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Rally Portugal: SS6 - First stage win for Sordo

SS6 – Silvas (21.54km): Sordo sets an impressive pace on SS6 to claw back four seconds of what he lost on SS5. Hirvonen keeps the lead with the second best time, ahead of Loeb, Solberg and Gronholm. Hirvonen leads Gronholm by 7.5secs and Sordo by 11secs. Al-Attiyah forced out to hand PWRC lead to Araujo.

Top ten stage times for SS6:

1. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 12mins 09.8secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +4.3secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +4.4secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +4.7secs A8
5. Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +8.0secs A8
6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +10.5secs A8
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +13.5secs MT
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +16.4secs MT
9. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +21.1secs A8
10. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +25.6secs MT

Overall times after SS6:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hr 10mins 02.4secs M
2. Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +7.5secs A8
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +11.0secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +21.6secs M
5. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +42.6secs A8
6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +1min 02.7secs A8
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +1min 04.0secs MT
8. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +1min 18.4secs MT
9. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +1min 24.2secs MT
10. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +2mins 27.9secs A8
11. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +3mins 04.1secs MT
12. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC +3mins 34.1secs MT
13. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +3mins 48.9secs A8
14. Peter van Merksteijn Jr Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +6mins 35.0secs A8
15. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +6mins 43.1secs P
16. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +6mins 51.7secs P
17. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +6mins 56.1secs P
18. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +7mins 32.5secs P
19. Mark Tapper Subaru Impreza N14 +7mins 43.3secs P
20. Andis Neiksans Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +8mins 21.9secs P


Overall PWRC after SS6/ Top 3:

1. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +6mins 43.1secs P
2. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +8.6secs P
3. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +13.0secs P

Overall JWRC after SS6/Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 1hr 19mins 29.1secs J
2. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 +5.3secs J
3. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio +32.6secs J

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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