SS25 - Sapporo 5 (1.49km): Aji Kim fastest through the short Sapporo Dome SSS; Atkinson second; Kazuhiro Kitamura third; Gardemeister fourth; Taguchi and Brynildsen joint fifth; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 4.9 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS25:

1. Aji Kim Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 1min 45.7secs N4
2. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 00.1secs M
3. Kazuhiro Kitamura Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 00.8secs N4
4. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 01.0secs M
5. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 01.2secs P
= Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +00mins 01.2secs P
6. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.4secs M
7. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 01.6secs P
8. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.9secs M
= Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 01.9secs MT
= Hisatoshi Yoshitani Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII +00mins 01.9secs N4

Overall times after SS25:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 2hours 53mins 34.6secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 04.9secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +01mins 47.2secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +03mins 16.5secs M
5. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 17.5secs M
6. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 23.2secs M
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +05mins 28.5secs MT
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +13mins 14.2secs MT
9. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +13mins 52.3secs M
10. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +15mins 26.8secs P
11. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +16mins 21.2secs P
12. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +16mins 29.0secs P
13. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +17mins 06.9secs M
14. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +18mins 14.3secs P
15. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +19mins 03.2secs P
16. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +20mins 17.6secs P
17. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +27mins 01.1secs P
18. Eiichi Iwashita Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +27mins 09.0secs N4
19. Evgeniy Vertunov Subaru Impreza WRX STi +28mins 46.0secs P
20. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +29mins 02.5secs P

Overall PWRC after SS25:

1. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3hours 09mins 01.4secs P
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 54.4secs P
3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +01mins 02.2secs 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