2006 World Rally Championship season

2006 World Rally Championship season

The 2006 World Rally Championship season began on January 20 with the 74th Monte Carlo Rally. Finland's Marcus Grönholm, in a Ford Focus RS WRC, took the win ahead of France's Sébastien Loeb. After the Swedish Rally ended with the same top-two, Loeb and Kronos Citroën went on to win five rallies in a row. Despite an injury in a mountain-biking accident before the Rally of Turkey, Loeb secured his third drivers' title, whereas Ford won their first manufacturers' title since 1979.

Rule changes banned active differentials and water injection, as well as mandating that teams must re-use cars and engines on selected ‘pairs’ of events.

Contents

  • Rule changes 1
  • Calendar 2
  • Teams and drivers 3
    • Notes 3.1
    • JWRC entries 3.2
    • PWRC entries 3.3
  • Results and standings 4
    • Drivers' championship 4.1
    • Manufacturers' championship 4.2
    • JWRC Drivers' championship 4.3
    • PWRC Drivers' championship 4.4
  • Events 5
  • References 6

Rule changes

Since 2006 manufacturer is understood to mean a manufacturer, a team designated by a manufacturer, or a privateer team taking part with a single make of car.

Two categories were created to compete for the Manufacturer's championship:

Manufacturer 1 (M1)

  • undertakes to take part in all the rallies of the Championship
  • must enter only cars corresponding to the latest homologated version of a World Rally Car in conformity with the 2006 Appendix J
  • must inform the FIA of the name of the first driver entered for the season at the time of registration for the Championship. No change of the first driver is authorised, except in a case of force majeure. The driver of the second car may be changed for each of the rallies in the Championship
  • In order to score points in the Championship, a Manufacturer 1 must take part with two cars of the same make in the 16 rallies of the calendar

Manufacturer 2 (M2)

  • undertakes to take part in 10 or more Championship rallies which it has nominated
  • cannot enter World Rally Cars homologated during the year 2006 and cannot use parts homologated after 2 January 2006
  • cannot enter a driver who has been classified among the first six in the final classification of the FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers in the last five years
  • In order to score points in the Championship, a Manufacturer 2 must take part with two cars of the same make in 10 or more rallies it nominated on registering for the Championship. The Manufacturer can only score points in the events it nominated on registering

Calendar

Round Rally Surface Dates Support classes
1 74th Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo Tarmac / Snow 20–22 January Production WRC
2 55th Uddeholm Swedish Rally Snow 3–5 February Junior WRC
3 20th Corona Rally México Gravel 3–5 March Production WRC
4 42nd Rally RACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada Tarmac 24–26 March Junior WRC
5 50th Tour de Corse – Rallye de France Tarmac 7–9 April Junior WRC
6 26th Rally Argentina Gravel 28–30 April Junior WRC & Production WRC
7 3rd Rally d'Italia Sardegna Gravel 19–21 May Junior WRC
8 53rd BP Ultimate Acropolis Rally of Greece Gravel 2–4 June Production WRC
9 25th OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland Tarmac 11–13 August Junior WRC
10 56th Neste Oil Rally Finland Gravel 17–20 August Junior WRC
11 3rd Rally Japan Gravel 1–3 September Production WRC
12 34th Cyprus Rally Gravel 22–24 September Production WRC
13 7th Rally of Turkey Gravel 13–15 October Junior WRC
14 19th Telstra Rally Australia Gravel 26–29 October Production WRC
15 36th Propecia Rally New Zealand Gravel 17–19 November Production WRC
16 62nd Wales Rally GB Gravel 1–3 December Junior WRC

Teams and drivers

Manufacturers 1
Team Constructor Car Tyre No Drivers Rounds
Kronos Total Citroën World Rally Team Citroën Xsara WRC BF 1 Sébastien Loeb 1–12
Colin McRae 13
Xavier Pons 14–16
2 1–8
Daniel Sordo 9–16
14 1–8
Xavier Pons 9–10, 12–13
BP Ford World Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 06 BF 3 Marcus Grönholm All
4 Mikko Hirvonen All
Subaru World Rally Team Subaru Impreza WRC 2006 P 5 Petter Solberg All
6 Stéphane Sarrazin 1, 4–5, 9
Chris Atkinson 2–3, 6–8, 10–16
14 Toshihiro Arai 11
Impreza WRC 2005 16 Chris Atkinson 1, 4–5, 9
46 Valentino Rossi 15
Manufacturers 2
OMV Peugeot Norway World Rally Team Peugeot 307 WRC BF

P

7 Manfred Stohl All
8 Henning Solberg 1–3, 6–8, 10, 12–16
Nicolas Bernardi 5
25 Gianluigi Galli 5–7,10
206 WRC 21 Philippe Roux 1, 5
Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team Ford Focus RS WRC 04/06 BF 9 Matthew Wilson All
10 Pieter Tsjoen 1
Kosti Katajamäki 2, 7–8, 10, 13
Luís Pérez Companc 3, 6, 11–12, 14–15
Jari-Matti Latvala 4–5, 9, 16
17 Juan Pablo Raies 10
19 Andreas Mikkelsen 16
23 Luís Pérez Companc 2, 7
Red Bull Škoda Team Škoda Fabia WRC BF 11 Gilles Panizzi 1, 4
Andreas Aigner 2
Harri Rovanperä 5, 7–8, 12–13, 16
Mattias Ekström 9
12 Andreas Aigner 1, 4–5, 7–9, 12–13, 16
Mattias Ekström 2
Major entries not registered as manufacturers
Astra Racing Peugeot 307 WRC BF 14 Toni Gardemeister 1, 4–5
Citroën Xsara WRC 8–9, 12
MMSP LTD Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 05 P

BF

14 Gianluigi Galli 1–2
15 Daniel Carlsson 2, 10
18 Jussi Välimäki 7–8, 10
22 Juho Hänninen 10
First Motorsport Škoda Škoda Fabia WRC BF 15 François Duval 1, 4–5, 7–9, 13, 16
Czech RT Škoda Kopecký 18 Jan Kopecký 1–2, 4–5, 7–10, 13, 16
PH Sport Citroën Xsara WRC BF 15 Janne Tuohino 2, 10
Rally Team Olsbergs Subaru Impreza WRC 2004/5 P

BF

16 Thomas Radstrom 2
Red Devil Atolye Kazaz 19 Kristian Sohlberg 2, 7, 10
Adapta AS 20 Mads Østberg 2, 10, 16
62 Anders Grøndal 2
Tom Hogan Motors Ford Focus RS WRC BF 17 Gareth MacHale 1–4, 6–7, 9, 11, 16
BSA Peugeot 307 WRC BF 19 Alexandre Bengué 4–5
Equipe de France FFSA 20 Nicolas Vouilloz 5

Notes

Sebastien Loeb broke his arm before Rally Turkey and missed the remainder of the season.[1]

JWRC entries

No Entrant Drivers Co-driver Car Rounds
32 PH Sport Kris Meeke Glenn Patterson Citroën C2 S1600 4–5, 9–10, 13, 16
42 Julien Pressac Gilles De Turckheim 4–5, 7
Jacques Boyere 9–10, 13
55 Brice Tirabassi Jacques-Julien Renucci 4, 5, 7
Fabrice Gordon 9
Fabio Fiandino Sabrina de Castelli Citroën C2 R2 10, 13
33 Suzuki Sport Europe Urmo Aava Kuldar Sikk Suzuki Swift S1600 2, 5, 7, 10, 13, 16
35 Per-Gunnar Andersson Jonas Andersson 2, 6–7, 10, 13, 16
37 Pavel Valoušek Pierangelo Scalvini 2, 5, 7
Zdeněk Hrůza 9–10, 13
43 Jaan Mölder Katrin Becker 16
48 Guy Wilks Phil Pugh 2, 6–7, 10, 13, 16
36 Autorel Sport Luca Betti Piercarlo Capolongo Renault Clio S1600 4–5, 7, 9, 13, 16
39 Barroso Sport Conrad Rautenbach David Senior Renault Clio S1600 4–5, 7, 9–10, 13
41 Renault Sport Patrik Sandell Emil Axelsson Renault Clio S1600 2, 6–7, 10, 13, 16
51 Fatih Kara Cerm Bakancocuklari 4–5, 7, 9, 13, 16
52 Bernd Casier Frédéric Miclotte 4–5, 7, 9, 13, 16
43 M-Sport Jaan Mölder Katrin Becker Ford Fiesta S1600 2, 6
JM Engineering Suzuki Ignis S1600 7, 10, 13
44 Suzuki Shell Helix Michał Kościuszko Jaroslaw Baran Suzuki Ignis S1600 2, 4, 7, 9–10, 13
45 Styllex Tuning Motorsport Jozef Béreš Petr Starý Suzuki Ignis S1600 2, 4–5, 10, 13, 16
46 Power Car Team Andrea Cortinovis Massimiliano Bosi Renault Clio RS 2, 4, 7, 10, 16
Flavio Zanella 13
47 Hawk Racing Club Filippo Bordignon James Bardini Opel Astra OPC 2, 10, 13
Justin Bardini 4, 7, 16
49 Jipocar Czech National Team Martin Prokop Jan Tománek Citroën C2 S1600 2, 4, 7, 9–10, 13
50 Clio Junior Team Kalle Pinomäki Mikko Markkula Renault Clio S1600 10
Renault Clio RS 2, 4–5, 9
Egon Kaur Avo Kristov 16
53 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team Barry Clark Scott Martin Ford Fiesta ST 4–5, 7, 9–10, 16
54 OMV Rally Team Aaron Burkart Jörg Bastuck Citroën C2 S1600 4
Tanja Geilhausen 5, 7, 9, 13, 16
Additional guest entries
59 Suzuki Sweden Peter Zachrisson Jan Svanström Suzuki Ignis S1600 2
60 Johan Karlsson Motorsport Johan Karlsson Mattias Gustavsson Peugeot 206 RC 2
59 Equipe de France FFSA Yoann Bonato Benjamin Boulloud Renault Clio S1600 5
59 Motor Stars Matti Rantanen Jan Lönegren Honda Civic Type-R 10
59 Dealer Team Suzuki James Wozencroft Robert Fagg Suzuki Ignis S1600 16
60 Tom Walster Rally Sport Tom Walster Paul Williams Ford Fiesta ST 16

PWRC entries

No Entrant Drivers Co-driver Car Rounds
31 Subaru Team Arai Toshihiro Arai Tony Sircombe Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3, 6, 8, 12, 14–15
32 Tango Rally Team Marcos Ligato Rubén Garcia Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3, 6, 8, 11, 14–15
34 Sebastián Beltran Ricardo Rojas 3, 6, 8, 11, 14–15
35 Gabriel Pozzo Daniel Stillo 3, 6, 8, 11, 14–15
33 Advan-Piaa Rally Team Fumio Nutahara Daniel Barritt Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1, 3, 11–12, 14–15
37 Mitsubishi Paris West Team Mirco Baldacci Giovanni Agnese Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3, 6, 8, 11, 14–15
37 Motoring Club Jari-Matti Latvala Miika Anttila Subaru Impreza WRX STI 1, 3, 8, 11, 14–15
38 Syms Rally Team Leszek Kuzaj Maciek Szczepaniak Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3, 6, 8, 11, 14–15
45 Aki Teiskonen Miika Teiskonen 6, 8, 11–12, 14–15
39 QMMF Nasser Al-Attiyah Chris Patterson Subaru Impreza WRX STI 1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 15
40 Errani Team Group Stefano Marrini Tiziana Sandroni Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 1, 6, 11
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 8, 14
Simone Campedelli Danilo Fappani Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 12
41 Subaru Team Quasys Takuma Kamada Hakaru Ichino Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6, 8
Denis Giraudet 11, 15
Khalid Al Qassimi Nicky Beech 12
Dean Herridge Bill Hayes 14
42 Subaru Rally Team Russia Sergey Uspenskiy Dmitry Eremeev Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3, 6, 8, 14
Alexander Dorosinskiy 15
Loris Baldacci Dario D'Esposito 11
43 OMV CEE World Rally Team Andrej Jereb Miran Kacin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 8
Jasen Popov Dilian Popov 14
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 1
Štěpán Vojtěch Michal Ernst 3
Aaron Burkart Tanja Geilhausen 12
Natalie Barratt Dale Moscatt 15
44 Mellors Eliot Motorsport David Higgins Ross Butler Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 1
Ieuan Thomas 8
46 PSM Motorsport Nigel Heath Steve Lancaster Subaru Impreza WRX STI 6, 8, 11–12, 14
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 15
Additional guest entries
59 Subaru Rally Team USA Travis Pastrana Christian Edstrom Subaru Impreza WRX STI 3
60 Francisco Name Francisco Name Armando Zapata Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 3
59 ALALamias Team Panayiotis Hatzitsopanis Nikolaos Petropoulos Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 8
60 Eko Racing Team Dimitris Nassoulas Mihalis Patrikoussis Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII 8
59 Andreas Tsouloftas Andreas Tsouloftas Savvas Laos Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 12
60 Spyros Pavlides Spyros Pavlides Theodoros Vassiliades Subaru Impreza WRX STI 12
59 Richard Mason Motorsport Richard Mason Sara Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI 15
60 Winger Subaru/Subaru NZ Chris West Garry Cowan Subaru Impreza WRX STI 15

Results and standings

Drivers' championship

Pos Driver MON
SWE
MEX
ESP
FRA
ARG
ITA
GRC
GER
FIN
JPN
CYP
TUR
AUS
NZL
GBR
 Pts 
1 Sébastien Loeb 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 112
2 Marcus Grönholm 1 1 8 3 2 10 Ret 1 3 1 2 2 1 5 1 1 111
3 Mikko Hirvonen 7 12 14 9 4 Ret 2 3 9 3 3 3 2 1 2 Ret 65
4 Manfred Stohl 4 18 3 12 7 4 7 Ret 5 9 5 4 8 3 3 2 54
5 Daniel Sordo 8 16 4 2 3 5 3 6 2 Ret DSQ Ret 7 23 5 7 49
6 Petter Solberg Ret Ret 2 7 11 2 9 7 Ret Ret 7 8 13 2 6 3 40
7 Xavier Pons 9 7 Ret Ret 6 17 4 8 14 Ret DNS 7 4 4 4 5 32
8 Henning Solberg Ret 8 5 7 Ret 5 4 6 3 Ret 12 11 25
9 Toni Gardemeister 3 DNS DNS 4 4 5 20
10 Chris Atkinson 6 11 7 11 13 6 10 11 8 13 4 9 6 9 Ret 6 20
11 Gianluigi Galli Ret 4 9 3 Ret 5 15
12 Alexandre Bengué 4 5 9
13 Jari-Matti Latvala 41 25 16 Ret 22 34 17 69 6 8 4 9
14 Kosti Katajamäki 6 Ret 26 14 5 7
15 Jan Kopecký 11 13 5 10 17 16 7 8 Ret 10 7
16 Daniel Carlsson 3 Ret 6
17 Jussi Välimäki 5 9 7 6
18 Stéphane Sarrazin 5 8 8 Ret 6
19 François Duval Ret 6 Ret 8 13 Ret 9 8 5
20 Thomas Rådström 5 4
21 Gareth MacHale 16 6 Ret 11 11 10 Ret Ret 3
22 Kristian Sohlberg Ret 6 Ret 3
23 Andreas Aigner 13 Ret 13 15 13 14 6 Ret 10 Ret 3
24 Janne Tuohino 10 6 3
25 Toshihiro Arai 9 30 21 6 22 Ret 30 3
26 Mirco Baldacci 11 21 20 46 7 18 Ret 2
27 Luís Pérez Companc 23 12 9 12 11 14 22 7 2
28 Matthew Wilson 15 14 16 15 16 8 34 10 12 10 40 10 12 27 13 12 1
29 Fumio Nutahara 17 Ret 8 11 26 21 1
30 Dean Herridge 14 8 1
Pos Driver MON
SWE
MEX
ESP
FRA
ARG
ITA
GRC
GER
FIN
JPN
CYP
TUR
AUS
NZL
GBR
 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Manufacturers' championship

Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
SWE
MEX
ESP
FRA
ARG
ITA
GRE
GER
FIN
JPN
CYP
TUR
AUS
NZL
GBR
Points
1 BP Ford World Rally Team 3 1 1 6 2 2 8 Ret 1 3 1 2 2 1 5 1 1 195
4 5 7 8 5 3 Ret 2 3 5 3 3 3 2 1 2 Ret
2 Kronos Total Citroën World Rally Team 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 Ret 4 4 5 166
2 6 4 Ret Ret 4 9 3 6 2 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 5 7
3 Subaru World Rally Team 5 Ret Ret 2 3 6 2 5 5 Ret Ret 5 6 11 2 6 3 106
6 4 6 5 4 5 4 6 8 Ret 7 4 7 5 6 Ret 6
4 OMV Peugeot Norway 7 3 9 3 3 4 Ret 5 4 7 3 3 2 88
8 Ret 5 4 5 Ret 4 4 5 3 Ret 8 9
5 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team 9 10 8 9 8 9 6 9 7 7 6 7 8 10 9 9 10 44
10 9 3 7 9 Ret 7 Ret 11 8 8 6 9 4 7 7 4
6 Red Bull Škoda Team 11 7 Ret 6 7 8 9 6 Ret 9 8 24
12 8 Ret 7 8 7 10 4 Ret 8 Ret
Pos. Manufacturer No. MON
SWE
MEX
ESP
FRA
ARG
ITA
GRE
GER
FIN
JPN
CYP
TUR
AUS
NZL
GBR
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

JWRC Drivers' championship

Pos Driver SWE
ESP
FRA
ARG
ITA
GER
FIN
TUR
GBR
 Pts 
1 Patrik Sandell 2 2 1 7 11 6 32
2 Urmo Aava 3 2 3 Ret 1 9 31
3 Per-Gunnar Andersson 1 3 4 2 Ret Ret 29
4 Guy Wilks 9 1 8 1 4 11 26
5 Conrad Rautenbach 6 3 2 9 11 2 25
6 Jozef Béreš jun. 6 4 5 5 3 10 22
7 Kris Meeke 3 Ret 1 Ret 5 Ret 20
8 Julien Pressac Ret 4 7 5 5 7 19
9 Jaan Mölder jr. 10 4 12 6 Ret 1 18
10 Martin Prokop 11 1 11 5 8 6 18
11 Bernd Casier 2 10 Ret 2 8 Ret 17
12 Aaron Burkart Ret 7 5 6 12 3 15
13 Luca Betti Ret Ret 6 8 2 12
14 Brice Tirabassi 8 1 9 Ret 11
15 Pavel Valoušek jun. 4 Ret 14 3 12 13 11
16 Fatih Kara 7 6 Ret 7 9 Ret 7
17 Matti Rantanen 3 6
18 Barry Clark Ret 9 15 10 9 4 5
19 Michal Kosciuszko 8 5 10 11 Ret 10 5
20 Kalle Pinomäki 5 10 11 Ret 13 4
21 James Wozencroft 7 3
22 Peter Zachrisson 7 2
22 Andrea Cortinovis 14 12 13 10 15 8 2
22 Yoann Bonato 8 1
Pos Driver SWE
ESP
FRA
ARG
ITA
GER
FIN
TUR
GBR
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

PWRC Drivers' championship

Pos Driver MON
MEX
ARG
GRC
JPN
CYP
AUS
NZL
 Pts 
1 Nasser Al-Attiyah 3 2 1 1 5 7 40
2 Fumio Nutahara 1 Ret 1 1 7 6 35
3 Mirco Baldacci 3 3 4 7 2 5 31
4 Jari-Matti Latvala 5 9 6 9 1 1 27
5 Aki Teiskonen Ret 3 4 2 4 Ret 24
6 Toshihiro Arai 1 8 5 6 Ret 9 18
7 Leszek Kuzaj 4 2 Ret 5 Ret 17
8 Stefano Marrini 4 7 8 6 6 14
9 Richard Mason 2 8
10 Sergey Uspenskiy 5 9 9 5 8
11 Khalid Al-Qassimi 3 6
12 Dean Herridge 3 6
13 Alexander Dorosinskiy 3 6
14 Nigel Heath 4 11 Ret 8 6
15 Takuma Kamada Ret 12 8 4 6
16 Simone Campedelli 4 5
17 Štěpán Vojtěch 7 2
18 Francisco Name jr. 8 1
- Gabriel Pozzo Ret Ret 2 2 DSQ DSQ
- Marcos Ligato 6 6 7 3 Ret DSQ
- Sebastián Beltran Ret 5 10 10 DSQ DSQ
Pos Driver MON
MEX
ARG
GRC
JPN
CYP
AUS
NZL
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Events

Colour Rally Surface
Gold Gravel
Silver Tarmac
Blue Snow/Ice
Bronze Mixed Surface
Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Rank Driver Car Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1 / 74ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo
(20–22 January) — Results and report
1 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:11:43.9 18 366.39 km 51 43
2 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:12:45.7
3 Toni Gardemeister Peugeot 307 WRC 4:13:07.0
2 55th Uddeholm Swedish Rally
(3–5 February) — Results and report
1 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:09:01.9 19 349.02 km 63 51
2 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:09:32.8
3 Daniel Carlsson Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 05 3:11:58.7
3 20º Corona Rally México
(3–5 March) — Results and report
1 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:47:08.8 17 359.54 km 39 33
2 Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 06 3:47:57.7
3 Manfred Stohl Peugeot 307 WRC 3:51:47.9
4 42º Rally RACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada
(24–26 March) — Results and report
1 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:22:01.7 16 346.43 km 66 56
2 Dani Sordo Citroën Xsara WRC 3:22:49.9
3 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:23:47.5
5 50ème Tour de Corse – Rallye de France
(7–9 April) — Results and report
1 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:43:05.4 12 354.18 km 75 60
2 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:43:34.4
3 Daniel Sordo Citroën Xsara WRC 3:44:54.1
6 26º Rally Argentina
(28–30 April) — Results and report
1 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:06:51.3 22 351.44 km 68 57
2 Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 06 4:07:35.9
3 Gianluigi Galli Peugeot 307 WRC 4:10:15.6
7 3º Supermag Rally Italia Sardinia
(19–21 May) — Results and report
1 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:54:18.9 18 344.94 km 79 60
2 Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:57:00.3
3 Daniel Sordo Citroën Xsara WRC 3:57:46.6
8 53rd Acropolis Rally
(2–4 June) — Results and report
1 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:56:26.8 18 355.62 km 84 69
2 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:58:53.2
3 Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:00:10.2
9 25. OMV ADAC Rallye Deutschland
(11–13 August) — Results and report
1 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:28:34.1 19 351.55 km 73 56
2 Dani Sordo Citroën Xsara WRC 3:29:07.9
3 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:30:53.3
10 56th Neste Oil Rally Finland
(18–20 August) — Results and report
1 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 2:52:50.3 21 351.61 km 101 68
2 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 2:53:57.0
3 Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 2:54:24.8
11 3rd Rally Japan
(1–3 September) — Results and report
1 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 3:22:20.4 27 345.72 km 87 78
2 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:22:26.0
3 Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:25:06.9
12 34th Cyprus Rally
(22–24 September) — Results and report
1 Sébastien Loeb Citroën Xsara WRC 4:40:50.4 22 322.51 km 39 27
2 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:41:01.6
3 Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:46:06.19
13 7th Rally of Turkey
(13–15 October) — Results and report
1 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:28:16.3 19 337.79 km 67 51
2 Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:30:39.7
3 Henning Solberg Peugeot 307 WRC 3:31:22.3
14 19th Telstra Rally Australia
(27–29October) — Results and report
1 Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:15:11.8 26 348.51 km 56 45
2 Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 06 3:15:48.9
3 Manfred Stohl Peugeot 307 WRC 3:19:10.4
15 36th Propecia Rally New Zealand
(17–19 November) — Results and report
1 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:02:30.7 17 354.21 km 44 37
2 Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:03:26.7
3 Manfred Stohl Peugeot 307 WRC 4:05:10.0
16 62nd Wales Rally of Great Britain
(1–3 December) — Results and report
1 Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:20:24.8 17 355.92 km 111 82
2 Manfred Stohl Peugeot 307 WRC 3:22:0.3
3 Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 06 3:22:20.0

References

  1. ^ [1] Max Rally, accessed 8/5/2010