2003 Canary Islands


ROC winnerSébastien Loeb
ROC finalistMarcus Grönholm
ROC semi-finalistsPanizzi and Duval
ROC Nations Cup winnersAll Stars (C da Matta/G Panizzi/F Nieto)
ROC Nations Cup finalists Spain (O Servia/F Alonso/E Alzamora)


Sébastien Loeb got his revenge from 2002 and beat Marcus Grönholm in the individual final of The Race Of Champions. The semi-finals were very close and exciting duels with Loeb eliminating François Duval while Marcus beat Gilles Panizzi in the third decisive heat.

This event marked the start of Loeb’s domination of the World Rally Championship, which he won the following year. That was the beginning of a run of success that stands at six in a row and counting.

In the ROC Nations Cup the All Star team beat home crowd favourites Spain in the 5th decisive heat when Cristiano da Matta reached the finish line ahead of Oriol Servia.