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Championship status
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Rally Norway 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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 456th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 2 of 12 
 Official name: Rally Norway 
 Edition: 23rd 
 Date: from Thursday 12-Feb-2009 to Sunday 15-Feb-2009 
 Rally HQ: Hamar; Norway 
 Clerk of the Course: Stig Rune Kjernsli 
 Surface: Snow 
 
 Entries: 43  
 Starters: 42  
 Finishers: 34 (81.0% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 23 
 Shortest: 1.15km(SS13 Hamar 1)
 Longest: 30.03km(SS21 Valer 2)
 Slowest: 55.87km/h(SS17 Hamar 2)
 Fastest: 126.46km/h(SS19 Elverum 1)
 Planned stage distance: 360.90km(29.3% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 360.90km(29.3% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 869.25km
 Total distance: 1,230.15km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 49th win and 75th podium for Sebastien Loeb.
 Second place was 32nd podium for Mikko Hirvonen. 
 Third place was 8th podium for Jari-Matti Latvala. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 55th win and 124th podium for Citroen.
    Second and third places were 255th to 256th podiums for Ford.
Sebastien Loeb
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Loeb held on his own despite Hirvonen's furious attempts to overtake him during Saturday and Sunday, proving that he is master of all surfaces. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Henning Solberg
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Henning Solberg was best Norwegian - again - but had surprisingly difficult time to overtake and then hold Sordo behind him. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Per-Gunnar Andersson
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One of the biggest surprises was P-G Andersson's speed in a Skoda Fabia WRC. He won two stages and ran as high as 5th before retiring. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
(Photo: Jan R. Halvorsen)
Related links
Rally Ireland 2009
Cyprus Rally 2009
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