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Championship status
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Rally Ireland 2009 counts for:

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

Facts
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 455th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 1 of 12 
 Official name: Rally Ireland 
 Edition: 4th 
 Date: from Friday 30-Jan-2009 to Sunday 1-Feb-2009 
 Rally HQ: Sligo, Connacht; Ireland 
 Clerk of the Course: Gordon Noble 
 Surface: Tarmac 
 
 Entries: 43  
 Starters: 36  
 Finishers: 28 (77.8% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 19 
 Shortest: 1.50km(SS19 Donegal Town)
 Longest: 27.76km(SS12 Sloughan Glen 2)
 Slowest: 79.30km/h(SS19 Donegal Town)
 Fastest: 125.67km/h(SS17 Lough Gill)
 Planned stage distance: 349.65km(25.9% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 310.18km(23.0% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,039.24km
 Total distance: 1,349.42km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 48th win and 74th podium for Sebastien Loeb.
 Second place was 18th podium for Daniel Sordo Castillo. 
 Third place was 31st podium for Mikko Hirvonen. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 54th win and 1-2 win were 122nd to 123rd podiums for Citroen.
    Third place was 254th podium for Ford.
Sebastien Loeb
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Loeb took it carefully where conditions were difficult (this doesn't look like scene from a tarmac rally) and went faster on better sections. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Chris Atkinson
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Chris Atkinson drove the plain red Junior Team Citroen C4 - without any advertisements on it - to a fifth overall. A great result after spins and offs he experienced. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Urmo Aava
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In the difficult conditions of the first day, Aava jumped into the lead - which he later lost after a half-spin into a shallow ditch. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Wales Rally GB 2008
Norway 2009
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