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Rally New Zealand: SS8 – Henning hits back.

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


Related Pictures

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Henning Solberg (N) Cato Menkerud (N) 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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