SS5 - Vellipohja 2 (17.16km): Loeb fastest through a muddy and slippery SS5; Hirvonen second; Sordo third; Galli fourth; Henning Solberg fifth; Mikkelsen sixth; Companc had a problem with his helmet and couldn't hear his co-driver; Loeb leads the overall rally by 6.6 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS5.

Top ten stage times for SS5:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 8mins 09.9secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 02.7secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 03.8secs M
4. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 06.0secs MT
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 08.7secs MT
6. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 09.1secs A8
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 10.2secs M
8. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 11.3secs A8
9. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 14.4secs M
10. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 17.3secs M

Overall times after SS5:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 30mins 30.5secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 06.6secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 22.4secs M
4. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 28.2secs A8
5. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 28.7secs MT
6. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 29.5secs A8
7. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 34.1secs MT
8. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 38.8secs M
9. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 39.3secs M
10. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC +01mins 00.9secs A8
11. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 02.9secs M
12. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 19.6secs M
13. Matti Rantanen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +01mins 20.8secs A8
14. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 32.0secs A8
15. Luis-Perez Companc Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 56.1secs MT
16. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +01mins 58.0secs A8
17. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 00.6secs MT
18. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +02mins 09.2secs M
19. Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +02mins 37.6secs P
20. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +02mins 42.4secs P

Overall JWRC after SS5:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 34mins 44.8secs J
2. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 03.0secs J
3. Patrik Sandell Renault Clio S1600 +00mins 13.4secs J

Overall PWRC after SS5:

1. Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 33mins 08.1secs P
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 04.8secs P
3. Patrik Flodin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 15.0secs P

Notable retirements:

SS3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 Went off the road M

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

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

all times unofficial

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