2020 Rally Turkey

The 2020 Rally Turkey (also known as Marmaris Rally Turkey 2020) was a motor racing event for rally cars that held between 18 and 20 September 2020.[2] It marked the thirteenth running of Rally Turkey and was the fifth round of the 2020 World Rally Championship, World Rally Championship-2 and World Rally Championship-3. The 2020 event was based in Marmaris in Muğla Province, and was contested over twelve special stages with a total competitive distance of 223.00 km (138.57 mi).[1]

2020 Rally Turkey
13. Marmaris Rally Turkey
Round 5 of 7 in the 2020 World Rally Championship
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Rally Turkey had moved forward by a week, which facilitated the opportunity for additional rounds as many rallies were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Host country Turkey
Rally baseMarmaris, Muğla
Dates run18 – 20 September 2020
Start locationİçmeler, Muğla
Finish locationMarmaris, Muğla
Stages12 (223.00 km; 138.57 miles)[1]
Stage surfaceGravel
Transport distance484.81 km (301.25 miles)
Overall distance707.81 km (439.81 miles)
Results
Overall winnerUnited Kingdom Elfyn Evans
United Kingdom Scott Martin
Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
2:43:02.7
WRC-2 winnerSweden Pontus Tidemand
Sweden Patrik Barth
Germany Toksport WRT
2:56:02.4
WRC-3 winnerPoland Kajetan Kajetanowicz
Poland Maciej Szczepaniak
2:55:38.2
Power Stage winnerBelgium Thierry Neuville
Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul
South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
4:20.4
Crews registered26
Crews24 at start, 18 at finish

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia were the defending rally winners.[3] Citroën World Rally Team, the team they drove for in 2019, were the reigning manufacturers' winners, but they did not defending their title after parent company Citroën withdrew from the sport.[4] Gus Greensmith and Elliott Edmondson were the defending winners in the World Rally Championship-2 category, but they did not defend their titles as they were promoted to the sport's top tier by M-Sport Ford World Rally Team.[5][a] In the World Rally Championship-3 category, Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Maciej Szczepaniak were the reigning rally winners.[5][b]

Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin were the overall winners of the rally, recording a second win of the season. Their team, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, were the manufacturers' winners.[6] The Toksport WRT crew of Pontus Tidemand and Patrik Barth won the WRC-2 category.[7] Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Maciej Szczepaniak successfully defended their tiles in the WRC-3 category.[8]

BackgroundEdit

Championship standings prior to the eventEdit

Six-time world champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia entered the round with a nine-point lead over Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin. Reigning world champions Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja were third, a further four points behind. In the World Rally Championship for Manufacturers, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT held a five-point lead over defending manufacturers' champions Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT, following by M-Sport Ford WRT.

In the World Rally Championship-2 standings, Mads Østberg and Torstein Eriksen held a twenty-point lead ahead of Pontus Tidemand and Patrick Barth in the drivers' and co-drivers' standings respectively, with Nikolay Gryazin and Renaud Jamoul in third. In the manufacturer' championship, Hyundai Motorsport N led PH-Sport by nine points. M-Sport Ford WRT sit in third, a slender five points behind.

In the World Rally Championship-3 standings, the crew of Jari Huttunen and Mikko Lukka led both drivers' and co-drivers' championships by six and eight points over Marco Bulacia Wilkinson and Aaron Johnston respectively. Oliver Solberg was third in the drivers' standings, while Yannick Roche held third in the co-drivers' standings.

Entry listEdit

The following crews entered into the rally. The event was open to crews competing in the World Rally Championship, its support categories, the World Rally Championship-2, World Rally Championship-3 and privateer entries that were not registered to score points in any championship. Twenty-six entries were received, with ten crews entered in World Rally Cars, three Group R5 cars entered in the World Rally Championship-2 and twelve in the World Rally Championship-3.

No. Driver Co-Driver Entrant Car Tyre
World Rally Championship entries
3   Teemu Suninen   Jarmo Lehtinen   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC M
4   Esapekka Lappi   Janne Ferm   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC M
7   Pierre-Louis Loubet   Vincent Landais   Hyundai 2C Competition Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
8   Ott Tänak   Martin Järveoja   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
9   Sébastien Loeb   Daniel Elena   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
11   Thierry Neuville   Nicolas Gilsoul   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC M
17   Sébastien Ogier   Julien Ingrassia   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC M
33   Elfyn Evans   Scott Martin   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC M
44   Gus Greensmith   Elliott Edmondson   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC M
69   Kalle Rovanperä   Jonne Halttunen   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC M
World Rally Championship-2 entries
21   Pontus Tidemand   Patrik Barth   Toksport WRT Škoda Fabia R5 Evo P
22   Adrien Fourmaux   Renaud Jamoul   M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II M
23   Eyvind Brynildsen   Ilka Minor   Toksport WRT Škoda Fabia R5 Evo P
World Rally Championship-3 entries
24   Marco Bulacia Wilkinson   Marcelo Der Ohannesian   Marco Bulacia Wilkinson Citroën C3 R5 P
25   Emilio Fernández   Ruben Garcia   Emilio Fernández Škoda Fabia R5 Evo M
26   Kajetan Kajetanowicz   Maciej Szczepaniak   Kajetan Kajetanowicz Škoda Fabia R5 Evo P
27   Paulo Nobre   Gabriel Morales   Paulo Nobre Škoda Fabia R5
28   Yağiz Avci   Onur Vatansever   Yağiz Avci Citroën C3 R5 P
29   Burak Cukurova   Burak Akcay   Burak Cukurova Škoda Fabia R5 P
30   Uğur Soylu   Mehmet Köleoğlu   Uğur Soylu Škoda Fabia R5 P
31   Alberto Heller   Marc Martí   Alberto Heller Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II M
32   Jan Solans   Mauro Barreiro   Jan Solans Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II P
34   Sean Johnston   Alex Kihurani   Saintéloc Junior Team Citroën C3 R5 P
35   Diogo Salvi   Hugo Magalhães   Diogo Salvi Škoda Fabia R5
36   "Pedro"[c]   Emmanuele Baldaccini   "Pedro" Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II P
Source:[9]

RouteEdit

ItineraryEdit

All dates and times are TRT (UTC+3).

Date Time No. Stage name Distance
18 September 09:01 Asparan [Shakedown] 4.70 km
Leg 1 — 25.22 km
18 September 17:08 SS1 İçmeler 13.90 km
18:21 SS2 Gökçe 11.32 km
Leg 2 — 107.38 km
19 September 08:50 SS3 Yeşilbelde 1 31.79 km
10:08 SS4 Datça 1 8.75 km
11:06 SS5 Kızlan 1 13.15 km
14:50 SS6 Yeşilbelde 2 31.79 km
16:08 SS7 Datça 2 8.75 km
17:06 SS8 Kızlan 2 13.15 km
Leg 3 — 90.40 km
20 September 07:30 SS9 Çetibeli 1 38.15 km
09:08 SS10 Marmaris 1 7.05 km
11:20 SS11 Çetibeli 2 38.15 km
13:18 SS12 Marmaris 2 [Power Stage] 7.05 km
Source:[1]

ReportEdit

World Rally CarsEdit

Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena held the lead going onto Saturday. At the age of forty-six, Loeb became the oldest driver to lead a WRC event.[10] Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja retired Friday when their Hyundai speared off the road because of a steering issue.[11] Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia took over the lead on Saturday morning, but they dropped their lead to Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul in the afternoon loop due to a puncture and hydraulics issue.[12] Sunday's first pass through the Çetibeli stage saw tyre dramas, which saw five crews suffering punctures, including the crew of Neuville and Gilsoul, Loeb and Elena, Ogier and Ingrassia, Kalle Rovanperä and Jonne Halttunen, and Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm, with two more crews retired from the rally.[13] Ogier and Ingrassia then retired from the rally when their engine was on fire.[14] Eventually, the rally was won by Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin.[6]

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Event Stage
1 1 33 Elfyn Evans Scott Martin Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:43:02.7 0.0 25 2
2 2 11 Thierry Neuville Nicolas Gilsoul Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:43:37.9 +35.2 18 5
3 3 9 Sébastien Loeb Daniel Elena Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:44:02.1 +59.4 15 1
4 4 69 Kalle Rovanperä Jonne Halttunen Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC 2:45:38.6 +2:35.9 12 3
5 5 44 Gus Greensmith Elliott Edmondson M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 2:47:11.0 +4:08.3 10 0
6 6 4 Esapekka Lappi Janne Ferm M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC 2:48:38.9 +5:36.2 8 0
17 7 8 Ott Tänak Martin Järveoja Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:56:46.0 +1:13:43.3 0 4
Retired SS11 17 Sebastien Ogier Julien Ingrassia Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Toyota Yaris WRC Engine 0 0
Retired SS9 3 Teemu Suninen Jarmo Lehtinen M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta WRC Lost wheel 0 0
Retired SS9 7 Pierre-Louis Loubet Vincent Landais Hyundai 2C Competition Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC Mechanical 0 0

Special stagesEdit

Date No. Stage name Distance Winners Car Time Class leaders
18 September Asparan [Shakedown] 4.70 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 3:23.4
SS1 İçmeler 13.90 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 10:13.1 Neuville / Gilsoul
SS2 Gökçe 11.32 km Ogier / Ingrassia Toyota Yaris WRC 8:34.0 Loeb / Elena
19 September SS3 Yeşilbelde 1 31.79 km Ogier / Ingrassia Toyota Yaris WRC 24:54.2 Ogier / Ingrassia
SS4 Datça 1 8.75 km Ogier / Ingrassia Toyota Yaris WRC 6:53.9
SS5 Kızlan 1 13.15 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 7:10.7
SS6 Yeşilbelde 2 31.79 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 24:41.6 Neuville / Gilsoul
SS7 Datça 2 8.75 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 6:52.7
SS8 Kızlan 2 13.15 km Loeb / Elena Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 7:09.4
20 September SS9 Çetibeli 1 38.15 km Evans / Martin Toyota Yaris WRC 28:38.9 Evans / Martin
SS10 Marmaris 1 7.05 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:25.5
SS11 Çetibeli 2 38.15 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 27:46.0
SS12 Marmaris 2 [Power Stage] 7.05 km Neuville / Gilsoul Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 4:20.4

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Manufacturers' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Manufacturer Points
1   1 Elfyn Evans 97   1 Scott Martin 97   Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT 174
2   1 Sébastien Ogier 79   1 Julien Ingrassia 79   Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT 165
3   Ott Tänak 70   Martin Järveoja 70   M-Sport Ford WRT 101
4   Kalle Rovanperä 70   Jonne Halttunen 70
5   Thierry Neuville 65   Nicolas Gilsoul 65

World Rally Championship-2Edit

Adrien Fourmaux and Renaud Jamoul claimed back-to-back stage wins to lead the class on Friday,[15] but a rear-left puncture in Saturday afternoon cost them the lead.[16] Pontus Tidemand and Patrick Barth took over the lead and won the class.[7]

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Event
8 1 21 Pontus Tidemand Patrick Barth Toksport WRT Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 2:56:02.4 0.0 25 4
10 2 22 Adrien Fourmaux Renaud Jamoul M-Sport Ford WRT Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 2:57:45.3 +1:42.9 18 1
18 3 23 Eyvind Brynildsen Ilka Minor Toksport WRT Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 4:04:27.1 +1:08:24.7 15 0

Special stagesEdit

Date No. Stage name Distance Winners Car Time Class leaders
18 September Asparan [Shakedown] 4.70 km Brynildsen / Minor Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 3:47.1
SS1 İçmeler 13.90 km Fourmaux / Jamoul Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 10:56.1 Fourmaux / Jamoul
SS2 Gökçe 11.32 km Fourmaux / Jamoul Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 9:01.0
19 September SS3 Yeşilbelde 1 31.79 km Fourmaux / Jamoul Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 26:36.2
SS4 Datça 1 8.75 km Tidemand / Barth Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 7:14.9
SS5 Kızlan 1 13.15 km Tidemand / Barth Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 7:37.1
SS6 Yeşilbelde 2 31.79 km Tidemand / Barth Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 26:29.4 Tidemand / Barth
SS7 Datça 2 8.75 km Tidemand / Barth Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 7:14.1
SS8 Kızlan 2 13.15 km Fourmaux / Jamoul Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 7:41.8
20 September SS9 Çetibeli 1 38.15 km Fourmaux / Jamoul Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 31:03.5
SS10 Marmaris 1 7.05 km Tidemand / Barth Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 4:43.8
SS11 Çetibeli 2 38.15 km Fourmaux / Jamoul Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 30:55.4
SS12 Marmaris 2 7.05 km Tidemand / Barth Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 4:38.1

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships Manufacturers' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points Move Manufacturer Points
1   1 Pontus Tidemand 80   1 Patrick Barth 80   3 Toksport WRT 107
2   1 Mads Østberg 75   1 Torstein Eriksen 75   1 M-Sport Ford WRT 88
3   1 Adrien Fourmaux 66   Renaud Jamoul 66   2 Hyundai Motorsport N 84
4   1 Nikolay Gryazin 51   Yaroslav Fedorov 41   2 PH-Sport 75
5   Ole Christian Veiby 33   Jonas Andersson 33

World Rally Championship-3Edit

Marco Bulacia Wilkinson and Marcelo Der Ohannesian led the class through Friday. Sean Johnston and Alex Kihurani retired from the rally when their Citroën caught fire.[17] Kajetan Kajetanowicz and Maciej Szczepaniak set some blistering times, opening a huge gap to comfortably win the rally.[18][8]

ClassificationEdit

Position No. Driver Co-driver Entrant Car Time Difference Points
Event Class Class Event
7 1 26 Kajetan Kajetanowicz Maciej Szczepaniak Kajetan Kajetanowicz Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 2:55:38.2 0.0 25 6
9 2 24 Marco Bulacia Wilkinson Marcelo Der Ohannesian Marco Bulacia Wilkinson Citroën C3 R5 2:57:49.1 +2:10.9 18 2
11 3 28 Yağiz Avci Onur Vatansever Yağiz Avci Citroën C3 R5 3:02:53.8 +7:15.6 15 0
12 4 31 Alberto Heller Marc Martí Alberto Heller Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 3:05:06.1 +9:27.9 12 0
13 5 29 Burak Cukurova Burak Akcay Burak Cukurova Škoda Fabia R5 3:07:50.1 +12:11.9 10 0
14 6 32 Jan Solans Mauro Barreiro Jan Solans Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 3:14:18.2 +18:40.0 8 0
15 7 25 Emilio Fernández Ruben Garcia Emilio Fernández Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 3:16:55.2 +21:17.0 6 0
16 8 36 "Pedro" Emmanuele Baldaccini "Pedro" Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 3:18:33.2 +22:55.0 4 0
Retired SS12 30 Uğur Soylu Mehmet Köleoğlu Uğur Soylu Škoda Fabia R5 Mechanical 0 0
Retired SS2 34 Sean Johnston Alex Kihurani Saintéloc Junior Team Citroën C3 R5 Fire 0 0
Did not start 27 Paulo Nobre Gabriel Morales Paulo Nobre Škoda Fabia R5 Withdrawn 0 0
Did not start 35 Diogo Salvi Hugo Magalhães Diogo Salvi Škoda Fabia R5 Withdrawn 0 0

Special stagesEdit

Date No. Stage name Distance Winners Car Time Class leaders
18 September Asparan [Shakedown] 4.70 km Bulacia Wilkinson / Der Ohannesian Citroën C3 R5 3:49.8
SS1 İçmeler 13.90 km Bulacia Wilkinson / Der Ohannesian Citroën C3 R5 10:54.5 Bulacia Wilkinson / Der Ohannesian
SS2 Gökçe 11.32 km Bulacia Wilkinson / Der Ohannesian Citroën C3 R5 9:03.7
19 September SS3 Yeşilbelde 1 31.79 km Kajetanowicz / Szczepaniak Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 26:30.6 Kajetanowicz / Szczepaniak
SS4 Datça 1 8.75 km Kajetanowicz / Szczepaniak Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 7:09.7
SS5 Kızlan 1 13.15 km Bulacia Wilkinson / Der Ohannesian Citroën C3 R5 7:39.6
SS6 Yeşilbelde 2 31.79 km Kajetanowicz / Szczepaniak Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 26:16.1
SS7 Datça 2 8.75 km Kajetanowicz / Szczepaniak Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 7:17.7
SS8 Kızlan 2 13.15 km Bulacia Wilkinson / Der Ohannesian Citroën C3 R5 7:38.1
20 September SS9 Çetibeli 1 38.15 km Solans / Barreiro Ford Fiesta R5 Mk. II 31:04.4
SS10 Marmaris 1 7.05 km Kajetanowicz / Szczepaniak Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 4:44.8
SS11 Çetibeli 2 38.15 km Kajetanowicz / Szczepaniak Škoda Fabia R5 Evo 31:30.5
SS12 Marmaris 2 7.05 km Bulacia Wilkinson / Der Ohannesian Citroën C3 R5 4:42.2

Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Drivers' championships Co-drivers' championships
Move Driver Points Move Co-driver Points
1   1 Marco Bulacia Wilkinson 55   Mikko Lukka 43
2   1 Jari Huttunen 43   11 Maciek Szczepaniak 37
3   11 Kajetan Kajetanowicz 37   1 Aaron Johnston 35
4   1 Oliver Solberg 35   9 Marcelo Der Ohannesian 30
5   1 Nicolas Ciamin 26   5 Marc Martí 27

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The championship was known as the World Rally Championship-2 Pro in 2019.
  2. ^ The championship was known as the World Rally Championship-2 in 2019.
  3. ^ Pseudonym of Massimo Pedretti.

ReferencesEdit

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