SS17 - Santa Marina 2 (26.51km): Hirvonen fastest through SS17; Loeb second; Petter Solberg third - despite engine problems; Sordo fourth; Latvala fifth; Atkinson sixth; Aava stopped 8 kilometres from end - mechanical issues; Prokop heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 25.2 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS17.

Top ten stage times for SS17:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 15mins 53.9secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.8secs M
3. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 03.1secs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.3secs M
5. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 05.6secs MT
6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 08.4secs M
7. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 20.2secs M
= Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 20.2secs A8
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 21.5secs M
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 29.7secs M

Overall times after SS17:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 3hours 18mins 35.5secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 25.2secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +01mins 04.5secs M
4. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +01mins 12.7secs M
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +03mins 28.1secs M
6. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 03.5secs MT
7. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +04mins 06.4secs M
8. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +05mins 14.9secs A8
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +07mins 37.5secs M
10. Brice Tirabassi Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +08mins 58.5secs A8
11. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +10mins 05.2secs MT
12. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +09mins 39.6secs MT
13. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +11mins 20.3secs M
14. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru WRC S12b +11mins 51.3secs A8
15. Eamonn Boland Subaru Impreza WRC S12b +18mins 38.1secs A8
16. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +19mins 45.2secs J
17. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio R3 +20mins 13.9secs J
18. Gareth Jones Subaru Impreza WRC S12B +20mins 24.9secs A8
19. Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 +20mins 48.3secs J
20. Jasper van den Heuvel Mitsubishi Evo 9 +20mins 50.0secs N4

Overall JWRC after SS17:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 3hours 37mins 50.7secs J
2. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio R3 +00mins 28.7secs J
3. Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 +01mins 03.1secs 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

SS7. Peter Jr van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 06 Accident. A8
SS12/13. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 Radiator. J

SS13. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC Stopped in stage. A8

* 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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