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The Rally Argentina (Spanish: Rally de Argentina) is an Argentine rally competition that has been a round of the World Rally Championship, the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, the South American Rally Championship and the Argentine Rally Championship. It is held in the area around Villa Carlos Paz in Córdoba Province, on narrow gravel roads best known for their water-splashes.

Rally Argentina
Statusactive
Genremotorsporting event
Frequencyannual
CountryArgentina
Inaugurated1980
Petter Solberg during the shakedown of the 2006 event.

HistoryEdit

The rally was first run in 1980, in Tucumán Province and organized by the Automovil Club Argentino. The winners of that first edition were Walter Röhrl and Christian Geistdörfer (Fiat 131 Abarth). In the 1981 season the rally took again place in Tucumán, but in 1982 was not held. In 1983 it was moved to San Carlos de Bariloche, but in 1984 was moved to Córdoba Province, where it has been held ever since.

In the 2006 season, the rally was held on April 28, 2006 through April 30, 2006 as the fifth rally on the World Rally Championship schedule for 2006. In order to attract more spectators, in 2007 one of the sections of the rally was run in Buenos Aires in the River Plate Football Stadium, and another section in the Chateau Carreras Stadium in Córdoba city.

In 2012, the route was expanded to include some 500 km (300 mi) of competitive stages, making it the longest rally in the modern era of the sport.[1] Famous stages include El Condor-Copina [es] and Mina Clavero.

Winners since 1980Edit

 
Marcus Grönholm (on the right) and Sébastien Loeb compete at a 2006 superspecial.

Pink background indicates that in that year the rally was not part of WRC calendar.

Season Driver Car Report
2019   Thierry Neuville Hyundai Report
2018   Ott Tänak Toyota Report
2017   Thierry Neuville Hyundai Report
2016   Hayden Paddon Hyundai Report
2015   Kris Meeke Citroën Report
2014   Jari-Matti Latvala Volkswagen Report
2013   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Report
2012   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Report
2011   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Report
2010   Juho Hänninen Škoda Report
2009   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Report
2008   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Report
2007   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Report
2006   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Report
2005   Sébastien Loeb Citroën Report
2004   Carlos Sainz Citroën Report
2003   Marcus Grönholm Peugeot Report
2002   Carlos Sainz Ford Report
2001   Colin McRae Ford
2000   Richard Burns Subaru
1999   Juha Kankkunen Subaru
1998   Tommi Mäkinen Mitsubishi
1997   Tommi Mäkinen Mitsubishi
1996   Tommi Mäkinen Mitsubishi
1995   Jorge Recalde Lancia
1994   Didier Auriol Toyota
1993   Juha Kankkunen Toyota
1992   Didier Auriol Lancia
1991   Carlos Sainz Toyota
1990   Miki Biasion Lancia
1989   Mikael Ericsson Lancia
1988   Jorge Recalde Lancia
1987   Miki Biasion Lancia
1986   Miki Biasion Lancia
1985   Timo Salonen Peugeot
1984   Stig Blomqvist Audi
1983   Hannu Mikkola Audi
1981   Guy Fréquelin Talbot
1980   Walter Röhrl Fiat

Multiple winnersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Watson, Tony; Evans, David (23 December 2011). "The 2012 WRC Rally Argentina will be the longest route in the sport's recent history". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 23 December 2011.

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