SS8 Port Waikato (17.22km):

Henning Solberg quickest for Munchi's; Loeb second; Latvala third; Sordo fourth; Latvala moves ahead of Sordo overall in third; Wilson fifth; Hirvonen only 10th best but leads by 20.3secs. Baldacci extends PWRC lead.

Stage times and overall standings after SS8.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 10mins 02.2secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.4secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00min 04.5secs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 05.1secs M
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 06.8secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 07.0secs M
7. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 07.8secs A8
8. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 09.3secs M
9. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 09.6secs M
10. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 11.9secs M

Overall times after SS8:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 1hr 44mins 58.4secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 20.3secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 22.7secs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 23.2secs M
5. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 25.3secs M
6. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +01mins 57.2secs A8
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 20.9secs M
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +03mins 07.5secs M
9. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +03mins 58.7secs M
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 57.2secs M
11. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +05mins 00.7secs A8
12. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STi +05mins 32.5secs
13. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 11.3secs P
14. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 25.5secs P
15. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +06mins 29.8secs P
16. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 33.7secs P
17. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +07mins 19.2secs P
18. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +07mins 27.1secs P
19. Martin Rauam Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +07mins 38.8secs P
20. Patrick Sandell Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +07mins 47.5secs P

Overall PWRC after SS8:

1. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1hr 51mins 09.7secs P
2. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 14.2secs P
3. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +00mins 18.5secs 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