SS8 - Les Garrigues 1 (8.60km): Loeb fastest through SS8; Sordo second; Duval third; Hirvonen fourth; Aava fifth; Atkinson sixth; Ogier heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 20.8 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS8.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 5mins 02.7secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.6secs M
3. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 03.5secs M
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 05.1secs M
5. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 06.1secs A8
6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 06.4secs M
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 07.2secs M
8. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 07.6secs A8
9. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 09.6secs MT
10. Brice Tirabassi Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 14.6secs A8

Overall times after SS8:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1hour 36mins 45.1secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 20.8secs M
3. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 46.2secs M
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 55.7secs M
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 19.5secs M
6. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +02mins 32.3secs A8
7. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 41.2secs M
8. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 44.5secs MT
9. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 07.2secs A8
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 47.8secs MT
11. Brice Tirabassi Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +05mins 08.7secs A8
12. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +05mins 09.7secs A8
13. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +05mins 58.6secs MT
14. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +06mins 09.7secs MT
15. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +07mins 00.3secs M
16. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru WRC S12b +07mins 13.4secs A8
17. Peter van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +07mins 28.1secs A8
18. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 +08mins 23.3secs J
19. Eamonn Boland Subaru Impreza WRC S12b +09mins 10.2secs A8
20. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +09mins 33.4secs J

Overall JWRC after SS8:

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 1hour 45mins 08.4secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +01mins 10.1secs J
3. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio R3 +01mins 54.3secs J

Notable retirements:

DNS. Francesco Fanari Citroen C2-R2 Did not start - ill. J
SS2. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC Went off the road. M*
SS3. Peter Jr van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 06 Went off the road. A8*
SS6/7. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 Retired from day 1 after SS6. A8*
SS6/7. Sergio Perez Citroen C2 S1600 Mechanical. J

* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally format.

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.

all times unofficial

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