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Rally Finland: SS15 - Mikko cuts gap.

SS15 - Leustu (21.43km): Hirvonen fastest through a dry SS15; Loeb second; Latvala third; Sordo fourth; Petter Solberg fifth; Atkinson sixth; Andersson had some mechanical problems; Loeb leads the overall rally by 11.1 seconds.


Stage times and overall standings after SS15.

Top ten stage times for SS15:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 10mins 12.4secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.6secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 10.0secs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 13.7secs M
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 14.2secs M
6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 14.3secs M
7. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 15.9secs MT
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 17.5secs MT
9. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 22.3secs A8
10. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 24.4secs A8
= Matti Rantanen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 24.4secs A8


Overall times after SS15:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1hour 37mins 46.3secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 11.1secs M
3. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 42.5secs MT
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +01mins 49.9secs M
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 52.5secs MT
6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 19.3secs M
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 30.7secs M
8. Matti Rantanen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +03mins 48.7secs A8
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +03mins 50.8secs M
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +04mins 51.7secs M
11. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +05mins 03.1secs A8
12. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +06mins 13.2secs A8
13. Luis-Perez Companc Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +06mins 18.8secs MT
14. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +06mins 46.9secs MT
15. Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +07mins 48.2secs P
16. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +07mins 56.9secs M
17. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +08mins 06.3secs P
18. Patrik Flodin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +08mins 48.0secs P



Overall JWRC after SS15:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 1hour 51mins 44.0secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 01.5secs J
3. Patrik Sandell Renault Clio S1600 +00mins 18.6secs J


Overall PWRC after SS15:

1. Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 1hour 45mins 34.5secs P
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 18.1secs P
3. Patrik Flodin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 59.8secs 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
SS7. Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 Accident. N4
SS8. Subhan Aksa Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Accident P
SS9. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC Went off the road. A8#
SS10. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 Went off the road. A8#
SS10. Naren Kumar Subaru Impreza WRX Sti Mechanical P
SS12. Evgeniy Vertunov Subaru Impreza WRX STi Mechanical P


* 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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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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