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Rally Australia: SS35 - Mikko takes final test

6 September 2009

SS35 - Repco 2 (22.41km): Hirvonen quickest in final stage to ensure he finishes ahead of Dani Sordo to take the runners-up spot; Sordo second in the test – 2.5 seconds slower; Loeb third followed by Latvala and Ogier; Henning Solberg completes top six; Prokop wins the P-WRC category; Loeb takes the overall victory by 12.5 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS35:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 10mins 14.4secs M
2. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.5secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 05.9secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 10.6secs M
5. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 13.9secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 22.8secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 38.1secs MT
8. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 41.7secs MT
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 46.7secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 54.0secs A8


Overall times after SS35 / Top 15:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hrs 52mins 42.0secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 12.5secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 17.1secs M
4. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 35.8secs MT
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +02mins 04.5secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +05mins 38.8secs MT
7. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +07mins 30.3secs MT
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +07mins 51.9secs MT
9. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +15mins 48.6secs N4
10. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +15mins 57.2secs P
11. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI +16mins 39.4secs P
12. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +17mins 32.5secs P
13. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +20mins 05.3secs P
14. Stewart Taylor Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +21mins 36.3secs P
15. Matthew Selley Subaru Impreza WRX STI +31mins 00.3secs N4


Overall PWRC after SS35 / Top 3:

1. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3hrs 08mins 51.2secs P
2. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI +00mins 42.2secs P
3. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +01mins 35.3secs 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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