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Championship status
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Rallye de France 2008 counts for:

2008 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2008 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2008 FIA Junior World Championship (for drivers)

Facts
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 452nd WRC rally 
 Round of season: 13 of 15 
 Official name: Rallye de France - Tour de Corse 
 Edition: 52nd 
 Date: from Friday 10-Oct-2008 to Sunday 12-Oct-2008 
 Rally HQ: Ajaccio, Corsica; France 
 Clerk of the Course: Francis Murac 
 Surface: Tarmac 
 
 Entries: 80  
 Starters: 71  
 Finishers: 54 (76.1% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 16 
 Shortest: 14.37km(SS9 Appricciani - Coggia 1)
 Longest: 31.81km(SS15 Agosta - Pont de Calzola 2)
 Slowest: 88.04km/h(SS8 Calcatoggio - Plage du Liamone 1)
 Fastest: 106.48km/h(SS2 Portigliolo - Bocca Albitrina 1)
 Planned stage distance: 359.02km(32.8% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 359.02km(32.8% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 735.26km
 Total distance: 1,094.28km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 46th win and 71st podium for Sebastien Loeb.
 Second place was 29th podium for Mikko Hirvonen. 
 Third place was 14th podium for Francois Duval. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 52nd win and 118th podium for Citroen.
    Second and third places were 249th to 250th podiums for Ford.
Sebastien Loeb
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Loeb hardly needed to push to the extreme limit but still it appears that he cut deep into ditch en route to win. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Petter Solberg
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Petter Solberg negotiates one of the island's many hairpins. Subaru couldn't challenge Citroen or works Ford but fought tight battle against Stobart-Ford driven by Latvala. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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Loeb and Ogier
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French celebrated in French rally. Loeb won for Citroen and young Ogier collected JWRC title. In picture are Elena, Loeb, Quesnell, Ogier and Ingrassia (l-to-r). Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Rally Catalunya 2008
Rally Japan 2008
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