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Rallye de France: SS4 - Loeb pushes on.

SS4 - Acqua Doria - Serra di Ferro 2 (15.92km): Loeb fastest through a gravel strewn SS4; Hirvonen second; Duval third; Atkinson fourth; Latvala fifth; Mikkelsen sixth; Ostberg hit a bank; Gardemeister reported oil leaking from his SX4 WRC; Prokop heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 20.5 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS4:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 9mins 32.2secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 06.1secs M
3. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 06.8secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 11.3secs M
5. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 12.8secs MT
6. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 16.6secs A8
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 17.2secs M
8. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 18.7secs A8
9. Brice Tirabassi Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 23.8secs A8
10. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 26.0secs A8


Overall times after SS4:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 44mins 12.9secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 20.5secs M
3. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 23.4secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 49.2secs MT
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 49.9secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 53.5secs M
7. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +02mins 06.1secs M
8. Brice Tirabassi Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 11.3secs A8
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +02mins 14.2secs M
10. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +02mins 17.3secs A8
11. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Subaru WRC +02mins 25.9secs A8
12. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 27.9secs A8
13. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 39.0secs MT
14. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 41.4secs A8
15. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +02mins 49.9secs A8
16. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +03mins 21.1secs A8
17. Barry Clark Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 55.5secs A8
18. Gareth Jones Subaru Impreza WRC S12B +04mins 11.1secs A8


Overall JWRC after SS4:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 48mins 42.9secs J
2. Pierre Campana Renault Clio R3 MAXI +00mins 06.4secs J
3. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio R3 +00mins 19.6secs J


Notable retirements:

SS1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 Accident. J
SS3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC Accident. M

* 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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Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Podium - Volkswagen
Podium - Volkswagen
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Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
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Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC

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