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Rally Ireland: SS9.

SS9 - Sloughan Glen 1 (27.76km): Loeb fastest through a tricky and slippery SS9, which contained patches of black ice and standing water; Sordo second; Hirvonen third; Atkinson fourth; Latvala fifth - having re-started under the SupeRally along with the likes of Urmo Aava and Niall McShea; Henning Solberg hit something and sustained a puncture; Ogier went off and lost over 2 minutes; Gareth MacHale had gearbox problems; Rautenbach went off and retired; Weijs heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads overall by 57.1secs.


Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 14mins 43.3secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 12.7secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 13.3secs M
4. Chris Atkinson Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 43.0secs MT
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 57.0secs M
6. Henning Solberg Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +01mins 05.4secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +01mins 09.3secs A8
8. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +01mins 11.2secs A8
9. Niall McShea Proton Satria Neo S2000 +01mins 19.0secs S2000
10. Urmo Aava Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +01mins 19.1secs MT


Overall times after SS9:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1hour 24mins 18.5secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 57.1secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +01mins 18.1secs M
4. Henning Solberg Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +04mins 14.8secs MT
5. Chris Atkinson Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +05mins 34.2secs MT
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +06mins 05.3secs A8
7. Gareth MacHale Ford Focus WRC +06mins 47.6secs A8
8. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +07mins 03.9secs A8
9. Eamonn Boland Subaru Impreza WRC +07mins 34.3secs A8
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +08mins 12.5secs A8
11. Aaron MacHale Ford Focus WRC +08mins 50.0secs A8
12. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +09mins 18.3secs A8
13. Alan Ring Mitsubishi Evo 9 +10mins 28.7secs N4
14. Shaun Gallagher Mitsubishi Evo 9 +10mins 54.0secs N4
15. Gary Jennings Mitsubishi Evo 9 +11mins 05.3secs N4
16. Tim McNulty Subaru S12B +11mins 38.1secs A8
17. Urmo Aava Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +12mins 19.3secs MT
18. Hans Weijs Citroen C2 S1600 +14mins 34.5secs J
19. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 +14mins 42.3secs J
20. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +15mins 18.3secs J


Overall JWRC after SS9:

1. Hans Weijs Citroen C2 S1600 1hour 38mins 53.0secs J
2. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 07.8secs J
3. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 43.8secs J


Notable retirements:

SS2/3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 Went off. M*
SS2/3. Niall McShea Proton Satria Neo S2000 Electrical. S2000*
SS3. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio R3 Electrical. J*
SS6. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift Sport Stopped in stage. J*
SS6. Urmo Aava Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 Went off. MT*
SS6/9. Austin MacHale Ford Focus WRC Withdrawn A8

SS9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Went off. A8

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

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.

all times unofficial


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Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team

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