SS18 - V?ler 1 (30.03km): Hirvonen starts day with a win; Loeb second - 5.3 seconds slower; Latvala third followed by Henning Solberg and Sordo; Wilson sixth - closes to within 0.3 seconds of Petter Solberg in P6; ?stberg was late out of service; Sandell still heads the P-WRC category - despite error that cost him around 15 secs; Loeb leads overall by 9.7 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS18:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 16mins 07.5secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00min 05.3secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 19.3secs M
4. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 19.9secs MT
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 33.6secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 37.8secs A8
7. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 39.8secs A8
8. Urmo Aava Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 41.4secs MT
9. Mads ?stberg Adapta AS Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 46.5secs A8
10. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 49.8secs A8

Overall times after SS18:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hours 38mins 23.9secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 09.7secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 57.2secs M
4. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +02mins 55.9secs MT
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +03mins 21.6secs M
6. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +05mins 25.4secs A8
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +05mins 25.7secs A8
8. Urmo Aava Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +05mins 54.6secs MT
9. Mads ?stberg Adapta AS Subaru Impreza WRC +08mins 29.0secs A8
10. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +09mins 54.7secs A8
11. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +12mins 01.9secs MT
12. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +13mins 54.1secs MT
13. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +15mins 34.6secs P
14. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +17mins 04.2secs P
15. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +18mins 18.6secs P
16. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +18mins 58.4secs P
17. Andis Neiksans Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +19mins 40.6secs P
18. Andreas Mikkelsen Subaru Impreza WRX STI +19mins 48.7secs P
19. Anders Gr?ndal Subaru Impreza WRC +20mins 02.6secs A8
20. Peter van Merksteijn Jr. Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +24mins 27.3secs A8

Overall PWRC after SS18:

1. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 2hours 53mins 58.5secs P
2. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 29.6secs P
3. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 44.0secs P

Notable retirements:

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

SS12/13. P-G Andersson Skoda Fabia WRC Clutch. 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.

all times unofficial