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Championship status
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Rally Australia 2006 counts for:

2006 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2006 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2006 FIA Production Car World Championship (for drivers)

Facts
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 421st WRC rally 
 Round of season: 14 of 16 
 Official name: Telstra Rally Australia 
 Edition: 19th 
 Date: from Thursday 26-Oct-2006 to Sunday 29-Oct-2006 
 Rally HQ: Perth, Western Australia; Australia 
 Clerk of the Course: Adrian Stafford 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 60  
 Starters: 56  
 Finishers: 45 (80.4% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 26 
 Shortest: 2.00km(SS1 Perth City Super 1)
 Longest: 29.93km(SS25 Helena North 2)
 Slowest: 85.50km/h(SS21 Atkins 1)
 Fastest: 124.89km/h(SS15 Bannister North 2)
 Planned stage distance: 348.51km(26.1% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 348.51km(26.1% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 985.90km
 Total distance: 1,334.41km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 1st win and 8th podium for Mikko Hirvonen.
 Second place was 31st podium for Petter Solberg. 
 Third place was 4th podium for Manfred Stohl. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 54th win and 205th podium for Ford.
    Second place was 119th podium for Subaru.
    Third place was 131st podium for Peugeot.
Mikko Hirvonen
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Mikko Hirvonen scored his first WRC win after remarkably mature drive. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Petter Solberg
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Even though Petter could not ultimately challenge for the win, he was fast and put pressure on Hirvonen and Ford. Subaru is indeed improving. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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Turkey 2006
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