SS28 - Sikot 2 (27.76km): Petter Solberg fastest through SS28; Andersson second; Sordo third; Atkinson fourth; Hirvonen fifth; Loeb sixth - despite spinning near the finish and having to reverse; Latvala hit a post; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 34.3 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS28:

1. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 18mins 00.2secs M
2. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 16.3secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 16.9secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 24.1secs M
5. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 30.6secs M
6. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 41.4secs M
7. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 41.5secs M
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 52.2secs M
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 20.3secs MT
10. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +01mins 21.9secs P

Overall times after SS28:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 3hours 22mins 53.9secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 34.3secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +02mins 24.6secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +03mins 45.9secs M
5. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 14.2secs M
6. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +06mins 10.0secs M
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +07mins 04.8secs MT
8. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +13mins 25.2secs M
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +15mins 39.2secs MT
10. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +17mins 13.3secs M
11. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +17mins 51.6secs P
12. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +18mins 18.4secs P
13. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +18mins 26.3secs P
14. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +21mins 56.5secs P
15. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +22mins 43.2secs P
16. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +24mins 52.9secs P
17. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +31mins 43.8secs P
18. Eiichi Iwashita Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +32mins 31.2secs N4

Overall PWRC after SS28:

1. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3hours 40mins 45.5secs P
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 26.8secs P
3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 34.7secs 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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