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Championship status
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Rally of Great Britain 2009 counts for:

2009 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2009 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2009 FIA Production Car World Championship (for drivers)

Facts
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 466th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 12 of 12 
 Official name: Rally of Great Britain 
 Edition: 65th 
 Date: from Friday 23-Oct-2009 to Sunday 25-Oct-2009 
 Rally HQ: Cardiff, Wales; United Kingdom 
 Clerk of the Course: Fred Gallagher 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 64  
 Starters: 62  
 Finishers: 50 (80.6% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 16 
 Shortest: 5.13km(SS2 Sweet Lamb 1)
 Longest: 35.72km(SS10 Rhondda 2)
 Slowest: 90.49km/h(SS5 Sweet Lamb 2)
 Fastest: 116.02km/h(SS13 Port Talbot 1)
 Planned stage distance: 348.30km(23.8% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 348.30km(23.8% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,117.97km
 Total distance: 1,466.27km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 54th win and 82nd podium for Sebastien Loeb.
 Second place was 41st podium for Mikko Hirvonen. 
 Third place was 24th podium for Daniel Sordo Castillo. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 60th win and win and third place were 139th to 140th podiums for Citroen.
    Second place was 270th podium for Ford.
Sebastien Loeb
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Loeb maintained steady pace throughout the rally, except deciding stages in Saturday morning where he blitzed incredible time and demoralized Hirvonen. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Mikko Hirvonen
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On Friday Hirvonen kept in touch with Loeb, made his attack on foggy first stage of Saturday but lost the rally over next two stages. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Daniel Sordo
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Sordo's performance was incredible. He often was very close to Hirvonen despite Mikko's big fight for championship. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Rally Catalunya 2009
Rally Sweden 2010
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