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Rally Japan: SS6.

SS6 - Yuparo 2 (11.10km): Hirvonen fastest through SS6; Latvala second; Loeb third; Atkinson fourth; Petter Solberg fifth; Henning Solberg sixth; Duval crashed out; Sordo retired - turbo problem; Brynildsen heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 22.1 seconds.


Note: Stage was stopped after Francois Duval's crash. Only six competitors completed it at speed. The rest were given notional times.


Top ten stage times for SS6:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 8mins 02.5secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 06.6secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 06.9secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 11.2secs M
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 12.4secs M
6. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 16.7secs MT


Overall times after SS6:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 39mins 19.8secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 22.1secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 27.3secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 54.4secs M
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 56.1secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 59.6secs MT
7. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 01.7secs M
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 28.4secs M
9. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 38.8secs MT
10. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +02mins 44.4secs N4
11. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 54.5secs P
12. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 54.9secs P
13. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +02mins 57.6secs P
14. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +03mins 14.4secs P
15. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +03mins 18.3secs P
16. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +03mins 19.4secs P
17. Naren Kumar Subaru Impreza WRX STi +03mins 22.4secs P
18. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 23.6secs MT
19. Kazuhiro Kitamura Subaru Impreza WRX STi +03mins 29.3secs N4
20. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +03mins 33.0secs P


Overall PWRC after SS6:

1. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 42mins 14.3secs 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
SS6. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC Turbo. M
SS6. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 Crashed. MT


* 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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