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Rally Japan: SS4.

SS4 - Pipaoi 1 (5.74km): Loeb fastest through SS4; Latvala second; Hirvonen third; Duval fourth; Atkinson fifth; Petter Solberg sixth; Andersson reported a clutch problem; Brynildsen heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 6.9 seconds.

Note: Isepo (SS3/7) was cancelled due to snow.


Top ten stage times for SS4:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 3mins 17.3secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.3secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 02.3secs M
4. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 02.6secs MT
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 03.6secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 03.7secs M
7. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.0secs M
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 04.9secs M
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 05.8secs MT
10. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 07.6secs MT


Overall times after SS4:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 21mins 41.7secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 06.9secs M
3. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 10.6secs MT
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 13.1secs M
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 17.5secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 24.5secs MT
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 25.3secs M
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 27.2secs M
9. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 31.6secs M
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 47.7secs M
11. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 47.9secs MT
12. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +01mins 29.5secs N4
13. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 37.2secs P
14. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 42.6secs P
15. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +01mins 44.4secs P
16. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 57.7secs P
17. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +01mins 59.9secs P
18. Naren Kumar Subaru Impreza WRX STi +02mins 01.3secs P
19. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 02.2secs P
20. Haruo Oshima Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 03.7secs N4


Overall PWRC after SS4:

1. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 23mins 18.9secs P
2. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 05.4secs P
3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 07.2secs 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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