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Rally New Zealand: SS5 – Loeb closing.

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


Related Pictures

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Sebastian Loeb (F) Daniel Elena (MC) Citroen C4 WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Miikka Antilla (FIN) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
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Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Miikka Antilla (FIN) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Eric Camilli (FRA) Benjamin Veillas (FRA) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Dani Sordo (ESP) Marc Marti (ESP) Hyundai i20 WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Michel Fabre (FRA) Maxine Vilmot (FRA) Citroen DS3 R3T
Eric Camilli (FRA) Benjamin Veillas (FRA) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC

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