SS5 Waitomo 2 Part 1 (25.85km):

Loeb takes his second straight fastest stage time; Hirvonen second; Sordo third; Latvala fourth; Duval fifth; Wilson drops out of top twenty after developing transmission problems; Baldacci extends PWRC lead.

Stage times and overall standings after SS5.

Top ten stage times for SS5:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 14mins 06.9secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 12.2secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 12.2secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00min 13.1secs M
5. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 18.0secs MT
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 23.6secs M
7. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 29.3secs A8
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 39.8secs M
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 42.6secs M
10. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 47.7secs A8

Overall times after SS5:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 1hr 17mins 59.4secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.7secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 15.3ecs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 23.9secs M
5. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 09.1secs MT
6. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +01mins 48.1secs A8
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 05.7secs M
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +02mins 29.1secs M
9. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +03mins 25.3secs M
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 04.7secs M
11. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +04mins 09.7secs A8
12. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STi +04mins 23.7secs
13. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 51.8secs P
14. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +05mins 05.6secs P
15. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +05mins 06.4secs P
16. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +05mins 11.6secs P
17. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +05mins 52.6secs P
18. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +05mins 54.8secs P
19. Stewart Taylor Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 04.0secs P
20. Martin Rauam Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 12.7secs P

Overall PWRC after SS5:

1. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1hr 22mins 51.2secs P
2. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +00mins 13.8secs P
3. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 14.6secs 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