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Rally Portugal: SS4 - Loeb fastest, Sordo leads

SS4 – Malhao (22.04km): Sebastien Loeb begins his fightback with the quickest time on SS4, although it is team-mate Dani Sordo in the lead after Jari-Matti Latvala crashes out. Gronholm up to second, followed by Hirvonen. Novikov fifth quickest to jump up to seventh, behind Wilson. Al-Attiyah stretches PWRC lead.

Top ten stage times for SS4:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 14mins 10.8secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 14mins 13.0secs M
3. Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 14mins 14.2secs A8
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 14mins 15.5secs M
5. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 14mins 20.9secs MT
6. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 14mins 20.9secs A8
7. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 14mins 24.5secs A8
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 14mins 26.3ecs MT
9. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 14mins 28.7secs MT
10. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 14mins 35.0secs A8


Overall times after SS4:

1. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 43mins 14.6secs M
2. Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 43mins 17.8secs A8
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 43mins 21.0secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 43mins 37.3secs M
5. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 43mins 53.0secs A8
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 44mins 03.5secs MT
7. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 44mins 04.7secs MT
8. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 44mins 10.7secs A8
9. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 44mins 18.2secs MT
10. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 45mins 12.0secs A8
11. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 45mins 29.9secs MT
12. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 45mins 41.68secs A8
13. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 45mins 42.1secs MT
14. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 46mins 39.8secs P
15. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 47mins 14.8secs P
16. Jarkko Nikara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 47mins 17.1secs N4
17. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 47mins 32.4secs P
18. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 47mins 26.3secs P
19. Peter van Merksteijn Jr Ford Focus RS WRC 06 47mins 30.7secs A8
20. Peter van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 07 47mins 31.8secs A8

Overall PWRC after SS4/ Top 3:

1. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 46mins 39.8secs P
2. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 47mins 14.8secs P
3. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 47mins 32.4secs P

Overall JWRC after SS4/Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 48mins 50.9secs
2. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio 49mins 14.1secs J
3. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 49mins 17.6secs

Notable retirements:

SS4 - Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC Off the Road

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


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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April 03, 2009 5:57 PM

go go go d boys in red.........citroen al d way and if ford uses der tatics i wil hate them forever and i do like mikko but not when d start dat ****e of holding back to run 4 r 5 on d road.. :p

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