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Rally Japan: SS27.

SS27 - Iwanke 2 (13.57km): Hirvonen fastest through SS27; Andersson second; Petter Solberg third; Latvala fourth; Sordo fifth; Sordo sixth; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 23.4 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS27:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 8mins 39.9secs M
2. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 00.7secs M
3. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 02.6secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 14.1secs M
5. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 15.3secs M
6. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 15.5secs M
7. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 24.3secs M
8. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 30.0secs M
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 36.1secs MT
10. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 45.0secs P


Overall times after SS27:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 3hours 04mins 23.1secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 23.4secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +02mins 13.8secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +03mins 52.4secs M
5. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 28.5secs M
6. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 48.4secs M
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +06mins 15.1secs MT
8. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +13mins 55.8secs M
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +14mins 25.0secs MT
10. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +16mins 37.8secs P
11. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +17mins 27.0secs M
12. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +17mins 27.1secs P
13. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +17mins 33.4secs P
14. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +19mins 48.1secs P
15. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +20mins 41.5secs P
16. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +22mins 23.7secs P
17. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +29mins 06.8secs P
18. Eiichi Iwashita Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +29mins 22.4secs N4
19. Evgeniy Vertunov Subaru Impreza WRX STi +30mins 37.5secs P
20. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +31mins 03.5secs P


Overall PWRC after SS27:

1. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3hours 21mins 00.9secs P
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 49.3secs P
3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 55.6secs 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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