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Rally Japan: SS29.

SS29 - Imeru 4 (2.57km): Petter Solberg fastest through SS29; Sordo second; Latvala third; Atkinson fourth; Andersson fifth; Hirvonen seventh; Loeb tenth; Hanninen snatches the PWRC win from Novikov in the final test; Hirvonen wins the overall event by 31.1 seconds, while third place give Sebastien Loeb the title.


Top ten stage times for SS29:

1. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 2mins 03.8secs M
2. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.5secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 02.1secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 02.4secs M
5. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 04.0secs M
6. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 04.7secs M
7. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 05.3secs M
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 05.8secs MT
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 06.9secs MT
10. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 11.3secs M


Overall times after SS29:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 3hours 25mins 03.0secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 31.1secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +02mins 30.6secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +03mins 43.0secs M
5. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 12.9secs M
6. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +06mins 09.4secs M
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +07mins 05.3secs MT
8. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +13mins 19.9secs M
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +15mins 40.8secs MT
10. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +17mins 08.5secs M
11. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +18mins 27.4secs P
12. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +18mins 33.7secs P
13. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +18mins 36.6secs P
14. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +22mins 15.2secs P
15. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX STi +22mins 50.5secs P
16. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +25mins 08.0secs P
17. Katsuhiko Taguchi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +26mins 02.1secs P
18. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +32mins 06.3secs P
19. Eiichi Iwashita Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +32mins 50.0secs N4
20. Haruo Oshima Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +42mins 40.0secs N4


Overall PWRC after SS29:

1. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 3hours 43mins 30.4secs P
2. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 06.3secs P
3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STi +00mins 09.2secs 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
SS24. Martin Rauam Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Retired P


* 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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