SS10 - Sapporo 2 (1.49km): Hirvonen fastest through SS10; Atkinson second; Latvala third; Gardemeister fourth; Loeb fifth; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 26.2 seconds at the end of day 1.

Top ten stage times for SS10:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 1min 41.6secs M
2. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 01.3secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 02.1secs M
4. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 02.9secs M
5. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 03.2secs M
6. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 04.2secs MT
= Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 04.2secs M
= Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 04.2secs MT
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 04.3secs M
= Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 04.3secs P

Overall times after SS10:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 42mins 40.8secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 26.2secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 30.6secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 00.3secs M
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 02.0secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 11.2secs MT
7. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 11.6secs M
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 36.8secs M
9. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 46.6secs MT
10. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +03mins 01.4secs N4
11. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +03mins 08.8secs P
12. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +03mins 14.1secs P
13. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +03mins 25.3secs P
14. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +03mins 31.9secs P
15. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 33.3secs MT
16. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +03mins 34.3secs P
17. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +03mins 36.5secs P
18. Kazuhiro Kitamura Subaru Impreza WRX STi +03mins 44.5secs N4
19. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +03mins 45.9secs P
20. Naren Kumar Subaru Impreza WRX STi +03mins 54.6secs P

Overall PWRC after SS10:

1. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 45mins 49.6secs P
2. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 05.3secs P
3. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 16.5secs P

Notable retirements:

SS1. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC Went off the road. A8
SS2. Hiroshi Yanagisawa Subaru Impreza WRX STi Mechanical. P
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