SS9 - Ibarrilla 1 (29.90 km): Loeb fastest through SS9; Hirvonen second; Atkinson third; Sordo fourth; Petter Solberg fifth; Latvala sixth - complained that it was very slippery running first on the road; Villagra had power-steering problems; Henning Solberg had brake issues; Sordo, Rautenbach and Prokop re-started under the SupeRally; Galli, Gardemeister and Andersson were unable to rejoin the fold; Ogier heads the JWRC category; Latvala leads the overall event by just 0.1 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS9.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

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1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 18mins 35.7secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 03.7secs M
3. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2007 +00mins 06.7secs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 08.3secs M
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2007 +00mins 09.0secs M
6. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 09.5secs M
7. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 24.2secs M
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 41.0secs M
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 05.9secs M
10. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen C4 WRC +01mins 19.5secs A8

Overall times after SS9:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Focus RS WRC 07 1hour 42mins 23.8secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.1secs M
3. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2007 +00mins 19.6secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2007 +01mins 02.4secs M
5. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +01mins 04.8secs M
6. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 58.3secs M
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 24.4secs M
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +06mins 26.4secs M
9. Ricardo Trivino Peugeot 206 WRC +10mins 33.2secs A8
10. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 +11mins 38.9secs J
11. Jaan Molder Suzuki Swift S1600 +12mins 48.3secs J
12. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +13mins 08.0secs J
13. Patrik Sandell Renault Clio S1600 +14mins 45.6secs J
14. Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 +15mins 05.2secs J
15. Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII +15mins 28.8secs N4
16. Shaun Gallagher Citroen C2 S1600 +18mins 33.3secs J
17. Jose Ignacio de Izaurieta Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +18mins 37.8secs N4
18. Rodrigo Salgado Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +19mins 28.8secs N4
19. Carlos Izquierdo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +25mins 11.5secs N4
20. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen C4 WRC +28mins 00.1secs A8

Overall JWRC after SS9:

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 1hour 53mins 52.7secs J
2. Jaan Molder Suzuki Swift S1600 +01mins 09.4ecs J
3. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +01mins 29.1secs J
4. Patrik Sandell Renault Clio S1600 +03mins 06.7secs J
5. Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 +03mins 26.3secs J

Notable retirements:

SS1. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC Suspension. M*
SS1. Jan Kopecky Fiat Grande Punto Abarath S2000 Engine. N4
SS3. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen C4 WRC Went off the road. A8*
SS3/4. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC Engine failure. M
SS4. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC Engine failure. M
SS4. Gigi Galli Stobart Ford Focus WRC 07 Suspension / Rollcage damage. M
SS4. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 Engine sensor. J*
SS5. Milos Komljenovic Renault Clio R3 Engine. J

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

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.

all times unofficial