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WRC ReportEdit

The Rallye de France of 2007 was a rally that Marcus Gronholm needed to win to have any chance of winning the 2007 Drivers Championship and led after the first 4 stages.

However, Sebastien Loeb steered his Citroen to victory thanks to a chain of 6 fastest stage times. The only person who could really match the Flying Frenchman was his team-mate Dani Sordo. He took 4 fastest stage times, securing his 3rd place. However, Loeb was unstoppable and Gronholm couldn't match his pace. Loeb finished the rally on top, coming home first by 23.7 seconds. Behind Sordo, Jari-Matti Latvala took 4th in front of the Subaru pairing of Petter Solberg and Chris Atkinson. Jan Kopecky and Xavier Pons took the final points.

Loeb's victory meant that he had cut Gronholm's championship lead to just 4 points with 3 events remaining.

Results- Rallye de France 2007Edit

Pos. Driver Name Car Rally Time Diff.
1 Sebastien Loeb Citroen C4 WRC 3:28:31.5
2 Marcus Gronholm Ford Focus WRC 3:28:55.2 23.7
3 Dani Sordo Citroen C4 WRC 3:29:15.8 44.3
4 Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Focus WRC 3:31:02.0 2.30.5
5 Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 3:31:13.6 2.42.1
6 Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC 3:32:25.3 3.53.8
7 Jan Kopecky Skoda Fabia WRC 3:36:34.4 8.02.9
8 Xavier Pons Subaru Impreza WRC 3:38:05.7 9.34.2

JWRC ReportEdit

The Rallye de France was the final round of the 2007 Junior World Rally Championship. The win went to Czech driver Martin Prokop in his S1600 Citroen C2, ahead of Jozef Beres' Renault Clio and Yoann Bonato's R2 model of the C2. It meant that the fourth placed driver, Per-Gunnar Andersson, won the Championship by 5 points ahead of Estonian Urmo Aava, who chose to leave out this event, with rally winner Prokop finishing 3rd.

Results- Rallye de France 2007- JWRC CategoryEdit

Pos. Driver Name Car Rally Time Diff.
1 Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 3:52:31.0
2 Jozef Beres Renault Clio S1600 3:52:43.5 12.5
3 Yoann Bonato Citroen C2 R2 3:53:45.2 1.14.2
4 Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Swift S1600 3:54:49.0 2.18.0
5 Arnaud Augoyard Renault Clio R3 3:57:39.2 5.08.2
6 Andrea Cortinovis Renault Clio S1600 3:58:44.0 6.13.0
7 Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 3:58.44.1 6.13.1
8 Conrad Rautenbach Citroen C2 S1600 3:59.01.1 6.30.1

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