WRC 2017

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  1. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    WRC Round 3 - Rally Mexico

    Cars line up at the start in Mexico City

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    Meeke was having a trouble free run, and controlling the lead

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    Evans had a 5 minute penalty applied at the start of the rally for an engine change, without this, he would have finished 6th overall, ahead of both factory Toyotas, his performance was somewhat overlooked by the media

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    Until now, Neuville had been the most unlucky driver of the season, but this time he was rewarded with a podium

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    Ogier took 2nd

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    Meeke took a comfortable lead into the final stage, nothing could stop him taking his career fourth WRC win, what could possibly go wro....




    Luck of the Irish?

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    Final results

    1. K. MEEKE 3:22:04.6
    2. S. OGIER 3:22:18.4 +13.8
    3. T. NEUVILLE 3:23:04.3 +59.7
    4. O. TANAK 3:24:22.9 +2:18.3
    5. H. PADDON 3:25:37.5 +3:32.9
    6. J. LATVALA 3:26:44.9 +4:40.3
    7. J. HANNINEN 3:27:10.8 +5:06.2
    8. D. SORDO 3:27:27.3 +5:22.7
    9. E. EVANS 3:30:46.4 +8:41.8
    10. P. TIDEMAND 3:32:56.5 +10:51.9
     
  2. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

  3. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    The most famous spectator's car in motorsport right now! At least the owner got an apology from Kris Meeke, maybe he'll sell the damaged panels on ebay!

    Note - Never park your car on the outside of a fast corner during a rally!!

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  4. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    Last weekend saw the running of the 2017 Tour de Corse

    Meeke built up a handy 26 second lead during the first leg

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    Engine failure for Meeke put Neuville in the lead

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    Ogier chasing hard, but hit by mechanical issues

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    Paddon

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    Craig Breen, yet again coming out as top Citroen, but not chasing for the lead

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    Latvala, no time to enjoy the view!

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    Due to the mechanical gremlis, which hit all the Ford runners, Ogier had to push like hell on the last stage to stay in second

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    Neuville took his first ever WRC victory, making it four different manufacturers, winning the first four rounds of this year's WRC

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    Final result

    1 Thierry Neuville, N.Gilsoul Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai 3h22m53.4s
    2 Sebastien Ogier, J.Ingrassia M-Sport World Rally Team Ford 54.7s
    3 Dani Sordo, M.Marti Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai 56.0s
    4 Jari-Matti Latvala, M.Anttila Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC Toyota 1m09.6s
    5 Craig Breen, S.Martin Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroen 1m09.7s
    6 Hayden Paddon, J.Kennard Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai 2m16.3s
    7 Andreas Mikkelsen, A.Jager Skoda Motorsport Skoda 8m10.7s
    8 Teemu Suninen, M.Markkula M-Sport World Rally Team Ford 9m17.0s
    9 Stephane Sarrazin, J-J.Renucci Sarrazin Motorsport Skoda 9m23.6s
    10 Yohan Rossel, B.Fulcrand Citroen 12m57.1s
    11 Ott Tanak, M.Jarveoja M-Sport World Rally Team Ford 15m20.3s
     
  5. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    The sometimes barren stages of Rally Argentina, the only round of the WRC that Monsieur Ogier has never won

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    But it was Evans who soon took the lead, no fluke either, he was fastest on seven out of the first eight stages

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    Paddon finally broke the Ford stranglehold on stage 9

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    Meeke was on the attack, he had already stated before the start that he was gong for the win on every remaining WRC round this year

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    It didn't pay off!!

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    Nueville on the pace as ever

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    Latvala

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    It all went down the last stage - Evans led Neuville by 0.6 sec

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    Neuville won the rally by 0.7 seconds, the 3rd closest finish in WRC history


    Final result

    1 Thierry Neuville, N.Gilsoul Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai 3h38m10.6s
    2 Elfyn Evans, D.Barritt M-Sport World Rally Team Ford 0.7s
    3 Ott Tanak, M.Jarveoja M-Sport World Rally Team Ford 29.9s
    4 Sebastien Ogier, J.Ingrassia M-Sport World Rally Team Ford 1m24.7s
    5 Jari-Matti Latvala, M.Anttila Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC Toyota 1m48.1s
    6 Hayden Paddon, J.Kennard Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai 7m42.7s
    7 Juho Hanninen, K.Lindstrom Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC Toyota 11m16.9s
    8 Dani Sordo, M.Marti Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai 14m44.1s
    9 Mads Ostberg, O.Floene M-Sport World Rally Team Ford 15m11.3s
    10 Pontus Tidemand, J.Andersson Skoda Motorsport Skoda 17m32.1s
     
  6. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    The end of May, and the WRC headed to Portugal


    Exactly 30 years ago, a young Spaniard started his first ever WRC event, the amazing thing was that he set fastest stage time on stage 1, there can't be many drivers who led their first ever WRC event (if any).

    Here is a photo from 1987 - Carlos Sainz & Antonio Boto

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    The rest is history, but to mark the 30th anniversary of this event, Carlos took to the famous Fafe stage to celebrate! Reunited with long time co driver Luis Moya.

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    On to the main event...

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    They were flying in the Fafe stage...

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    ...Not all were landing so well though!

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    Ogier did it again, but only just, he's going to have to fight for this year's championship

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    Final result:

    1 Sebastien Ogier, J.Ingrassia M-Sport World Rally Team Ford 3h42m55.7s
    2 Thierry Neuville, N.Gilsoul Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai 15.6s
    3 Dani Sordo, M.Marti Hyundai Motorsport Hyundai 1m01.7s
    4 Ott Tanak, M.Jarveoja M-Sport World Rally Team Ford 1m30.2s
    5 Craig Breen, S.Martin Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT Citroen 1m57.4s
    6 Elfyn Evans, D.Barritt M-Sport World Rally Team Ford 3m10.6s
    7 Juho Hanninen, K.Lindstrom Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC Toyota 3m48.9s
    8 Mads Ostberg, O.Floene M-Sport World Rally Team Ford 5m29.7s
    9 Jari-Matti Latvala, M.Anttila Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC Toyota 5m43.6s
    10 Esapekka Lappi, J.Ferm Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC Toyota 8m13.3s
     
  7. autohabit

    autohabit Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

    Round 8 of the 2017 WRC - Rally Poland

    SS1 - Fastest was Evans

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    Unfortunately the popularity of rallying in Poland led to crowd problems, with at least one stage cancelled

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    Neuville on the pace again

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    Tanak was pushing hard...

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    ...A little too hard

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    Ultimately it was a Hyundai 1-2

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    Final Result


    1 Thierry Neuville Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:40:46.1 0.0 26

    2 Hayden Paddon Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:42:10.0 +1:23.9 18

    3 Sébastien Ogier Ford Fiesta WRC 2:43:06.9 +2:20.8 19

    4 Dani Sordo Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC 2:43:33.5 +2:47.4 12

    5 Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën C3 WRC 2:43:57.9 +3:11.8 12

    6 Teemu Suninen Ford Fiesta WRC 2:44:02.9 +3:16.8 8

    7 Mads Østberg Ford Fiesta WRC 2:44:25.7 +3:39.6 6

    8 Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta WRC 2:45:25.2 +4:39.1 4

    9 Andreas Mikkelsen Citroën C3 WRC 2:45:29.6 +4:43.5 5

    10 Juho Hänninen Toyota Yaris WRC 2:45:39.8 +4:53.7
     

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