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Championship status
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Rallye de France 2006 counts for:

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

Facts
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 412th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 5 of 16 
 Official name: Rallye de France - Tour de Corse 
 Edition: 50th 
 Date: from Friday 7-Apr-2006 to Sunday 9-Apr-2006 
 Rally HQ: Ajaccio, Corsica; France 
 Clerk of the Course: Robert Lagulhon 
 Surface: Tarmac 
 
 Entries: 79  
 Starters: 75  
 Finishers: 60 (80.0% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 12 
 Shortest: 24.24km(SS9 Penitencier Coti Chiavari - Pietra Rossa 1)
 Longest: 34.17km(SS7 Vico - Plage du Liamone 2)
 Slowest: 85.09km/h(SS5 Vico - Plage du Liamone 1)
 Fastest: 105.29km/h(SS2 Aullene - Arbellara 1)
 Planned stage distance: 354.18km(33.9% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 354.18km(33.9% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 691.50km
 Total distance: 1,045.68km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 23rd win and 40th podium for Sebastien Loeb.
 Second place was 41st podium for Marcus Gronholm. 
 Third place was 2nd podium for Daniel Sordo Castillo. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 29th win and win and third place were 71st to 72nd podiums for Citroen.
    Second place was 192nd podium for Ford.
Sebastien Loeb
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This time fight with Gronholm was harder but Loeb hardly needed the instructions painted on his car. He went on to win - again. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Mikko Hirvonen
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Even though Fords lost their respective fights against Citroens, Hirvonen's duel with Sordo was exciting to follow. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Rally Catalunya 2006
Rally Argentina 2006
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