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Rally Japan: SS26.

SS26 - Koyka 2 (3.57km): Hirvonen fastest through SS26; Petter Solberg second; Latvala third; Andersson fourth; Sordo fifth; Atkinson sixth; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 9.3 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS26:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 2mins 08.6secs M
2. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 00.9secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 04.4secs M
4. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 04.6secs M
5. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.8secs M
6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 05.9secs M
7. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 06.6secs M
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 10.5secs MT
9. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 11.1secs M
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 16.9secs MT


Overall times after SS26:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 2hours 55mins 43.2secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 09.3secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +01mins 58.3secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +03mins 22.4secs M
5. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 24.1secs M
6. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 27.8secs M
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +05mins 39.0secs MT
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +13mins 31.1secs MT
9. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +13mins 53.2secs M
10. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +15mins 46.3secs P
11. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +16mins 41.9secs P
12. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +16mins 48.4secs P
13. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +17mins 11.7secs M
14. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +18mins 39.3secs P
15. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +19mins 24.5secs P
16. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +20mins 47.2secs P
17. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +27mins 33.1secs P
18. Eiichi Iwashita Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +27mins 36.4secs N4
19. Evgeniy Vertunov Subaru Impreza WRX STi +29mins 12.6secs P
20. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +29mins 34.7secs P


Overall PWRC after SS26:

1. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3hours 11mins 29.5secs P
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 55.6secs P
3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +01mins 02.1secs 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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