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Rally Japan: SS24 - Latvala again.

SS24 - Imeru 3 (2.57km): Latvala fastest through a very slippery and water flooded SS24; Hirvonen second; Petter Solberg third; Atkinson fourth; Loeb fifth; Andersson sixth; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 6.2 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS24:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 1mins 57.3secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 00.2secs M
3. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 00.6secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 02.0secs M
5. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.6secs M
6. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 05.4secs M
7. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 06.6secs M
8. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.9secs M
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 09.2secs MT
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 13.2secs MT


Overall times after SS24:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 2hours 51mins 46.2secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 06.2secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +01mins 47.2secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +03mins 19.1secs M
5. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 19.2secs M
6. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 23.8secs M
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +05mins 26.5secs MT
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +13mins 15.0secs MT
9. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +13mins 21.6secs M
10. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +15mins 26.7secs P
11. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +16mins 21.3secs P
12. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +16mins 29.7secs P
13. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +17mins 07.7secs M
14. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +18mins 15.8secs P
15. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +19mins 03.8secs P
16. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +20mins 15.2secs P
17. Eiichi Iwashita Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +26mins 46.2secs N4
18. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +26mins 58.5secs P
19. Evgeniy Vertunov Subaru Impreza WRX STi +28mins 35.7secs P
20. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +29mins 04.0secs P


Overall PWRC after SS24:

1. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3hours 07mins 12.9secs P
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 54.6secs P
3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +01mins 03.0secs 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

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*

SS23. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 Suspension. MT*
SS23. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC Went off the road. A8*
SS23. Naren Kumar Subaru Impreza WRX STi Retired P
SS23. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi Retired N4

* 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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