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Rally Finland: SS18 - Loeb top in Surkee 2.

SS18 - Surkee 2 (14.80km): Loeb fastest through SS18; Hirvonen second; Atkinson third; Latvala fourth; Henning Solberg fifth - but picked up a 10 sec penalty after jumping the start due to a handbrake problem; Petter Solberg sixth; Loeb leads the overall rally by 14.8 seconds.


Stage times and overall standings after SS18.

Top ten stage times for SS18:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 7mins 55.9secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 01.9secs M
3. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 06.8secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 07.8secs M
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 08.6secs MT
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 11.5secs M
7. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 11.9secs M
8. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 12.4secs A8
9. Matti Rantanen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 17.8secs A8
10. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 22.1secs A8


Overall times after SS18:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hours 03mins 38.8secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 14.8secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +02mins 22.8secs M
4. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 39.8secs MT
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 42.7secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +03mins 18.9secs M
7. Matti Rantanen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +04mins 48.4secs A8
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +06mins 04.1secs M
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +06mins 21.9secs A8
10. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +07mins 40.2secs A8
11. Luis-Perez Companc Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +07mins 47.0secs MT
12. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +08mins 42.7secs MT
13. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +09mins 52.2secs M
14. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +10mins 08.8secs P
15. Patrik Flodin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +11mins 12.4secs P
16. Jussi Välimäki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +12mins 25.7secs P
17. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +13mins 21.1secs A8
18. Simone Campedelli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +14mins 41.6secs P
19. Oscar Svedlund Subaru Impreza WRX Sti +15mins 01.2secs P
20. Teemu Arminen Subaru Impreza WRX +15mins 41.2secs P


Overall JWRC after SS18:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 2hours 20mins 37.0secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 01.3secs J
3. Patrik Sandell Renault Clio S1600 +00mins 23.8secs J


Overall PWRC after SS18:

1. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 2hours 13mins 47.6secs P
2. Patrik Flodin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +01mins 03.6secs P
3. Jussi Välimäki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +02mins 16.9secs 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

SS14. Kalle Pinomaki Suzuki Swift S1600 Mechanical J
SS16. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 Rolled. MT
SS16. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC Crashed. M
SS16. Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 Crashed. 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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