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Rally Japan: SS5.

SS5 - Heper 2 (13.24km): Hirvonen fastest through SS5; Duval second; Loeb third; Latvala fourth; Atkinson fifth; Sordo sixth; Henning Solberg spun twice; Brynildsen heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 11.9 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS5:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 9mins 35.6secs M
2. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 01.3secs MT
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.3secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 08.6secs M
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 13.3secs M
6. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 16.0secs M
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 16.7secs M
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 17.8secs M
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 18.4secs MT
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 24.0secs M


Overall times after SS5:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 31mins 17.3secs M
2. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 11.9secs MT
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 15.5secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 20.4secs M
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 33.5secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 42.0secs M
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 42.9secs MT
8. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 44.9secs M
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 45.0secs M
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 11.7secs M
11. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 22.1secs MT
12. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +02mins 27.7secs N4
13. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 37.8secs P
14. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 38.2secs P
15. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +02mins 40.9secs P
16. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 57.7secs P
17. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +03mins 01.6secs P
18. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +03mins 02.7secs P
19. Naren Kumar Subaru Impreza WRX STi +03mins 05.7secs P
20. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 06.9secs MT


Overall PWRC after SS5:

1. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 33mins 55.1secs P
2. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 00.4secs P
3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 03.1secs 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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