Powered by Google
      decoration       decoration       decoration       decoration       decoration       decoration      
  Pre-season roundup
  Season 1973
  Season 1974
  Season 1975
  Season 1976
  Season 1977
  Season 1978
  Season 1979
  Season 1980
  Season 1981
  Season 1982
  Season 1983
  Season 1984
  Season 1985
  Season 1986
  Season 1987
  Season 1988
  Season 1989
  Season 1990
  Season 1991
  Season 1992
  Season 1993
  Season 1994
  Season 1995
  Season 1996
  Season 1997
  Season 1998
  Season 1999
  Season 2000
  Season 2001
  Season 2002
  Season 2003
  Season 2004
  Season 2005
  Season 2006
    WRC Calendar
    Rule changes
    Championship standings
    Result compilation
    Season statistics
      Points finishes
      Stage wins
      Rally leaders
      Event statistics
      Stage statistics
      Entry statistics
  Season 2007
  Season 2008
  Season 2009
  Season 2010
  Season 2011
  Season 2012
  Season 2013
  Season 2014
  Season 2015
  Season 2016
  Season 2017
  Season 2018
  Season 2019
  Season 2020
  Season 2021
  Season 2022
  Season 2023
  Season 2024
  Home > Seasons > Season 2006 > Season statistics
Winners statistics was quite straightforward affair. BF Goodrich had a clean sweep, being winning tyre marque in all 16 events. Ford scored in one half and Kronos Citroen in the other half. Loeb scored all of Citroen's wins while Gronholm left one for Hirvonen at Ford camp.
Podium finishers statistics suffer from similar scarcity in variety. Loeb and Gronholm are tied at the top of the table and Hirvonen between them and the rest. Interestingly, Solberg managed only to equal the top privateer in number of podium finishes, Manfred Stohl.
Points finishes
Loeb's ability to clich the drivers' title even with forced leave of absence from four final events of the season is explained by his 100% points scoring consistency. Gronholm did manage more points finishes though. Noteworthy in the list are Stohl and Sordo, both being very consistently on points.
Stage wins and leaders
Loeb's absence from the four final events shows clearly in these categories. Without opposition, Gronholm took easy lead in these statistics. Before Loeb's accident, they had been almost equal in number of stage wins though Gronholm had led somewhat more often. Subaru's problems are also evident, sporadic bursts of speed won them some stages but being rally leader was a rare incident indeed.
Fastest and slowest events were again the same than in previous years, Finland and Cyprus respectively. Routes changed only little and hence stage mileage varied as little. Number of crews admitted to start increased markedly, in Great Britain and Finland numbers even exceeded the nominal cap of 90 set by FIA. Number of retirements shrunk drastically, in 2005 the lowest retirement ratio was 25% at Cyprus, in 2006 only three rallies exceeded that!
Manfred Stohl
(Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window)
Manfred Stohl featured strongly in all of season's statistics except wins and DNF's. His season paid OMV's investment off handsomely. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window