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Championship status
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Rally New Zealand 2007 counts for:

2007 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2007 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2007 FIA Production Car World Championship (for drivers)

Facts
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 434th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 11 of 16 
 Official name: Rally New Zealand 
 Edition: 37th 
 Date: from Friday 31-Aug-2007 to Sunday 2-Sep-2007 
 Rally HQ: Hamilton, North Island; New Zealand 
 Clerk of the Course: Willard Martin 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 69  
 Starters: 68  
 Finishers: 59 (86.8% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 18 
 Shortest: 3.14km(SS5 Mystery Creek Super Special 1)
 Longest: 43.88km(SS4 Waitomo 2)
 Slowest: 64.15km/h(SS5 Mystery Creek Super Special 1)
 Fastest: 120.60km/h(SS15 Maungatawhiri 2)
 Planned stage distance: 353.56km(28.2% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 353.56km(28.2% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 902.42km
 Total distance: 1,255.98km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 30th win and 58th podium for Marcus Gronholm.
 Second place was 56th podium for Sebastien Loeb. 
 Third place was 17th podium for Mikko Hirvonen. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 62nd win and win and third place were 225th to 226th podiums for Ford.
    Second place was 94th podium for Citroen.
Marcus Gronholm
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Marcus took an early lead, lost it in the second leg but after a furious chase in last day, eventually won by mere 0.3 seconds in a thrilling finale. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Sebastien Loeb
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Loeb fought well and even if he might feel disappointed, fans loved every minute of the final day. Result was closest finish since 1998 Portugal. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Chris Atkinson
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Behind Gronholm and Loeb, there were numerous other tight battles. Atkinson won his rally-long struggle against Latvala and Sordo and was fourth. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Deutschland 2007
Rally Catalunya 2007
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