Daily Archives: January 22, 2012


2012 Rallye Monte-Carlo: wrap-up

Rallye Monte-Carlo 2012 MINI No. 12

The first rally of the 2012 WRC season has concluded with MINI WRC cars taking positions 2, 7, 10, and 20.  See our posted results from Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5.

The final positions for the four MINIs:

Pos  Driver             Team/Car       Time/Gap
 2.  Dani Sordo         MINI           + 2:45.5
 7.  Pierre Campana     MINI           + 8:31.4
10.  Armindo Araujo     Araujo MINI   + 16:16.6
20.  Paulo Nobre        Palmeirinha   + 38:59.7

Drivers’ Championship Standings after Rallye Monte-Carlo

Pos Driver Total
1. Sebastien Loeb 28
2. Dani Sordo 18
3. Petter Solberg 15
4. Mikko Hirvonen 14
5. Evgeny Novikov 11
6. Francois Delecour 8
7. Pierre Campana 6
8. Ott Tanak 4
9. Armindo Araujo 2
10. Martin Prokop 1

Manufacturers’ Championship Standings after Rallye Monte-Carlo

Pos Team Total
1. Citroen Total World Rally Team 37
2. MINI WRC Team 26
3. M-Sport Ford World Rally Team 16
4. Ford World Rally Team 15
5. Armindo Araujo World Rally Team 4
6. Palmeirinha Rally 2

Articles

World Rally Championship Results: Rally Monte-Carlo Day Results

MINI Motorsport: “We Scored an Impressive Result”

MINI Motorsport: Strong Season Start for the MINI WRC Team

Dani Sordo website: Excelente inicio de temporada para Dani Sordo [Translation to English]

Pierre Campana website: Pierre Campana Impresses MINI WRC Team with Monte Carlo Performance

Armindo Araujo Facebook Page: Wall

Paulo Nobre Palmeirinha Rally website: WRC: Palmeirinha termina Rally de Monte Carlo e pontua como equipe [Translated to English]

AUTOSPORT.com: Sebastien Loeb claims sixth Monte Carlo Rally victory

Motorsport.com: Mini Claims Second Step On Podium In Monte Carlo

Photos

MINI Motorsport: Facebook gallery – Rally Monte Carlo 2012

Fãs Armindo Araujo: Facebook gallery.

Rallye Monte-Carlo website: Highlights Galleries

Rallye Monte-Carlo MINI No. 14


Rallye Monte-Carlo: Day 5

Rally Monte-Carlo MINI No. 37 Day 5

Dani Sordo came close to adding his name to the list of greats who won the Rallye Monte-Carlo but came up short this year.  Sordo put his MINI John Cooper Works WRC into second place early in the rally and held that position at the end of each day.  Sebastien Loeb won the race for Citroën by a convincing margin.

The final standings after 18 stages and 5 days:

Pos  Driver             Team/Car       Time/Gap
 1.  Sebastien Loeb     Citroen       4:32:39.9
 2.  Dani Sordo         Mini           + 2:45.5
 3.  Petter Solberg     Ford           + 3:14.2
 4.  Mikko Hirvonen     Citroen        + 4:06.8
 5.  Evgeny Novikov     M-Sport Ford   + 6:03.4
 6.  Francois Delecour  M-Sport Ford   + 7:47.9
 7.  Pierre Campana     Mini           + 8:31.4
 8.  Ott Tanak          M-Sport Ford  + 10:34.7
 9.  Martin Prokop      Czech Ford    + 16:10.7
10.  Armindo Araujo     Araujo Mini   + 16:16.6
...
20.  Paulo Nobre        Palmeirinha   + 38:59.7

[Results source: AUTOSPORT.com]

Rally Monte-Carlo MINI No. 52 Day 5