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Wales Rally GB: SS17.

SS17 - Port Talbot 1 (20.09 km): Loeb fastest through SS17; Latvala second; Sordo third; Hirvonen fourth; Henning Solberg fifth; Petter Solberg sixth; Flodin heads the PWRC category – but only by 1 second now after error at a junction; Latvala leads the overall event by 1.4 secs.


Top ten stage times for SS17:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 11mins 17.9secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 00.8secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 10.6secs M
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 14.9secs M
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 18.0secs A8
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 23.5secs M
7. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 24.2secs M
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 25.8secs M
9. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 28.3secs MT
10. Sebastien Ogier PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 37.7secs A8


Overall times after SS17:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 2hours 15mins 31.2secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.4secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 42.9secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 29.3secs M
5. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +02mins 57.5secs M
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 08.8secs A8
7. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 48.1secs MT
8. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +04mins 28.3secs M
9. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 05mins 21.2secs M
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +06mins 56.2secs MT
11. Barry Clark Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +07mins 56.4secs A8
12. Patrick Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STi +10mins 51.8secs P / B
13. Patrik Sandell Peugeot 207 S2000 +10mins 52.8secs P
14. Valentino Rossi Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +11mins 45.0secs A8
15. Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +11mins 49.5secs P
16. Guy Wilks Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 53.3secs P / B
17. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +12mins 55.4secs A8
18. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +13mins 54.4secs A8
19. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +14mins 19.7secs P
20. Steve Perez Stobart VK Ford Focus +17mins 14.6secs A8


Overall PWRC after SS17:

1. Patrick Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2hours 26mins 23.0secs P / B
2. Patrik Sandell Peugeot 207 S2000 +00mins 01.0secs P
3. Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 57.7secs 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
SS13. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 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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Rob Lowe

December 07, 2008 10:32 AM

Rossi up another place. Top 10 still on. Loeb is feeling horny today, never won this event, wants to put that right probably and at the same time take the manufacturers crown. The man is impossible! :p



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