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Rallye Deutschland: SS5 - Loeb edges out Mikko.

SS5 - Grafschaft Veldenz 2 (23.04 km): Loeb just beats Hirvonen to take the SS5 win - 0.1 seconds quicker; Sordo third; Duval fourth; Latvala fifth; Atkinson sixth; Galli crashed out - stage stopped*; Prokop heads the J-WRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 18.8secs.

* Only 14 drivers' completed the test at speed after it was stopped following Gigi Galli's crash. The rest were given notional times.


Stage times and overall standings after SS5.

Top ten stage times for SS5:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 13mins 12.3secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 00.1secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 06.8secs M
4. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 07.5secs MT
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 08.6secs M
6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 18.1secs M
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 18.6secs M
8. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 19.3secs A8
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 20.6ecs M
10. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 21.3secs A8


Overall times after SS5:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 54mins 56.3secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 18.8secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 24.5secs M
4. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 37.6secs MT
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 54.6secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 02.8secs M
7. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 03.8secs M
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 35.1secs A8
9. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +01mins 38.3secs A8
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +02mins 11.3secs M
11. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +02mins 11.8ecs M
12. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +02mins 22.7secs A8
13. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 31.7secs A8
14. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +03mins 05.9secs A8
15. Peter van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +03mins 12.5secs A8
16. Erik Wevers Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +03mins 29.3secs A8
17. Peter van Merksteijn Jr Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +03mins 36.2secs A8
18. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +03mins 36.3secs A8
19. Gareth Jones Subaru Impreza WRC 07 +04mins 31.4secs A8
20. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +04mins 36.9secs J


Overall JWRC after SS5:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 59mins 32.3secs J
2. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 07.6secs J
3. Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 44.6secs J


Notable retirements:

DNS. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC 07 Did not start. A8
SS5. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 Went off the road. MT


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

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


all times unofficial


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