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Rally Portugal: SS2 – Latvala edges Gronholm

SS2 – Ourique (23.42km): Latvala goes quickest by five seconds to take the overall lead, ahead of Gronholm, Sordo, Hirvonen and Wilson. Loeb overshoots 300m into stage and drops twenty seconds whilst he waits for dust to settle; Latvala leads overall from Sordo and Gronholm; Magalhaes leads PWRC after Sandell crashes out, Kosciuszko fronts JWRC.

Top ten stage times for SS2:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 14mins 26.9secs M
2. Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 14mins 31.8secs A8
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 14mins 34.7secs M
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 14mins 36.6secs M
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 14mins 46.2ecs MT
6. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 14mins 46.4secs A8
7. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 14mins 49.3secs MT
8. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 14mins 50.6secs A8
9. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 14mins 52.8secs M
10. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 15mins 00.5secs A8


Overall times after SS2:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 16mins 39.4secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 16mins 44.4secs M
3. Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 16mins 45.1secs A8
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 16mins 46.8secs M
5. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 17mins 01.9secs A8
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 17mins 03.5ecs MT
7. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 17mins 03.7secs M
8. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 17mins 07.5secs A8
9. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 17mins 07.8secs MT
10. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 17mins 10.5secs MT
11. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 17mins 17.1secs A8
12. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 17mins 30.7secs MT
13. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 17mins 34.6secs A8
14. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 17mins 44.7secs MT
15. Bruno Magalhaes Peugeot 207 S2000 17mins 54.9secs P
16. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 18mins 04.2secs P
17. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 18mins 06.7secs P
18. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 18mins 13.4secs P
19. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 18mins 15.8secs P
20. Jarkko Nikara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 18mins 20.5secs N4

Overall PWRC after SS2/ Top 3:

1. Bruno Magalhaes Peugeot 207 S2000 17mins 54.9secs P
2. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 18mins 04.2secs P
3. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 18mins 06.7secs P

Overall JWRC after SS2/Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 18mins 47.2secs
2. Hans Weijs Citroen C2 S1600 19mins 00.6secs J
3. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS 19mins 01.1secs J

all times unofficial

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


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