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Rally New Zealand: SS7 – Hirvonen ends on top.

SS7 Mystery Creek (3.14km):

Hirvonen wins SS7 to extend lead; Sordo second fastest to move up to third overall; Loeb third; Latvala fourth; Andersson fifth. Hirvonen ends day one with a 27.8secs lead; Baldacci leads PWRC by 9.8secs from Prokop

Stage times and overall standings after SS7.

Top ten stage times for SS7:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 3mins 03.8secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.2secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.4secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00min 00.7ecs M
5. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 01.4secs M
6. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 02.1secs A8
7. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 22.6secs M
8. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 02.8secs M
8=. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 02.8secs M
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 03.4secs M


Overall times after SS7:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 1hr 34mins 44.3secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 27.8secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 30.0secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 30.1ecs M
5. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 27.9secs MT
6. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +02mins 01.3secs A8
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 25.8secs M
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +02mins 50.5secs M
9. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +03mins 48.4secs M
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 47.5secs M
11. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +04mins 48.9secs A8
12. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STi +05mins 09.4secs
13. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +05mins 42.9secs P
14. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +05mins 52.7secs P
15. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +05mins 54.7secs P
16. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +05mins 59.4secs P
17. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +06mins 53.4secs P
18. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 57.7secs P
19. Martin Rauam Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +07mins 06.6secs P
20. Patrick Sandell Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +07mins 15.0secs P


Overall PWRC after SS7:

1. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1hr 40mins 27.2secs P
2. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 09.8secs P
3. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +00mins 11.8secs P


Notable retirements

Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 M
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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Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen (FIN) Ford Focus RS WRC 07
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
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
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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