SS9 - Appricciani-Coggia 1 (14.37km): Loeb fastest through SS9; Duval second; Hirvonen third; Latvala fourth; Petter Solberg fifth; Mikkelsen sixth; Atkinson lost around a minute with a front puncture; Aava had brake issues; Rautenbach had a puncture - lost over 2 minutes; Prokop re-takes lead in the JWRC category; Loeb heads the overall event by 41.7 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 9mins 23.9secs M
2. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.8secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 03.2secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 05.3secs MT
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 08.6secs M
6. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 09.2secs A8
7. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 20.6secs A8
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 26.3secs M
9. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Subaru WRC +00mins 30.4secs A8
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 32.2secs MT

Overall times after SS9:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1hour 50mins 23.7secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 41.7secs M
3. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 44.3secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 40.8secs MT
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 43.4secs M
6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +03mins 06.6secs M
7. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +04mins 27.2secs A8
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +04mins 56.5secs M
9. Brice Tirabassi Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +05mins 20.1secs A8
10. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 29.2secs M
11. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +05mins 36.3secs MT
12. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Subaru WRC +05mins 37.1secs A8
13. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +07mins 34.0secs A8
14. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +08mins 04.4secs A8
15. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +08mins 19.4secs A8
16. Barry Clark Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +08mins 24.4secs A8
17. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +09mins 45.2secs A8
18. Gareth Jones Subaru Impreza WRC S12B +09mins 47.9secs A8
19. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +10mins 51.1secs J
20. Pierre Campana Renault Clio R3 MAXI +10mins 53.7secs J

Overall JWRC after SS9:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 2hours 01mins 14.8secs J
2. Pierre Campana Renault Clio R3 MAXI +00mins 02.6secs J
3. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio R3 +00mins 34.8secs 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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