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Championship status
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Rally Argentina 2012 counts for:

2012 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2012 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2012 FIA Production Car World Championship (for drivers)

Facts
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 497th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 5 of 13 
 Official name: Philips Rally Argentina 
 Edition: 32nd 
 Date: from Thursday 26-Apr-2012 to Sunday 29-Apr-2012 
 Rally HQ: Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba; Argentina 
 Clerk of the Course: Alfredo Menendez 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 45  
 Starters: 42  
 Finishers: 27 (64.3% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 19 
 Shortest: 4.15km(SS19 Power Stage Amarok)
 Longest: 65.74km(SS14 Matadero - Ambul)
 Slowest: 66.81km/h(SS15 Mina Clavero - Giulio Cesare 1)
 Fastest: 116.10km/h(SS11 Amboy - Santa Monica 2)
 Planned stage distance: 502.73km(28.4% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 502.73km(28.4% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,268.19km
 Total distance: 1,770.92km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 70th win and 106th podium for Sebastien Loeb.
 Second place was 54th podium for Mikko Hirvonen. 
 Third place was 5th podium for Mads Ostberg. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 83rd win and 1-2 win were 194th to 195th podiums for Citroen.
    Third place was 305th podium for Ford.
Sebastien Loeb
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Loeb took lead in the first day thanks to great drive through second run of long Ascochinga stage and Solberg's broken steering. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Mikko Hirvonen
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Hirvonen trailed Loeb by just a few seconds for most of the rally, dropping back only in final stages. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Daniel Sordo
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Ford hired Dani Sordo to drive in place of injured Latvala. Sordo performed very well, running third through all the rally until final stage retirement due to alternator failure. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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