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Wales Rally GB: SS16.

SS16 - Rheola 1 (27.96 km): Loeb fastest through a very slippery, icy and tricky SS16; Latvala second - 5.1 secs slower after a 'moment' when he almost ended up in a ditch; Sordo third; Petter Solberg fourth; Hirvonen fifth; Andersson sixth; Ogier re-started under the SupeRally; Flodin heads the PWRC category; Latvala leads the overall event by 2.2 secs.


Top ten stage times for SS16:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 16mins 15.0secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 05.1secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 10.3secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 19.2secs M
5. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 27.7secs M
6. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 33.1secs M
7. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 35.4secs M
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 47.5secs A8
9. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 56.1secs MT
10. Sebastien Ogier PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +01mins 14.3secs A8


Overall times after SS16:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 2hours 04mins 12.5secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.2secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 33.1secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 06.6secs M
5. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +02mins 34.1secs M
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 51.7secs A8
7. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 20.6secs MT
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +04mins 03.3secs M
9. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 05mins 07.5secs M
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +06mins 02.7secs MT
11. Barry Clark Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +07mins 00.1secs A8
12. Patrick Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STi +09mins 21.3secs P / B
13. Patrik Sandell Peugeot 207 S2000 +09mins 54.0secs P
14. Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +10mins 24.8secs P
15. Valentino Rossi Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +10mins 56.9secs A8
16. Guy Wilks Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +11mins 46.3secs P / B
17. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +11mins 48.3secs A8
18. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +12mins 48.5secs P
19. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +13mins 06.3secs A8
20. Steve Perez Stobart VK Ford Focus +15mins 46.3secs A8


Overall PWRC after SS16:

1. Patrick Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STi 1hour 54mins 42.4secs P / B
2. Patrik Sandell Peugeot 207 S2000 +00mins 32.7secs P
3. Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 03.5secs P


Notable retirements:

DNS. Darren Gass Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Did not start - hand injury. P / B
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

SS8/9. Evgeny Aksakov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Withdrawn. P
SS9. Sebastien Ogier PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC Rolled. A8*
SS9. Mark Higgins Subaru Impreza WRX STi Crashed. P / B
SS9. Evgeny Novikov Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Engine. P
SS9. Teemu Arminen Subaru Impreza Mechanical P
SS9. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi Mechanical P
SS11. Egon Kaur Subaru Impreza Mechanical P
SS14. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Subaru WRC Went off the road. A8

* 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


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