SS18 - Kina 2 (9.55km): Hirvonen fastest through SS18; Sordo second; Latvala third; Loeb fourth; Andersson fifth; Wilson sixth; Petter Solberg went into a ditch and lost over 90 seconds - retired from leg after test; Atkinson spun; Henning Solberg retired after SS17 - suspension damage; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 21 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS18:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 5mins 54.3secs M
2. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.8secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.1secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.3secs M
5. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 07.7secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 13.3secs MT
7. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 13.6secs M
8. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 23.0secs A8
9. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 31.8secs M
10. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 39.2secs N4

Overall times after SS18:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 2hours 18mins 34.7secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 21.0secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 56.8secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 29.0secs M
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +03mins 11.2secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 34.8secs MT
7. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +04mins 46.6secs M
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 15.4secs M
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +10mins 03.6secs MT
10. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 28.8secs P
11. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +12mins 46.3secs P
12. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +12mins 48.8secs P
13. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +13mins 17.9secs P
14. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +14mins 24.4secs P
15. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +15mins 04.5secs P
16. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +15mins 21.9secs P
17. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +15mins 57.0secs M
18. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +16mins 22.8secs N4
19. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +17mins 44.6secs P
20. Evgeniy Vertunov Subaru Impreza WRX STi +22mins 08.7secs P

Overall PWRC after SS18:

1. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2hours 31mins 03.5secs P
2. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 17.5secs P
3. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 20.0secs 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
SS17. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 Suspension. MT
SS18/SS19. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 Went off the road. M

* 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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