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Result - Rally Australia [updated]

1 January 1901

Mikko Hirvonen wins the Rally Australia – his first ever victory in the WRC; Petter Solberg takes the runners-up spot – 37.1 seconds adrift; Manfred Stohl completes the podium, while Xavier Pons and Marcus Gronholm round out the top five...


Overall times after SS26 / Leg 3:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3hours 15mins 11.8secs M1
2. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 +00mins 37.1secs M1
3. Manfred Stohl OMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC +03mins 58.6secs M2
4. Xavier Pons Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06 +04mins 45.4secs M1
5. Marcus Gronholm BP Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +12mins 23.9secs M1
6. Jari-Matti Latvala Subaru Impreza WRX +17mins 09.3secs P
7. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +17mins 42.8secs P
8. Dean Herridge Subaru Impreza WRX +18mins 22.1secs P

9. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 +27mins 05.6secs M1
10. Aki Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX +27mins 06.6secs P
11. Darren Windus Subaru Impreza WRX +29mins 38.9secs
12. Sergey Uspenskiy Subaru Impreza WRX +31mins 48.8secs P
13. Christopher Anderson Subaru Impreza WRX +32mins 49.4secs
14. Toby Heyring Subaru Impreza WRX +34mins 35.0secs
15. James Anderson Subaru Impreza WRX +35mins 17.2secs
16. Malcolm Stewart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6.5 +35mins 29.4secs
17. Tolley Challis Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7 +35mins 31.3ecs
18. Stefano Marrini Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +36mins 06.7secs P
19. Xu Lang Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 +37mins 48.4secs
20. Warren Tuckett Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 +41mins 45.1secs

Others:

22. Luis-Perez Companc Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 04 +43mins 00.3secs M2
23. Daniel Sordo Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06 +43mins 37.0secs M1
27. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 04 +48mins 36.3secs M2


Overall PCWRC after SS26 / Leg 3:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala Subaru Impreza WRX 3hours 32mins 21.-secs P
2. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 33.8secs P
3. Dean Herridge Subaru Impreza WRX +01mins 12.9secs P
4. Aki Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX +09mins 57.3secs P
5. Sergey Uspenskiy Subaru Impreza WRX +14mins 39.5secs P
6. Stefano Marrini Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +18mins 57.5secs P
7. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +27mins 16.9secs P


Notable retirements*:

SS3. Daniel Sordo Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06 Gearbox. M1#
SS3. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 04 Hit a rock. M2#
SS4. Luis Perez Companc Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 04 Crashed out. M2#
SS6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 Crashed out. M1#
SS6. Henning Solberg OMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC Rolled. M2

SS17. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX Rolled. P
SS18. Jasen Popov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Turbo. P

SS21/22. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Turbo P#
SS23/24. Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Broken piston. P
SS25. Aki Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX Crashed out. P#

EXC. Sebastian Beltran Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Excluded - had finished fourth in the PCWRC P##
EXC. Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Excluded - had finished ninth in the PCWRC class P##
EXC. Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Excluded - had retired after SS23 - broken piston. P##


* Under the 'SupeRally' system, retired cars can re-start on subsequent legs with time penalties imposed for however many stages they miss.

# denotes elected/able to re-start.

## All three Tango cars have been excluded from the entire 2006 PCWRC championship - illgeal turbo.


M1 - denotes Manufacturer 1 entry.
M2 - denotes Manufacturer 2 entry.
P - denotes Production Car WRC entry.




all times unofficial


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