SS9 - Resolfen 1 (30.68 km): Sordo fastest through a icy and slippery SS9; Hirvonen second; Loeb third; Petter Solberg fourth; Gardemeister fifth; Latvala sixth; Ostberg had engine problems; Ogier rolled out - hit a bank near the end; Rautenbach went off - lost over 5 minutes; Mark Higgins re-started under the SupeRally - and then crashed out again; Flodin heads the PWRC category; Latvala leads the overall event by 0.8secs.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 17mins 12.5secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 00mins 18.0secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00min 23.5secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 26.1secs M
5. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 28.9secs M
6. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 31.4secs M
7. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Subaru WRC +00mins 38.8secs A8
8. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 38.9secs MT
9. Barry Clark Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 44.4secs A8
10. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 45.3secs M

Overall times after SS9:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 49mins 04.4secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.8secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 05.0secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 22.1secs M
5. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Subaru WRC +00mins 31.4secs A8
6. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 36.4secs M
7. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 59.5secs MT
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 14.9secs A8
9. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 44.8secs M
10. Barry Clark Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 04.5secs A8
11. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 18.7secs MT
12. Patrick Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STi +03mins 11.0secs P / B
13. Guy Wilks Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +03mins 24.6secs P / B
14. Patrik Sandell Peugeot 207 S2000 +04mins 03.8secs P
15. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 18.2secs P
16. David Higgins Subaru Impreza WRX STi +04mins 22.2secs P / B
17. Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 25.8secs P
18. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +04mins 32.6secs A8
19. Valentino Rossi Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 37.4secs A8
20. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 04mins 46.8secs M

Overall PWRC after SS9:

1. Patrick Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STi 52mins 15.4secs P / B
2. Guy Wilks Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 13.6secs P / B
3. Patrik Sandell Peugeot 207 S2000 +00mins 52.8secs P

Notable retirements:

SS3. Giovanni Manfrinato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Went off the road. P
SS3. Gaurav Gill Subaru Impreza WRX STi Went off the road. P
SS3. Loris Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Mechanical P
SS3. Mark Higgins Subaru Impreza WRX STi Went off the road P / B*
SS6. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Engine. P / B
SS7. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 Crashed. M
SS7. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Mechanical. P / B
SS7. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Engine. P
SS8. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 Mechanical P

SS9. Sebastien Ogier PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC Rolled. A8
SS9. Mark Higgins Subaru Impreza WRX STi Crashed. P / B

* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally format.

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production Car WRC entry.
B - denotes registered to score points in the BRC.

all times unofficial