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Rally Japan: SS16.

SS16 - Nikara 2 (31.12km): Latvala fastest through a very rough and rutted SS16; Hirvonen second; Loeb third; Petter Solberg fourth; Atkinson fifth; Sordo sixth; Andersson had to stop and change a wheel; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 16.7 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS16:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 18mins 22.8secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.2secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.3secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 02.0secs M
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 04.9secs M
6. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 18.5secs M
7. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 19.7secs MT
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 48.5secs M
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 48.9secs MT
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 08.2secs MT


Overall times after SS16:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 1hour 51mins 17.7secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 16.7secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 33.0secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 11.5secs M
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 36.7secs M
6. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 37.8secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 29.2secs MT
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +03mins 42.3secs M
9. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +04mins 45.6secs M
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +07mins 31.0secs MT
11. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +08mins 52.2secs P
12. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +09mins 45.5secs P
13. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +09mins 52.6secs P
14. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +09mins 56.5secs P
15. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +10mins 52.1secs P
16. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +11mins 20.4secs P
17. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +11mins 22.0secs P
18. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +13mins 12.7secs N4
19. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +13mins 36.5secs P
20. Evgeniy Vertunov Subaru Impreza WRX STi +15mins 26.6secs P


Overall PWRC after SS16:

1. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2hours 00mins 09.9secs P
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 53.3secs P
3. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 00.4secs P


Notable retirements:

SS1. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC Went off the road. A8*
SS2. Hiroshi Yanagisawa Subaru Impreza WRX STi Engine. P
SS6. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC Turbo. M*
SS6. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 Crashed. MT

SS13. Martin Rauam Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Went off the road. P
SS13. Naren Kumar Subaru Impreza WRX STi Turbo. P
SS16. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Transmission. P
SS16. Subhan Aksa Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Damper P


* 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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