SS8 - Freisen / Westrich 1 (16.16km): Loeb quickest through SS8; Sordo second; Duval third; Hirvonen fourth; Atkinson fifth; Petter Solberg sixth; Mikkelsen stalled twice; Ogier re-takes the lead in the J-WRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 29.4 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS8.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 9mins 26.9secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 03.5secs M
3. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 06.7secs MT
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 07.7secs M
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 16.7secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 17.5secs M
7. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 17.9secs M
8. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 24.0secs A8
9. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 25.5secs A8
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 26.0secs M

Overall times after SS8:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1hour 20mins 39.5secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 29.4secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 35.1secs M
4. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 49.5secs MT
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +01mins 25.0secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 35.8secs M
7. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 03.5secs M
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 30.5secs A8
9. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +02mins 47.4secs A8
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +03mins 05.5secs M
11. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +03mins 24.1ecs M
12. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +03mins 47.4secs A8
13. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 56.6secs A8
14. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +04mins 23.7secs A8
15. Peter van Merksteijn Jr Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +05mins 16.4secs A8
16. Peter van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +05mins 25.9secs A8
17. Erik Wevers Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +05mins 32.9secs A8
18. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +05mins 38.3secs A8
19. Kris Meeke Renault Clio S1600 +06mins 49.4secs A6
20. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 +07mins 13.4secs J

Overall JWRC after SS8:

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 1hour 27mins 52.4secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 06.0secs J
3. Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 +02mins 08.2secs 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