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Rally New Zealand: SS4 – Loeb takes first stage.

SS4 Pirongia West 2 (24.22km):

Loeb claims his first stage on the second run through Pirongia; Hirvonen second; Latvala third; Sordo fourth; Duval fifth. Atkinson rolls Subaru and retires; Hirvonen continues to lead overall by 7.6secs; Baldacci continues to lead PWRC

Stage times and overall standings after SS43.

Top ten stage times for SS4:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 16mins 35.8secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.8secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00min 05.6secs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 09.4secs M
5. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 14.5secs MT
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 28.2secs M
7. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 33.8secs A8
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 34.0secs M
9. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 43.4secs M
10. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 44.3secs M


Overall times after SS4:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 1hr 03mins 12.9secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.6secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 09.1ecs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 18.6secs M
5. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 58.0secs MT
6. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +01mins 25.7secs A8
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 49.6secs M
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 53.3secs M
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 53.4secs M
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +02mins 52.4secs M
11. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 03.7secs M
12. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STi +03mins 17.2secs
13. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +03mins 25.1secs A8
14. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +03mins 49.0secs P
15. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +03mins 50.8secs P
16. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +03mins 55.4secs P
17. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 01.8secs P
18. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +04mins 18.8secs P
19. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 28.3secs P
20. Stewart Taylor Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 28.8secs P


Overall PWRC after SS4:

1. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1hr 07mins 01.9secs P
2. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +00mins 01.8secs P
3. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 06.4secs P


Notable retirements

Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 M


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

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


all times unofficial


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