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Wales Rally GB: SS18.

SS18 - Rheola 2 (27.96 km): Loeb fastest through SS18 - but picks up a 10-sec penalty for jumping the start; Hirvonen second; Latvala third; Petter Solberg fourth; Sordo fifth; Ogier sixth; Henning Solberg retired - broken left rear suspension; Flodin heads the PWRC category; Latvala leads the overall event by 2.2 secs.


Top ten stage times for SS18:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 16mins 25.0secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 08.7secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 09.2secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 15.7secs M
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 24.5secs M
6. Sebastien Ogier PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 25.5secs A8
7. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 34.0secs M
8. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 34.0secs M
9. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 37.1secs MT
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 39.6secs MT


Overall times after SS18:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 2hours 32mins 05.8secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.2secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 58.2secs M
4. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 35.8secs M
5. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +03mins 22.3secs M
6. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 16.0secs MT
7. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +04mins 53.1secs M
8. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 05mins 20.7secs M
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +07mins 26.7secs MT
10. Barry Clark Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +08mins 45.7secs A8
11. Patrick Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STi +11mins 45.1secs P / B
12. Patrik Sandell Peugeot 207 S2000 +11mins 56.3secs P
13. Valentino Rossi Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +12mins 30.1secs A8
14. Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +13mins 04.7secs P
15. Guy Wilks Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +13mins 50.7secs P / B
16. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +14mins 13.0secs A8
17. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +14mins 39.0secs A8
18. Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STi +15mins 57.4secs P
19. Gwyndaf Evans Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +18mins 40.0secs N4 / B
20. Steve Perez Stobart VK Ford Focus +19mins 10.5secs A8


Overall PWRC after SS18:

1. Patrick Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2hours 43mins 50.5secs P / B
2. Patrik Sandell Peugeot 207 S2000 +00mins 11.2secs P
3. Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 19.6secs 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

SS18. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 Suspension. 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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