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Rally Japan: SS2.

SS2 - Yuparo 1 (11.10km): Hirvonen fastest through a very slippery and muddy SS2; Loeb second; Duval third; Latvala fourth; Sordo fifth; Wilson sixth; Villagra had gearbox problems - lost over 60 seconds; Rautenbach retired from leg in SS1 - went off the road; Brynildsen heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 7.9 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS2:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 8mins 24.2secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.1secs M
3. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 03.3secs MT
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 04.1secs M
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.7secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 08.0secs MT
7. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 08.4secs M
8. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 10.0secs M
9. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 10.6secs M
10. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 16.1secs MT


Overall times after SS2:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 18mins 22.1secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 07.9secs M
3. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 10.3secs MT
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 15.4secs M
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 15.8secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 21.0secs MT
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 23.9secs M
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 24.6secs M
9. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 30.3secs M
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 40.9secs M
11. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 42.6secs MT
12. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +01mins 13.1secs N4
13. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 18.5secs P
14. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 20.4secs P
15. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +01mins 27.5secs P
16. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 34.5secs P
17. Naren Kumar Subaru Impreza WRX STi +01mins 35.7secs P
18. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +01mins 37.8secs P
19. Kazuhiro Kitamura Subaru Impreza WRX STi +01mins 38.7secs N4
20. Norihiko Katsuta Subaru Impreza WRX STi +01mins 39.6secs N4


Overall PWRC after SS2:

1. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 19mins 40.6secs P
2. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 01.9secs P
3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 09.0secs P


Notable retirements:

SS1. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC Went off the road. A8


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

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production Car WRC entry.


all times unofficial


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