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Rally Portugal: SS7 - Hirvonen holds lead

SS7 – Malhao (22.04km): Loeb wins his second stage of the day to close the gap to day one leader Hirvonen; Sordo remains second, 15secs adrift of Hirvonen, while Gronholm is now fourth after losing 22secs on SS7; in PWRC, Araujo holds on to lead his home rally after day one.

Top ten stage times for SS7:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 14mins 06.6secs M
2. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +3.2secs A8
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +3.6secs M
4. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +4.9secs A8
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +7.6secs M
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +13.2secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +14.2secs MT
8. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +17.8secs A8
9. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +18.9secs MT
10. Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +22.0secs A8

Overall times after SS7:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hr 24mins 12.6secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +15.0secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +18.0secs M
2. Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +25.9secs A8
5. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +42.2secs A8
6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +1min 04.0secs A8
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +1min 14.6secs MT
8. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +1min 33.7secs MT
9. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +1min 33.8secs MT
10. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +2mins 42.1secs A8
11. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +3mins 38.9secs MT
12. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC +4mins 02.4secs MT
13. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +8mins 02.1secs P
14. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +8mins 17.0secs P
15. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +8mins 33.9secs P
16. Mark Tapper Subaru Impreza N14 +9mins 05.4secs P
17. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +9mins 12.1secs P
18. Andis Neiksans Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +10mins 01.0secs P
19. Dennis Kuipers Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +10mins 12.0secs A8
20. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +10mins 37.1secs A8

Overall PWRC after SS7/ Top 3:

1. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +8mins 02.1secs P
2. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +14.9secs P
3. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +31.8secs P

Overall JWRC after SS7/Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 1hr 35mins 14.4secs J
2. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 +41.0secs J
3. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio +56.9secs 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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pp - Unregistered

April 03, 2009 7:45 PM

legend and we al know what this man wil do 2moro and i hope we dont see ford playing der stupid tatics if its d case..racce like al d ohters yea :? :? :?.go on d irish :)



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