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Loeb
It is no wonder that most - if not all - of the 2009 records go to Sebastien Loeb once again. However, season was by far harder fought than anticipated, as proven by the statistics. Loeb won seven events out of 12 but Hirvonen outscored him in number of podiums (11 to 9) and equaled in number of points finishes.
The second best
Although Mikko was Loeb's closest challenger in championship terms, his advantage over team-mate Latvala is not so clear cut in stage wins or stages in lead. As Latvala was unable to keep his act together, championship points do not reflect this. Interestingly, Citroen Junior Team driver Sebastien Ogier - in his first full WRC season - scored impressive number of stage wins and stages in lead.
Most and least
Finland was again the fastest event of the season - by a clear margin - and Cyprus was the slowest, even though with the fastest average speed ever clocked in Cyprus. Similarly, Finland gathered the biggest entry and Cyprus had the least, only one third of that number. One must note that world's financial slump contributed to diminishing entry lists.
Fastest and most numerous
Australia's new roads were even faster than the old ones. Even though the average speed for entire rally was quite slow, six out of ten fastest stages during the year were in there. As a small consolation, Finns re-took the top slot as most numerous nationality in entry lists. Mitsubishi was the most numerous make in the entry lists for 14th year in a row.
Sebastien Loeb
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One of Sebastien Loeb's 2009 records was his 50th WRC win which he scored in Cyprus. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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