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Rally Cyprus: SS8 – Hirvonen quickest

SS8 – Pano Panagia (28.17km): Hirvonen wins SS8 from Loeb and Petter Solberg to go second overall. Latvala went off the road and loses over 20mins, Ogier ends the stage with damage that suggests a roll, loses more than 2mins. Loeb leads overall by 56.6secs.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 30mins 29.8secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.5secs M
3. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 13.0secs A8
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 15.5secs M
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 36.5secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +01mins 00.1secs MT
7. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 02.0secs MT
8. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 16.0secs MT
9. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +01mins 38.7secs A8
10. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza +01mins 41.9secs P

Overall times after SS8:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hr 19mins 26.8secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 56.6secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +01mins 04.6secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +02mins 40.0secs A8
5. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +05mins 11.3secs MT
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +05mins 11.9secs MT
7. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +05mins 41.2secs A8
8. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +06mins 18.6secs MT
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +07mins 16.3secs M
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +07mins 37.5secs A8

11. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +10mins 38.9secs P
12. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +11mins 11.2secs P
13. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +11mins 57.4secs P
14. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza +12mins 52.8secs P
15. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +13mins 24.2secs J
16. Nicos Thomas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +14mins 39.0secs P
17. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +15mins 16.0secs J
18. Charalambos Timotheou Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +15mins 29.0secs P
19. Simone Campedelli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +16mins 04.4secs P
20. Andis Neiksans Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +17mins 15.6secs P


Overall PWRC after SS8/ Top 3:

1. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2hr 30mins 05.7secs P
2. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +00mins 32.3secs P
3. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +01mins 18.5secs P

Overall JWRC after SS8:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 2hr 32mins 51.0secs J
2. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +01mins 51.8secs J
3. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 +14mins 55.4secs J

Notable retirements:

Before SS1. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC Accident on road section MT *

SS8. Frederic Sauvan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Stopped in stage P
SS8. Martin Semerad Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Stopped in stage 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.
J – denotes JWRC entry

all times unofficial


Related Pictures

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Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Jarmo Lehtinen(FIN), Ford Focus RS WRC08, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Eric Camilli (FRA) Benjamin Veillas (FRA) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Eric Camilli (FRA) Benjamin Veillas (FRA) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Eric Camilli (FRA) Benjamin Veillas (FRA) Ford Fiesta RS WRC

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raiderC - Unregistered

March 15, 2009 12:18 AM

"Latvala went off the road" sigh, what else is new :rolleyes: I had such high hope in him to finally bring the fight to King Loeb, guess will need to wait a bit longer.



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