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Rally Finland: SS8 - Hirvonen fights back.

SS8 - Urria (12.65km): Hirvonen fastest through SS8; Loeb second; Henning Solberg third; Galli fourth; Aava fifth; Mikkelsen and Atkinson joint sixth; Sordo spun; Loeb leads the overall rally by 8.4 seconds.


Stage times and overall standings after SS8.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 6mins 00.5secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.7secs M
3. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 01.4secs MT
4. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 02.8secs MT
5. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 06.1secs A8
6. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 07.1secs A8
= Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 07.1secs M
8. Matti Rantanen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 09.1secs A8
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 09.4secs M
10. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 10.6secs M


Overall times after SS8:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 49mins 08.3secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 08.4secs M
3. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 38.6secs MT
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 42.1secs M
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 42.7secs MT
6. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 50.2secs A8
7. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 57.1secs A8
8. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 06.5secs M
9. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 17.9secs M
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 48.4secs M
11. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 52.4secs M
12. Matti Rantanen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +02mins 00.5secs A8
13. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 23.4secs A8
14. Luis-Perez Companc Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 57.1secs MT
15. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +03mins 03.9secs A8
16. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 15.3secs MT
17. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +03mins 36.2secs M
18. Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +04mins 11.2secs P
19. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +04mins 22.8secs P
20. Patrik Flodin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +04mins 39.9secs P


Overall JWRC after SS8:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 55mins 58.9secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 08.6secs J
3. Patrik Sandell Renault Clio S1600 +00mins 17.9secs J


Overall PWRC after SS8:

1. Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 53mins 19.5secs P
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 11.6secs P
3. Patrik Flodin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 28.7secs P


Notable retirements:

SS3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 Went off the road. M
SS6. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC Went off the road. A8


* 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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Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen(FIN), Ford Focus RS WRC07, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, Monza, [Credit: Hyundai Motorsport]
Podium 1st Australian - Molly Taylor (AUS) Bill Hayes (AUS) Subaru Impreza WRX Sti
Podium - Volkswagen
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Podium, 1st Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2nd Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 3rd Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 WRC
Podium, 1st Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2nd Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 3rd Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Podium - Volkswagen
Podium - Volkswagen
Podium 1st Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2nd Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 3rd Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC

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