SS9 Possum (13.78km):

Loeb scores fourth stage win of rally; Hirvonen second; Latvala third; Henning fourth; Sordo fifth. Off for Aava sees him drop 50secs and lose sixth to Petter Solberg. Hirvonen leads by 17.2secs; Baldacci PWRC lead down to 7secs.

Stage times and overall standings after SS9.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 10mins 39.2secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 03.1secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 05.6secs M
4. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 06.4secs M
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 08.8secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins
12.3secs
M
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 14.7secs M
8. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 17.2secs M
9. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 18.1secs M
10. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 18.2secs M

Overall times after SS9:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 1hr 55mins 40.7secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 17.2secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 25.2secs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 28.9secs M
5. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 39.4secs M
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 32.5secs M
6. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +02mins 45.0secs A8
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +03mins 22.6secs M
9. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +04mins 13.7secs M
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +05mins 14.8secs M
11. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +05mins 25.6secs A8
12. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STi +05mins 52.2secs
13. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 46.9secs P
14. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 53.9secs P
15. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 58.9secs P
16. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +07mins 13.1secs P
17. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +07mins 50.1secs P
18. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +07mins 59.7secs P
19. Martin Rauam Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +08mins 10.8secs P
20. Patrick Sandell Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +08mins 21.3secs P

Overall PWRC after SS9:

1. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2hr 02mins 27.6secs P
2. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 07.0secs P
3. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 12.0secs 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

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