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Rally Japan: SS12.

SS12 - Nikara 1 (31.12km): Petter Solberg fastest through SS12; Sordo and Hirvonen joint second; Latvala fourth; Loeb fifth; Henning Solberg sixth; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 28.2 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS12:

1. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 18mins 37.0secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00min 01.8secs M
= Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00min 01.8secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 04.4secs M
5. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.7secs M
6. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 13.1secs MT
7. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 17.2secs M
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 19.4secs M
9. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 33.6secs M
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 47.5secs MT


Overall times after SS12:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 1hour 03mins 05.3secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 28.2secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 35.8secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 01.2secs M
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 15.0secs M
6. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 27.5secs M
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 55.6secs MT
8. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 56.3secs MT
9. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +02mins 08.7secs M
10. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +04mins 39.2secs N4
11. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 43.2secs MT
12. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 48.4secs P
13. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +04mins 59.9secs P
14. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +05mins 05.1secs P
15. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +05mins 12.3secs P
16. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +05mins 41.2secs P
17. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +05mins 45.6secs P
18. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +05mins 46.8secs P
19. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +05mins 52.5secs P
20. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 18.7secs P


Overall PWRC after SS12:

1. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1hour 07mins 53.7secs P
2. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 11.5secs P
3. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 16.7secs 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


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