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Rally Australia: SS34 - Latvala, Ogier tie

6 September 2009

SS34 - Upper Clarence 2 (6.94km): Latvala and Ogier joint quickest in SS34; Loeb third – 0.3 seconds back; Sordo next up followed by Hirvonen; Henning Solberg completes top six; Prokop heads the P-WRC category; Loeb stretches his overall lead from 16.8 seconds to 18.4.


Top ten stage times for SS34:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 3mins 12.2secs M
2. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 00.0secs MT
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.3secs M
4. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.7secs M
5. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 01.9secs M
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 02.6secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 06.9secs MT
8. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 07.5secs MT
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 09.6secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 10.1secs A8


Overall times after SS34 / Top 15:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hrs 42mins 33.7secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 18.4secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 20.5secs M
4. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 27.8secs MT
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +01mins 59.8secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +05mins 06.6secs MT
7. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +07mins 11.1secs MT
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +07mins 13.4secs MT
9. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +14mins 47.6secs N4
10. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +14mins 54.8secs P
11. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI +15mins 33.7secs P
12. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +16mins 22.0secs P
13. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI +17mins 40.2secs P
14. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +18mins 35.3secs P
15. Stewart Taylor Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +20mins 12.6secs P


Overall PWRC after SS34 / Top 3:

1. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2hrs 57mins 28.5secs P
2. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI +00mins 38.9secs P
3. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +01mins 27.2secs P


Notable retirements:

SS5. Mark Tapper Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Rolled. P
SS7. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC Steering. A8*
SS7. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Engine. P
SS15. Chaodong Liu Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Roll-cage damage. P

SS19. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Went off road. MT*
SS20. Bernardo Sousa FIAT Abarth Grande Punto S2000 Crashed. P

SS29. Neal Bates Toyota Corolla S2000 OTL. P


* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally format.


M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production WRC entry.

all times unofficial


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