SS8 - Kongsvinger 2 (13.45km): Hirvonen sets quickest time and increases lead by 1.5 seconds; Loeb second; Latvala completes top three followed by Henning Solberg and Wilson; Aava went off the road and lost around 25 seconds; Ogier made two mistakes and hit a bank; Sandell heads the P-WRC category; Mikkelsen went off the road and lost over 3.5 minutes; Hirvonen now leads overall by 7.3 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 9mins 10.3secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.5secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 03.4secs M
4. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 05.3secs MT
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 05.7secs A8
6. P-G Andersson Skoda Fabia WRC +00mins 07.6secs A8
7. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 09.4secs A8
8. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 11.3secs M
9. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 11.5secs MT
10. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 19.3secs MT

Overall times after SS8:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hour 06mins 39.4secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.3secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 24.9secs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +01mins 07.8secs M
5. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +01mins 26.7secs A8
6. P-G Andersson Skoda Fabia WRC +01mins 32.7secs A8
7. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +01mins 34.5secs MT
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +02mins 03.8secs A8
9. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +02mins 37.0secs A8
10. Urmo Aava Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +02mins 38.8secs MT
11. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +03mins 05.5secs MT
12. Mads ?stberg Adapta AS Subaru Impreza WRC +03mins 17.9secs A8
13. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +03mins 19.8secs MT
14. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +05mins 11.9secs P
15. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +07mins 10.1secs P
16. Peter van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +07mins 29.0secs A8
17. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +07mins 36.1secs P
18. Andis Neiksans Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +08mins 09.1secs P
19. Trond Lyseng Subaru Impreza STi +08mins 36.2secs N4
20. Andreas Mikkelsen Subaru Impreza WRX STI +08mins 48.6secs

Overall PWRC after SS8:

1. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 1hour 11mins 51.3secs P
2. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 58.2secs P
3. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 24.2secs P

Notable retirements:

SS3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI Engine. P
SS7. Bernardo Sousa Fiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000 Engine. P

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

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production Car WRC entry.

all times unofficial