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The 2015 World Rally Championship season is the forty-third season of the World Rally Championship, an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile as the highest class of international rallying. Teams and drivers will contest thirteen rallies across four continents, competing for the FIA World Rally Championships for Drivers and Manufacturers. The WRC-2, WRC-3 and Junior WRC championships will all be run in support of the premier championship.

Sébastien Ogier will be the defending drivers' champion. His team, Volkswagen Motorsport, will be the defending manufacturers' champions.

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers are scheduled to compete in the World Rally Championship during the 2015 season:

World Rally Car entries eligible to score manufacturer points
Constructor Nat. Team Tyre No. Nat. Drivers Nat. Co-drivers Rounds
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo R WRC)
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport[1] M 1 France Sébastien Ogier[2] France Julien Ingrassia[3] 1–9
2 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala[2] Finland Miikka Anttila[3] 1–9
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport II[2] M 9 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen[2] Norway Ola Fløene[3] 2, 4–9
Citroën
(Citroën DS3 WRC)
France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team[3] M 3 United Kingdom Kris Meeke[4] Ireland Paul Nagle[4] 1–9
4 France Sébastien Loeb[5][6] Monaco Daniel Elena[6] 1
Norway Mads Østberg[7] Sweden Jonas Andersson[7] 2–9
Ford
(Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team[3] M 5 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans[8] United Kingdom Daniel Barritt[8] 1–9
6 Estonia Ott Tänak[8] Estonia Raigo Mõlder[8] 1–9
Czech Republic Jipocar Czech National Team[3] P 21 Czech Republic Martin Prokop[9] Czech Republic Jan Tománek[9] 1–9
Italy FWRT s.r.l.[3] P 37 Italy Lorenzo Bertelli[9] Italy Giovanni Bernacchini[9] 1–5
Italy Lorenzo Granai[10] 6–9
Hyundai
(Hyundai i20 WRC)
Germany Hyundai Motorsport[3] M 7 Belgium Thierry Neuville[11] Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul[3] 1–9
8 Spain Dani Sordo[12] Spain Marc Martí[3] 1, 3–9
New Zealand Hayden Paddon[13] New Zealand John Kennard[13] 2
Germany Hyundai Motorsport N[3] M 20 Netherlands Kevin Abbring[14][15] United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall[14] 2
New Zealand Hayden Paddon[16] New Zealand John Kennard[17] 3–9
Major entries ineligible to score manufacturer points
Constructor Nat. Team Tyre No. Nat. Drivers Nat. Co-drivers Rounds
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo R WRC)
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport II[3] M 9 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen[3] Norway Ola Fløene[3] 1, 3
Citroën
(Citroën DS3 WRC)
France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team[3] M 12 Norway Mads Østberg[3] Sweden Jonas Andersson[3] 1
United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Qassimi[18] United Kingdom Chris Patterson[18] 4–6, 8
France Stéphane Lefebvre[19] Belgium Stéphane Prevot[19] 9
Italy D-Max Racing[3] P 17 Ukraine Yuriy Protasov[3] Ukraine Pavlo Cherepin[3] 1
France Sébastien Chardonnet[3] M 18 France Sébastien Chardonnet[3] France Thibault De La Haye[3] 1
Ford
(Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
Norway Adapta Motorsport[20] M 14 Norway Henning Solberg[3] Austria Ilka Minor[3] 1–2
16 8
United Kingdom M-Sport World Rally Team[3] M 15 France Bryan Bouffier[21] France Xavier Panseri[3] 1
P 17 Ukraine Yuriy Protasov[22] Ukraine Pavlo Cherepin[22] 2
Russia Alexey Lukyanuk[23] Russia Alexey Arnautov[23] 8
Poland Robert Kubica[3] P 14 Poland Robert Kubica[24] Poland Maciek Szczepaniak[24] 5–9
16 1–2
24 3
Finland Juho Hänninen[23] M 15 Finland Juho Hänninen[23] Finland Tomi Tuominen[23] 8
Poland Synthos Cersanit Rally Team[22] P 18 Poland Michał Sołowow[22] Poland Maciek Baran[22] 2
France Jean-Michel Raoux[3] M 19 France Jean-Michel Raoux[3] France Thomas Escartefigue[3] 1
Mexico Benito Guerra, Jr.[20] P 23 Mexico Benito Guerra, Jr.[20] Spain Borja Rozada[20] 3
Slovakia Jaroslav Melichárek[19] TBA 22 Slovakia Jaroslav Melichárek[19] Slovakia Erik Meilchárek[19] 9
United Kingdom Graham Coffey[19] TBA 79 United Kingdom Graham Coffey[19] Germany Jenny Gäbler[19] 9
Hyundai
(Hyundai i20 WRC)
Germany Hyundai Motorsport N[10] M 10 Netherlands Kevin Abbring[10] United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall[10] 7, 9

Driver changesEdit

Drivers' standingsEdit

FIA World Rally Championship for DriversEdit

Points are awarded to the top ten classified finishers. There are also three bonus points awarded to the winner of the Power stage, two points for second place and one for third.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 France Sébastien Ogier 1 11 11 171 21 11 11 21 1 207
2 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala 23 Ret 15 Ret 12 62 5 12 21 114
3 Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 3 3 32 Ret 33 363 23 Ret 3 98
4 Norway Mads Østberg 4 103 2 23 7 5 9 3 7 90
5 Belgium Thierry Neuville 5 22 83 Ret 38 3 6 4 5 80
6 United Kingdom Elfyn Evans 7 6 4 3 69 4 50 12 6 61
7 United Kingdom Kris Meeke 101 7 16 1 4 24 7 173 122 56
8 Estonia Ott Tänak 18 4 22 10 5 14 32 5 8 54
9 Spain Dani Sordo 6 5 52 6 20 10 11 43 52
10 New Zealand Hayden Paddon 5 17 16 8 2 4 Ret 9 46
11 Czech Republic Martin Prokop 9 8 6 4 10 Ret 11 7 Ret 33
12 United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Qassimi 6 24 10 16 9
13 Finland Juho Hänninen 6 8
14 Ukraine Yuriy Protasov 16 9 13 13 7 13 15 8
15 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 7 11 12 Ret 17 6
16 Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari 11 7 16 11 6
17 Poland Robert Kubica Ret 20 18 9 30 8 Ret 35 6
18 France Sébastien Loeb 82 6
19 Finland Esapekka Lappi 12 17 12 8 42 4
20 Paraguay Diego Domínguez 8 4
21 Italy Paolo Andreucci 8 4
22 Peru Nicolás Fuchs 9 Ret 17 15 20 Ret 2
23 Sweden Pontus Tidemand 17 13 13 9 2
24 Paraguay Gustavo Saba 9 2
25 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 9 13 2
26 Finland Jari Ketomaa 13 10 12 Ret 17 1
27 Italy Lorenzo Bertelli 68 Ret Ret 19 Ret Ret 16 10 DNS 1
28 France Stéphane Lefebvre 12 Ret Ret Ret 15 26 Ret EX 10 1
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Notes:
1 2 3 – Indicate position on Power stage

  •  – Ott Tänak finished 11th in the Argentine
    rally, but was credited with one championship
    point because the driver who finished 10th
    was ineligible for championship points.

FIA World Rally Championship for Co-DriversEdit

Points are awarded to the top ten classified finishers. There are also three bonus points awarded to the winner of the Power stage, two points for second place and one for third.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos. Co-driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 France Julien Ingrassia 1 11 11 17 21 11 11 21 1 207
2 Finland Miikka Anttila 23 Ret 15 Ret 12 62 5 12 21 114
3 Norway Ola Fløene 3 3 32 Ret 33 363 23 Ret 3 98
4 Sweden Jonas Andersson 4 101 2 23 7 5 9 3 7 90
5 Belgium Nicolas Gilsoul 5 22 83 Ret 38 3 6 4 5 80
6 United Kingdom Daniel Barritt 7 6 4 3 69 4 50 12 6 61
7 Ireland Paul Nagle 101 7 16 1 4 24 7 173 122 56
8 Estonia Raigo Mõlder 18 4 22 11* 5 14 32 5 8 54
9 Spain Marc Martí 6 5 52 6 20 10 11 43 52
10 New Zealand John Kennard 5 17 16 8 2 4 Ret 9 46
11 Czech Republic Jan Tománek 9 8 6 4 10 Ret 11 7 Ret 33
12 United Kingdom Chris Patterson 6 24 10 16 9
13 Finland Tomi Suominen 6 8
14 Ukraine Pavlo Cherepin 16 9 13 13 7 13 15 8
15 United Kingdom Marshall Clarke 11 7 16 11 6
16 France Matthieu Baumel 7 11 12 Ret 17 6
17 Poland Maciek Szczepaniak Ret 19 18 9 30 8 Ret 35 6
18 Monaco Daniel Elena 82 6
19 Finland Janne Ferm 12 17 12 8 42 4
20 Argentina Edgardo Galindo 8 25 4
21 Italy Anna Andreussi 8 4
22 Sweden Emil Axelsson 17 13 13 9 2
23 Argentina Fernando Mussano 9 Ret 17 15 Ret 2
24 Argentina Diego Cagnotti 9 2
25 Czech Republic Pavel Dresler 9 13 2
26 Finland Kaj Lindström 13 10 12 Ret 17 1
27 Italy Lorenzo Granai Ret 16 10 DNS 1
28 Belgium Stéphane Prévot 12 Ret Ret Ret 15 26 Ret EX 10 1
Pos. Co-driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
ARG
Argentina
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Notes:
1 2 3 – Indicate position on Power stage

  •  – Raigo Mõlder finished 11th in the Argentine
    rally, but was credited with one championship
    point because the driver who finished 10th
    was ineligible for championship points.

ReferencesEdit

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