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Winningest
In terms of wins, Ogier started and ended the season well but in overall terms, his six wins were "only" six wins, the least number of his wins during four years at Volkswagen. Also remarkable from statistical point of view is the fact that during the season six different drivers won events which is more than in previous years. In fact, it's as far back as 2003 when there were as many different winners.

Curiously enough, Ogier managed to improve his podium finish ration from 2015. So even if he didn't win as much, he was more often on podium. In Hyundai camp, Neuville's surging fortunes were reflected in his ability to score second highest number of podium finishes. This allowed him to take the second position in the championship as well.
Points and retirements
Two most consistent points scorers were Ogier and Ostberg. While Ogier scored often and well, Ostberg scored often but racked up only low scores. Neither was able to hit the elusive 100% scoring record.

Retirement scores weres again extremely low thanks to reliable cars and Rally 2 regulations.
Stage wins
The more interesting statistics can be found at stage wins. As Ogier won considerably fewer rallies, so did he win much fewer stages as well despite still being the number one scorer. Surprisingly, Latvala scored stage wins second most often - this despite his awful season in almost every other respect. Neuville and Tanak, both surprises, shared joint third place while Meeke and Mikkelsen share the next highest number.

Even more dramatic fall is in number of stages where Ogier held lead. This is of course partly due to lower number of wins but it also seems that he was able to snatch the lead later, if at all. Largest gain was made by Meeke who, despite contesting only half as many events as he did in 2015, was rally leader in twice as many stages. What his score will be in 2017 remains to be seen but it certainly looks promising.
Events and entries
Finland, Poland and Sweden were the fastest rallies once more. Both Mexico and Corsica upped their stage distance, Mexico by running a monstrous 80 km long stage and Corsica with very new and longer route. No rally broke 400 km mark but Australia had fewer than 300 kilometers of stages.

Number of entrants has slowly recovered from years of financial crisis but again this year the numbers fell significantly. Monte Carlo had most numerous entry list with Deutschland close second.

Mexico hosted the longest stage of the year, the fore mentioned 80 km monster. Corsica's new route also had two long stages and all in all, there were six stages in excess of 50 kilometers. Finland stamped it's reputation for speed as all but one of the fastest stages were held there.

Ford was the most numerous make and France the most common nationality, as before. Skoda improved their popularity as a make, largely thanks to popularity of their R5 Fabia.
Sebastien Ogier
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Ogier's scores were the best of the lot but not quite as good as before. Great Britain was his last win so far and VW's sudden withdrawal at the end of the season makes interesting next season for statistics too. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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