Camilli Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 M
34   Pierre-Louis Loubet   Vincent Landais   Pierre-Louis Loubet[j] Škoda Fabia R5 M
35   Kajetan Kajetanowicz   Maciej Szczepaniak   Kajetan Kajetanowicz[k] Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 P
36   Simone Tempestini   Sergiu Itu   Simone Tempestini[l] Hyundai i20 R5 P
37   Nil Solans   Marc Martí   Nil Solans[m] Ford Fiesta R5 P
38   Fabio Andolfi   Simone Scattolin   Fabio Andolfi[n] Škoda Fabia R5 P
39   Sebastien Bedoret   Thomas Walbrecq   Sebastien Bedoret[o] Škoda Fabia R5 P
Junior World Rally Championship entries
71   Tom Kristensson   Henrik Appelskog   Tom Kristensson Ford Fiesta R2 P
72   Roland Poom   Ken Järveoja   Roland Poom Ford Fiesta R2 P
73   Jan Solans   Mauro Barreriro   Rally Team Spain Ford Fiesta R2 P
74   Dennis Rådström   Johan Johansson   Dennis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2 P
75   Tom Williams   Phil Hall   Tom Williams Ford Fiesta R2 P
76   Mārtiņš Sesks   Krišjānis Caune   LMT Autosporta Akadēmija Ford Fiesta R2 P
77   Sean Johnston   Alex Kihurani   Sean Johnston Ford Fiesta R2 P
78   Enrico Oldrati   Elia De Guio   Enrico Oldrati Ford Fiesta R2 P
79   Ken Torn   Kuldar Sikk   OT Racing Ford Fiesta R2 P
80   Fabrizio Zaldívar   Fernando Mussano   Fabrizio Zaldívar Ford Fiesta R2 P
81   Julius Tannert   Jürgen Heigl   ADAC Sachsen Ford Fiesta R2 P
82   Nico Knacker   Tobias Braun   ADAC Weiser-Ems Ford Fiesta R2 P
83   Raul Baidu   Gabriel Lazar   Raul Baidu Ford Fiesta R2 P
Other major entries
40   Jean-Charles Beaubelique   Julien Pesenti   Jean-Charles Beaubelique Citroën DS3 WRC M
41   Armando Pereira   Rémi Tutélaire   Armando Pereira Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
42   Alain Vauthier   Gilbert Dini   Alain Vauthier Ford Fiesta RS WRC M
43   Robert Simonetti   Célia Simonetti   Robert Simonetti Citroën DS3 WRC M
Source:[13]

RouteEdit

The 2019 edition of Tour de Corse features a new route, with up to three-quarters of the route being revised from the 2018 edition.[14]

ItineraryEdit

All dates and times are CET (UTC+1) from 28 to 30 March 2019 and CEST (UTC+2) on 31 March 2019.

Date Time No. Stage name Distance
28 March 9:00 Sorbo Ocagnano [Shakedown] 5.39 km
Leg 1 — 121.82 km
29 March 8:29 SS1 Bavella 1 17.60 km
9:24 SS2 Valinco 1 25.94 km
10:32 SS3 Alta-Rocca 1 17.37 km
14:05 SS4 Bavella 2 17.60 km
15:00 SS5 Valinco 2 25.94 km
16:08 SS6 Alta-Rocca 2 17.37 km
Leg 2 — 174.50 km
30 March 7:38 SS7 Cap Corse 1 25.62 km
9:08 SS8 Désert des Agriates 1 14.45 km
10:14 SS9 Castagniccia 1 47.18 km
14:38 SS10 Cap Corse 2 25.62 km
16:08 SS11 Désert des Agriates 2 14.45 km
17:14 SS12 Castagniccia 2 47.18 km
Leg 3 — 51.19 km
31 March 9:45 SS13 Eaux de Zilia 31.85 km
12:18 SS14 Calvi [Power Stage] 19.34 km
Source:[1]

ReportEdit

World Rally CarsEdit

The very first stage of the first pure tarmac rally of the season was dramatic. Kris Meeke suffered a puncture, while four-time winner Sébastien Loeb slid wide and damaged his suspension. Defending world champion Sébastien Ogier nosed his C3 into the bank and lost about ten seconds.[15] In the afternoon loop, a stage drama happened between Meeke and rally leader Elfyn Evans. Evans caught up to Meeke and got stuck behind him, which saw Evans set a stage time eleven seconds slower than Meeke's Toyota teammate Ott Tänak. Evans dropped behind Thierry Neuville, who was 5.3 seconds behind Tänak, on the leaderboard. Eventually, the stewards decided to credit Evans with the same time as the Estonian, which restored him to first with an unchanged advantage after Leg 1.[16]

Saturday appeared to be a disaster for the overnight leader Tänak, who also suffered a puncture and dropped down to sixth, which handled the lead back to Evans. But the Welshman's lead was short-lived as Neuville charged himself to the top spot in the final stage of the day with a-4.5-second lead.[17] Despite Evans astonishingly fought back, an extremely unfortunate right-front puncture happened to the Welshman at where six kilometers from the finish line, which dropped him straightly down to third, over twenty seconds behind defending world champion Sébastien Ogier. Following Evans' puncture, Neuville snatched his first victory of the season.[6]

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Event Stage
1 1 11 Thierry Neuville Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:22:59.0 0.0 25 2
2 2 1 Sébastien Ogier Julien Ingrassia Citroën Total WRT Citroën C3 WRC 3:23:39.3 +40.3 18 1
3 3 33 Elfyn Evans Scott Martin M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 3:24:05.6 +1:06.6 15 0
4 4 6 Dani Sordo Carlos del Barrio Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:24:17.4 +1:18.4 12 0
5 5 3 Teemu Suninen Marko Salminen M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 3:24:23.6 +1:24.6 10 3
6 6 8 Ott Tänak Martin Järveoja Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 3:24:39.0 +1:40.0 8 4
7 7 4 Esapekka Lappi Janne Ferm Citroën Total WRT Citroën C3 WRC 3:25:08.1 +2:09.1 6 0
8 8 19 Sébastien Loeb Daniel Elena Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:26:38.2 +3:39.2 4 0
9 9 5 Kris Meeke Sebastian Marshall Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 3:28:05.3 +5:06.3 2 5
10 10 10 Jari-Matti Latvala Miikka Anttila Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 3:29:43.6 +6:44.6 1 0

Special stagesEdit

Date No. Stage name Distance Winners Car Time Class leaders
28 March Sorbo Ocagnano [Shakedown] 5.39 km Meeke / Marshall Toyota Yaris WRC 3:46.7 N/A
29 March SS1 Bavella 1 17.60 km Evans / Martin Ford Fiesta WRC 10:20.6 Evans / Martin
SS2 Valinco 1 25.94 km Meeke / Marshall Toyota Yaris WRC 14:23.6 Tänak / Järveoja
SS3 Alta-Rocca 1 17.37 km Tänak / Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 10:05.2
SS4 Bavella 2 17.60 km Evans / Martin Ford Fiesta WRC 10:17.5 Evans / Martin
SS5 Valinco 2 25.94 km Evans / Martin Ford Fiesta WRC 14:23.2
SS6 Alta-Rocca 2 17.37 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:02.3
30 March SS7 Cap Corse 1 25.62 km Tänak / Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 15:50.6
SS8 Désert des Agriates 1 14.45 km Tänak / Järveoja Toyota Yaris WRC 7:55.8
SS9 Castagniccia 1 47.18 km Sordo / del Barrio Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 29:45.0 Tänak / Järveoja
SS10 Cap Corse 2 25.62 km Meeke / Marshall Toyota Yaris WRC 15:52.3
SS11 Désert des Agriates 2 14.45 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 7:57.6 Evans / Martin
SS12 Castagniccia 2 47.18 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 29:24.4 Neuville / Gilsoul
31 March SS13 Eaux de Zilia 31.85 km Evans / Martin Ford Fiesta WRC 15:47.2 Evans / Martin
SS14 Calvi [Power Stage] 19.34 km Meeke / Marshall Toyota Yaris WRC 9:54.0 Neuville / Gilsoul

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Manufacturers' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Manufacturer Points
1   2 Thierry Neuville 82   2 Nicolas Gilsoul 82   2 Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT 114
2   Sébastien Ogier 80   Julien Ingrassia 80   Citroën Total WRT 102
3   2 Ott Tänak 77   2 Martin Järveoja 77   2 Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 98
4   1 Elfyn Evans 43   1 Scott Martin 43   M-Sport Ford WRT 70
5   1 Kris Meeke 42   1 Sebastian Marshall 42

World Rally Championship-2 ProEdit

Kalle Rovanperä led the WRC-2 Pro category as Łukasz Pieniążek suffered an early puncture.[18] However, Rovanperä was forced to retire from the event as he crashed his Fabia out in SS9. In SS12, Pieniążek also retired from the day as he went off the road.[19] But he managed to come back on the final day and took the win.[7]

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Event
25 1 22 Łukasz Pieniążek Kamil Heller M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 3:52:19.7 0.0 25 0
Retired SS9 37 Kalle Rovanperä Jonne Halttunen Škoda Motorsport Škoda Fabia R5 Accident 0 0

Special stagesEdit

Results in bold denote first in the RC2 class, the class which both the WRC-2 Pro and WRC-2 championships run to.

Date No. Stage name Distance Winners Car Time Class leaders
28 March Sorbo Ocagnano [Shakedown] 5.39 km Rovanperä / Halttunen Škoda Fabia R5 3:57.4 N/A
29 March SS1 Bavella 1 17.60 km Rovanperä / Halttunen Škoda Fabia R5 10:58.0 Rovanperä / Halttunen
SS2 Valinco 1 25.94 km Rovanperä / Halttunen Škoda Fabia R5 15:24.8
SS3 Alta-Rocca 1 17.37 km Rovanperä / Halttunen Škoda Fabia R5 10:43.5
SS4 Bavella 2 17.60 km Rovanperä / Halttunen Škoda Fabia R5 10:53.0
SS5 Valinco 2 25.94 km Rovanperä / Halttunen Škoda Fabia R5 15:12.1
SS6 Alta-Rocca 2 17.37 km Rovanperä / Halttunen Škoda Fabia R5 10:35.6
30 March SS7 Cap Corse 1 25.62 km Rovanperä / Halttunen Škoda Fabia R5 16:42.1
SS8 Désert des Agriates 1 14.45 km Rovanperä / Halttunen Škoda Fabia R5 8:23.7
SS9 Castagniccia 1 47.18 km Pieniążek / Heller Ford Fiesta R5 32:23.7 Pieniążek / Heller
SS10 Cap Corse 2 25.62 km Pieniążek / Heller Ford Fiesta R5 17:17.9
SS11 Désert des Agriates 2 14.45 km Pieniążek / Heller Ford Fiesta R5 9:44.9
SS12 Castagniccia 2 47.18 km No stage winner N/A No leader[p]
31 March SS13 Eaux de Zilia 31.85 km Pieniążek / Heller Ford Fiesta R5 17:43.2 Pieniążek / Heller
SS14 Calvi 19.34 km Pieniążek / Heller Ford Fiesta R5 10:59.4

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Manufacturers' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Manufacturer Points
1   1 Łukasz Pieniążek 62   1 Kamil Heller 62   M-Sport Ford WRT 102
2   1 Gus Greensmith 40   1 Elliott Edmondson 40   Škoda Motorsport 36
3   Kalle Rovanperä 36   Jonne Halttunen 36   Citroën Total 25
4   Mads Østberg 25   Torstein Eriksen 25
5   Eerik Pietarinen 0   Juhana Raitanen 0

World Rally Championship-2Edit

In the WRC-2 category, local driver Eric Camilli dominated the day in a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 as he won all six stages.[18] However, on Saturday, an early puncture dropped him behind Fabio Andolfi, who led the category after Yoann Bonato's retirement. Wore still, although he reduced the gap to just 5.4 seconds, he still forced to retire from the rally as his Polo was burnt out.[19] Eventually, Fabio Andolfi won the category after he overcame a transmission issue.[7]

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Event
11 1 38 Fabio Andolfi Simone Scattolin Fabio Andolfi Škoda Fabia R5 3:34:28.6 0.0 25 0
12 2 28 Ole Christian Veiby Jonas Andersson Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 3:34:32.5 +3.9 18 0
13 3 35 Nikolay Gryazin Yaroslav Fedorov Nikolay Gryazin Škoda Fabia R5 3:37:21.9 +2:53.3 15 0
14 4 31 Takamoto Katsuta Daniel Barritt Takamoto Katsuta Ford Fiesta R5 3:38:20.5 +3:51.9 12 0
15 5 26 Rhys Yates James Morgan Rhys Yates Škoda Fabia R5 3:38:27.1 +3:58.5 10 0
17 6 39 Sebastien Bedoret Thomas Walbrecq Sebastien Bedoret Škoda Fabia R5 3:43:31.5 +9:02.9 8 0
19 7 29 Guillaume De Mevius Martijn Wydaeghe Guillaume De Mevius Citroën C3 R5 3:51:44.8 +17:16.2 6 0
21 8 30 "Pedro" Emanuele Baldaccini "Pedro" Ford Fiesta R5 3:52:11.6 +17:43.0 4 0
30 9 25 Adrien Fourmaux Renaud Jamoul Adrien Fourmaux Ford Fiesta R5 3:58:19.2 +23:50.6 2 0
44 10 34 Pierre-Louis Loubet Vincent Landais Pierre-Louis Loubet Škoda Fabia R5 4:05:12.5 +30:43.9 1 0
47 11 36 Simone Tempestini Sergiu Itu Simone Tempestini Hyundai i20 R5 4:06:30.2 +32:01.6 0 0
49 12 24 Yoann Bonato Benjamin Boulloud Yoann Bonato Citroën C3 R5 4:08:08.1 +33:39.5 0 0
Retired SS13 23 Ole Christian Veiby Jonas Andersson Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 Lost wheel 0 0
Retired SS12 27 Eric Camilli Francios-Xavier Buresi Eric Camilli Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 Fire 0 0
Retired SS9 32 Nicolas Ciamin Yannick Roche Nicolas Ciamin Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 Mechanical 0 0
Retired SS3 37 Nil Solans Marc Martí Nil Solans Ford Fiesta R5 Mechanical 0 0

Special stagesEdit

Results in bold denote first in the RC2 class, the class which both the WRC-2 Pro and WRC-2 championships run to.

Date No. Stage name Distance Winners Car Time Class leaders
28 March Sorbo Ocagnano [Shakedown] 5.39 km Camilli / Buresi Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 3:54.9 N/A
29 March SS1 Bavella 1 17.60 km Camilli / Buresi Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 10:47.5 Camilli / Buresi
SS2 Valinco 1 25.94 km Camilli / Buresi Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 14:58.7
SS3 Alta-Rocca 1 17.37 km Camilli / Buresi Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 10:30.8
SS4 Bavella 2 17.60 km Camilli / Buresi Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 10:44.2
SS5 Valinco 2 25.94 km Camilli / Buresi Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 14:55.2
SS6 Alta-Rocca 2 17.37 km Camilli / Buresi Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 10:29.6
30 March SS7 Cap Corse 1 25.62 km Camilli / Buresi Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 16:34.9
SS8 Désert des Agriates 1 14.45 km Camilli / Buresi Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 8:17.2
SS9 Castagniccia 1 47.18 km Andolfi / Scattolin Škoda Fabia R5 30:57.9 Andolfi / Scattolin
SS10 Cap Corse 2 25.62 km Camilli / Buresi Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 16:35.5
SS11 Désert des Agriates 2 14.45 km Camilli / Buresi Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 8:20.2
SS12 Castagniccia 2 47.18 km Stage interrupted[q]
31 March SS13 Eaux de Zilia 31.85 km Gryazin / Fedorov Škoda Fabia R5 16:49.1 Gryazin / Fedorov
SS14 Calvi 19.34 km Andolfi / Scattolin Škoda Fabia R5 10:41.8 Andolfi / Scattolin

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points
1   Ole Christian Veiby 40   Jonas Andersson 40
2   9 Nikolay Gryazin 28   9 Yaroslav Fedorov 28
3   1 Yoann Bonato 25   1 Benjamin Boulloud 25
4   1 Benito Guerra 25   1 Jaime Zapata 25
5 Fabio Andolfi 25 Simone Scattolin 25

Junior World Rally ChampionshipEdit

Jan Solans started rally impressively, with over six seconds faster than any driver of the class in the first stage. However, a puncture cost him over two minutes and handled championship leader Tom Kristensson a comfortable lead.[21] In the end, Julius Tannert put the rally into his pocket after an intense fight with championship leader Kristensson.[8]

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Stage
20 1 81 Julius Tannert Helmar Hinneberg ADAC Sachsen Ford Fiesta R2 3:52:10.0 0.0 25 3
22 2 71 Tom Kristensson Henrik Appelskog Tom Kristensson Ford Fiesta R2 3:52:11.9 +1.9 18 2
24 3 74 Dennis Rådström Johan Johansson Dennis Rådström Ford Fiesta R2 3:52:35.8 +25.8 12 1
28 4 73 Jan Solans Mauro Barreriro Rally Team Spain Ford Fiesta R2 3:57:38.8 +4:48.8 12 7
31 5 75 Tom Williams Phil Hall Tom Williams Ford Fiesta R2 3:58:46.7 +6:36.7 10 0
33 6 72 Roland Poom Ken Järveoja Roland Poom Ford Fiesta R2 3:59:45.3 +7:35.3 8 0
34 7 83 Raul Baidu Gabriel Lazar Raul Baidu Ford Fiesta R2 4:00:10.3 +8:00.3 6 0
36 8 78 Enrico Oldrati Elia De Guio Enrico Oldrati Ford Fiesta R2 4:00:40.5 +8:30.5 4 0
38 9 82 Nico Knacker Tobias Braun ADAC Weiser-Ems Ford Fiesta R2 4:01:46.9 +9:36.9 2 0
41 10 80 Fabrizio Zaldívar Fernando Mussano Fabrizio Zaldívar Ford Fiesta R2 4:03:52.8 +11:42.8 1 0
Retired SS6 79 Ken Torn Kuldar Sikk OT Racing Ford Fiesta R5 Engine 0 0
Retired SS3 76 Mārtiņš Sesks Krišjānis Caune LMT Autosporta Akadēmija Ford Fiesta R5 Accident 0 0
Retired SS2 77 Sean Johnston Alex Kihurani Sean Johnston Ford Fiesta R5 Accident 0 0

Special stagesEdit

Date No. Stage name Distance Winners Car Time Class leaders
28 March Sorbo Ocagnano [Shakedown] 5.39 km Kristensson / Appelskog Ford Fiesta R2 4:19.3 N/A
29 March SS1 Bavella 1 17.60 km Solans / Barreriro Ford Fiesta R2 11:43.6 Solans / Barreriro
SS2 Valinco 1 25.94 km Kristensson / Appelskog Ford Fiesta R2 16:41.3 Kristensson / Appelskog
SS3 Alta-Rocca 1 17.37 km Kristensson / Appelskog Ford Fiesta R2 11:40.6
SS4 Bavella 2 17.60 km Solans / Barreriro Ford Fiesta R2 11:44.9
SS5 Valinco 2 25.94 km Solans / Barreriro Ford Fiesta R2 16:33.7
SS6 Alta-Rocca 2 17.37 km Solans / Barreriro Ford Fiesta R2 11:35.2
30 March SS7 Cap Corse 1 25.62 km Solans / Barreriro Ford Fiesta R2 18:22.2
SS8 Désert des Agriates 1 14.45 km Solans / Barreriro Ford Fiesta R2 9:02.5
SS9 Castagniccia 1 47.18 km Tannert / Heigl Ford Fiesta R2 33:58.9
SS10 Cap Corse 2 25.62 km Rådström / Johansson Ford Fiesta R2 18:17.4
SS11 Désert des Agriates 2 14.45 km Solans / Barreriro Ford Fiesta R2 9:01.5
SS12 Castagniccia 2 47.18 km Stage interrupted[q]
31 March SS13 Eaux de Zilia 31.85 km Tannert / Heigl Ford Fiesta R2 18:20.0 Kristensson / Appelskog
SS14 Calvi 19.34 km Tannert / Heigl Ford Fiesta R2 11:37.0 Tannert / Heigl

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Nations' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Country Points
1   Tom Kristensson 47   Henrik Appelskog 47   Sweden 43
2   1 Jan Solans 34   1 Mauro Barreriro 34   1 Spain 30
3   1 Dennis Rådström 32   1 Johan Johansson 32   1 Estonia 28
4 Julius Tannert 28 Jürgen Heigl 28   5 Germany 27
5   3 Roland Poom 26   3 Ken Järveoja 26   1 United Kingdom 24

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Entry run in conjunction with HK Racing.
  2. ^ Entry operated by Volkswagen Dealerteam BAUHAUS.
  3. ^ Entry operated by CHL Sport Auto.
  4. ^ Entry operated by Equipe de France FFSA.
  5. ^ Entry operated by Oreca and THX Racing.
  6. ^ Entry operated by Sports Racing Technologies.
  7. ^ Entry operated by DG Sport.
  8. ^ Pseudonym of Massimo Pedretti.
  9. ^ Entry operated by Tommi Mäkinen Racing.
  10. ^ Entry operated by 2C Competition.
  11. ^ Entry operated by Lotos Dynamic Rally Team.
  12. ^ Entry operated by Friulmotor Rally Team.
  13. ^ Entry operated by Rally Team Spain.
  14. ^ Entry operated by ACI Team Italia WRC.
  15. ^ Entry operated by SXM Competition.
  16. ^ Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen crashed out in SS9, while Łukasz Pieniążek and Kamil Heller went off road in SS12. As a result, there was no stage winner or class leader of SS12.[19]
  17. ^ a b The car of Eric Camilli and Francios-Xavier Buresi was on fire during the stage, which caused the stage to be interrupted. As a result, all cars except World Rally Cars were given 31:51.7 to their times.[20]

ReferencesEdit

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  21. ^ "Junior WRC in Corsica Kristensson Leads a thriller". wrc.com. WRC. 30 March 2019. Retrieved 30 March 2019.

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