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Rally New Zealand: SS15 – Hirvonen takes lead.

SS15 Whaanga Coast (29.72km):

Stage win number six for Solberg; Hirvonen second best to take lead of rally; Petter third; Sordo fourth; Loeb fifth; Wilson sixth; Hirvonen leads by 7.1secs with three stages remaining. Prokop continues to lead PWRC.

Stage times and overall standings after SS15.

Top ten stage times for SS15:

1. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 21mins 26.4secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 08.6secs M
3. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 10.2secs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 10.5secs M
5. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 11.7secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins
16.3secs
M *
7. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 18.9ecs M
8. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 20.7secs A8
9. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 21.9secs M
10. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 32.6secs M


Overall times after SS15:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 3hr 27mins 22.7secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00 07.1secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 08.9secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 17.6secs M
5. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 48.5secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 45.0secs M
7. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +03mins 09.3secs A8
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +04mins 52.8secs M
9. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +07mins 11.8secs M
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +07mins 30.2secs M
11. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +08mins 00.2secs A8
12. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +09mins 18.2secs M
13. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +11mins 18.7secs P
14. Patrick Sandell Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 21.0secs P
15. Martin Rauam Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 46.9secs P
16. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 55.8secs P
17. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +14mins 09.5secs P
18. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +14mins 15.9secs P
19. Emma Gilmour Subaru Impreza WRX STi +14mins 23.1secs
20. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +16mins
55.5secs
M *


Overall PWRC after SS15:

1. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3hr 39mins 41.4secs P
2. Patrick Sandell Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 02.3secs P
3. Martin Rauam Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 28.2secs 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
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Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Miikka Antilla (FIN) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
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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
Eric Camilli (FRA) Benjamin Veillas (FRA) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC

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