Yoann Bonato

Yoann Bonato (born 13 May 1983) is a French rally driver. He currently competes in the French Rally Championship and the WRC-2, the premier support category of the World Rally Championship, with customer Citroën team CHL Sport Auto. He also works as a development driver for Citroën's in-house customer support team PH Sport. Bonato won the French Rally Championship outright in both 2017 and 2018, earning the title of "Champion of France."

Yoann Bonato
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Yoann Bonato at the 2017 Wales Rally GB
Personal information
NationalityFrance French
Born (1983-05-13) 13 May 1983 (age 37)
Saint-Martin-d'Hères, Isère, France
World Rally Championship record
Active years20062007, 2009, 2016–Present
Co-driverFrance Benjamin Boulloud
Rallies29
Championships0
Rally wins0
Podiums0
Stage wins0
Total points4
First rally2006 Tour de Corse

After winning the French Rally Championship in 2017, PH Sport hired Bonato to be part of a team of drivers that would help Citroën develop a new R5 variant of their WRC car, the Citroën C3.[1] Bonato gave the car its first full rally-spec test at the closing event of the French Championship Rallye du Var, as a Course Car. He, along with factory Citroën driver Stéphane Lefebvre, would give the C3 its competitive debut at the Tour de Corse the following year.

His co-driver since the beginning of his career is Benjamin Boulloud.

Rally resultsEdit

Complete WRC resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2006 Yoann Bonato Renault Clio S1600 MON SWE MEX ESP FRA
32
ARG ITA GRE GER FIN JPN CYP TUR AUS NZL GBR NC 0
2007 PH Sport Citroën C2 R2 MON SWE NOR MEX POR ARG ITA GRE FIN
33
GER
30
NZL ESP
32
FRA
19
JPN IRE GBR NC 0
2009 Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 IRE
20
NOR CYP POR
Ret
ARG ITA
19
GRE POL
16
FIN
Ret
AUS ESP GBR NC 0
2016 CHL Sport Auto Citroën DS3 R5 MON
15
SWE MEX ARG POR
16
ITA POL
Ret
FIN
18
GER
30
CHN
C
FRA
13
ESP GBR AUS NC 0
2017 CHL Sport Auto Citroën DS3 R5 MON
Ret
SWE MEX FRA
Ret
ARG POR
37
ITA POL
18
FIN GER
27
ESP
26
GBR
26
AUS NC 0
2018 Yoann Bonato Peugeot 208 R2 MON
15
SWE MEX 28th 1
CHL Sport Auto Citroën C3 R5 FRA
10
ARG POR ITA FIN GER
26
TUR GBR ESP AUS
2019 CHL Sport Auto Citroën C3 R5 MON
8
SWE MEX FRA
49
ARG CHL POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
C
20th 4
2020 Yoann Bonato Citroën C3 R5 MON
12
SWE MEX ARG POR ITA KEN FIN NZL TUR GER GBR JPN NC* 0*

* Season still in progress.

WRC-2 ResultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 WDC Points
2016 CHL Sport Auto Citroën DS3 R5 MON
5
SWE MEX ARG POR
7
ITA POL
Ret
FIN
9
GER
12
CHN
C
FRA
3
ESP GBR AUS 12th 33
2017 CHL Sport Auto Citroën DS3 R5 MON
Ret
SWE MEX FRA
Ret
ARG POR
15
ITA POL
5
FIN GER
13
ESP
10
GBR
11
AUS 28th 11
2018 CHL Sport Auto Citroën C3 R5 MON SWE MEX FRA
2
ARG POR ITA FIN GER
11
TUR GBR ESP AUS 21st 18
2019 CHL Sport Auto Citroën C3 R5 MON
1
SWE MEX FRA
12
ARG CHL POR ITA FIN GER TUR GBR ESP AUS
C
19th 25

WRC-3 resultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Points
2020 Yoann Bonato Citroën C3 R5 MON
3
SWE MEX ARG POR ITA KEN FIN NZL TUR GER GBR JPN 3rd* 15*

* Season still in progress.

JWRC ResultsEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points
2006 Yoann Bonato Renault Clio S1600 SWE ESP FRA
8
ARG ITA GER FIN TUR GBR 24th 1
2007 PH Sport Citroën C2 R2 NOR POR ITA FIN
8
GER
7
ESP
8
FRA
3
9th 10
2009 Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 IRE
4
CYP POR
Ret
ARG ITA
4
POL
3
FIN
Ret
ESP 7th 16

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