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Result: 2011 Rally Australia

Mikko Hirvonen wins in Australia and heads home a Ford 1-2, after Jari-Matti Latvala purposely slows in the penultimate stage to allow his team-mate in front; Petter Solberg completes the podium ahead of Matt Wilson and Khalid Al-Qassimi.
Rally Australia: Overall standings after Stage 26 / Day 3 (Top 20):

1. Mikko Hirvonen Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC 3hours 35mins 59.0secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 14.7secs M
3. Petter Solberg PSWRT Citroen DS3 WRC +00mins 44.8secs M
4. Matthew Wilson M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +08mins 45.2secs M
5. Khalid Al-Qassimi Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC +12mins 33.3secs M
6. Hayden Paddon Subaru Impreza WRX STi +17mins 29.3secs P
7. Michal Kosciuszko Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +19mins 01.3secs P
8. Oleksandr Saliuk Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +21mins 08.5secs P
9. Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +22mins 48.9secs P
10. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +30mins 02.9secs M

11. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +30mins 19.4secs M
12. Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +30mins 22.1secs P
13. Peter van Merksteijn Van Merksteijn Citroen DS3 WRC +32mins 21.0secs M
14. Henning Solberg M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +32mins 23.7secs
15. John Spencer Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +34mins 36.1secs
16. Gianluca Linari Subaru Impreza +38mins 50.2secs P
17. Brendan Reeves Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +41mins 20.2secs P
18. Nathan Quinn Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +41mins 54.6secs P
19. Ken Block Monster WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +42mins 01.9secs M
20. Harry Hunt Citroen DS3 R3T +49mins 41.9secs P


Rally Australia: Power Stage / SS26 (Top 3):

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 2mins 18.1secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 01.2secs M
3. Petter Solberg PSWRT Citroen DS3 WRC +00mins 01.3secs M

NOTE: Top three finishers in Power Stage are awarded bonus points. 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point


PWRC standings after Stage 26 / Day 3:

1. Hayden Paddon Subaru Impreza WRX STi 3hours 53mins 28.3secs P
2. Michal Kosciuszko Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +01mins 32.0secs P
3. Oleksandr Saliuk Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +03mins 39.2secs P
4. Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +05mins 19.6secs P
5. Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 52.8secs P
6. Gianluca Linari Subaru Impreza +21mins 20.9secs P
7. Brendan Reeves Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +23mins 50.9secs P
8. Nathan Quinn Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +24mins 25.3secs P
9. Harry Hunt Citroen DS3 R3T +32mins 12.6secs P
10. Bader Al-Jabri Subaru Impreza +36mins 12.9secs P

11. Majed Al-Shamsi Subaru Impreza +1hr 23mins 37.5secs P


Notable retirements:

SS3. Ken Block Monster WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC Off the road M*
SS4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC Rolled M*
SS6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC Hit a tree M*
SS6. Daniel Oliviera Brazil WRT MINI John Cooper Works Radiator M*
SS7. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC Hit a rock M*
SS7. Peter van Merksteijn Van Merksteijn Citroen DS3 WRC Punctures M*

SS15. Henning Solberg M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC Electrical problem*

SS22. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC Rolled M
SS22. Daniel Oliviera Brazil WRT MINI John Cooper Works Off the road M
SS22. Jukka Ketomaki Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Retired P

* denotes re-started under SupeRally


all times unofficial



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Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Podium, 1st, Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, 2nd, Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Miikka Anttila (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, 3rd, Petter Solberg (NOR) Chris Patterson (GBR), Citroen DS3 WRC, Petter Solberg Rallying
Podium, Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN), Ford Fiesta RS WRC, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team

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