SS2 Waitomo 1 Part 1 (25.85km):

Hirvonen goes fastest through SS2 to take the lead overall; Sordo second just 0.01secs behind; Loeb third, Latvala fourth, Atkinson fifth; Duval sixth. Henning Solberg loses two and a half minutes. Baldacci takes lead of PWRC.

Stage times and overall standings after SS2.

Top ten stage times for SS2:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 15mins 12.5secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.1secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 1.4secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 06.2secs M
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 6.4secs M
6. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 15.5secs MT
7. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 21.7secs A8
8. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 21.8secs M
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 28.9secs M
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 36.5secs M

Overall times after SS2:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 32mins 21.8secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 05.0secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 05.3secs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.5secs M
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 23.5secs M
6. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 37.8secs MT
7. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 46.8secs A8
8. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 59.8secs M
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 06.7secs M
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 10.0secs M
11. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 41.2secs M
12. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 54.1secs P
13. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 56.9secs M
14. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STi +02mins 00.1secs
15. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +02mins 00.4secs A8
16. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +02mins 04.3secs P
17. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 16.1secs P
18. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 16.3secs P
19. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +02mins 18.6secs P
20. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +02mins 31.4secs P

Overall PWRC after SS2:

1. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 34mins 15.9secs P
2. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +00mins 11.2secs P
3. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 22.0secs P

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

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
PWRC - denotes Production WRC entry.