Sebastien Loeb extends his lead to 12 points in the battle for the 2008 drivers' following his victory on the Rally Catalunya today.

Mikko Hirvonen remains second, although he slips four points further behind, while Dani Sordo further consolidates third in the rankings.

In the Manufacturers' Championship, the Citroen Total WRT claims the maximum 18-points to strengthen its lead over BP Ford Abu Dhabi - the gap up from 20 points to 27 points.

Sebastien Ogier's failure to score meanwhile after crashing out and throwing away a comfortable lead means the fight for the J-WRC crown will go to the wire, with Aaron Burkart and Shaun Gallagher both now only 4 points behind. Only Burkart can deprive the Frenchman of the title though, as Gallagher has taken in all of his six nominated events.

World Rally Drivers' Championship (after 12 of 15 rounds):

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 96 points
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 84 points
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 59 points
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 42 points
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 37 points
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 36 points
7. Henning Solberg Stobart/Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 22 points
8. Gigi Galli Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Focus WRC 17 points
9. Francois Duval Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Focus WRC 16 points
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Focus WRC 12 points
11. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC 11 points
12. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 9 points
13. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC 6 points
14. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC 5 points
= Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 5 points
16. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC 4 points
17. Jean-Marie Cuoq Peugeot 307 WRC 2 points
18. Matti Rantanen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 2 points
= Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 1 point
= Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 1 point
= Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1 point

World Rally Manufacturers' Championship (after 12 of 15 rounds):

1. Citroen Total WRT 159 points
2. BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT 132 points
3. Subaru WRT 80 points
4. Stobart VK M-Sport Ford RT 55 points
5. Munchi's Ford WRT 22 points
6. Suzuki WRT 20 points

Junior Rally Championship (for drivers) (after 6 of 7 rounds):

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 34 points
2. Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 30 points
= Shaun Gallagher Citroen C2 S1600 30 points
4. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 22 points
= Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 22 points
= Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio R3 22 points
7. Patrik Sandell Renault Clio S1600 18 points
8. Jaan Molder Suzuki Swift S1600 11 points
9. Stefano Albertini Renault Clio 9 points
10. Gilles Schammel Renault Clio R3 8 points
= Simone Bertolotti Renault Clio Sport 8 points
12. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio R3 6 points
= Florian Niegel Suzuki Swift S1600 6 points
14. Andrea Cortinovis Renault Clio 4 points
15. Hans Weijs Jr Citroen C2-R2 Max 2 points
16. Francesco Fanari Citroen C2 R2 1 point
= Milos Komljenovic Renault Clio R3 1 point

Production Car World Rally Championship (for drivers) (after 6 of 8 rounds):

1. Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 30 points
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 26 points
3. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza N14 23 points
4. Patrik Sandell Peugeot 207 22 points
5. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 17 points
6. Martin Rauam Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 15 points
7. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 14 points
8. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 12 points
9. Bernardo Sousa Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 12 points
10. Sebastian Beltran Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 8 points
= Jussi V?lim?ki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 8 points
12. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 6 points
= Evgeniy Vertunov Subaru Impreza WRX STi 6 points
= Evgeny Aksakov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 6 points
15. Oscar Svedlund Subaru Impreza WRX Sti 5 points
16. Haydon Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 5 points
17. Uwe Nittel Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4 points
18. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza 3 points
= Amjad Farrah Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3 points
= Simone Campedelli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3 points
= Jussi Tiippana Subaru Impreza WRX Sti 3 points
23. Loris Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1 point
= Giorgio Bacco Subaru Impreza 1 point

Note: The Rally Catalunya did not count as part of the Production Car World Rally Championship.

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