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Rally Portugal: SS8 - Loeb up to second

SS8 – Santa Clara (22.61km): Loeb wins an eventful first stage of the day, ahead of Hirvonen and Sordo. Gronholm stops on the stage, but Solberg drops time getting past the Finn. Ogier also stops, promoting Wilson to fifth, Novikov to sixth, Henning Solberg to seventh and Ostberg to eighth. Flodin takes the lead of PWRC.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 13mins 52.3secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +4.6secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +6.3secs M
4. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +12.3secs MT
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +19.7secs MT
6. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +23.7secs A8
7. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +25.4secs A8
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +25.4secs MT
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +29.4secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +51.8secs A8

Overall times after SS8:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hr 10mins 02.4secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +13.4secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +16.7secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +1min 03.0secs A8
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +1min 29.7secs MT
6. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +1min 41.4secs MT
7. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +1min 54.6secs MT
8. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +3mins 01.2secs A8
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +4mins 03.7secs MT
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC +4mins 53.2secs MT
11. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +9mins 21.1secs P
12. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +9mins 30.8secs P
13. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +9mins 38.5secs P
14. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +10mins 15.5secs P
15. Mark Tapper Subaru Impreza N14 +10mins 21.4secs P
16. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +11mins 34.3secs A8
17. Hermann Gassner Jr Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +11mins 56.4secs
18. Dennis Kuipers Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +11mins 56.6secs A8
19. Nicos Thomas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 35.5secs P
20. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +12mins 37.6secs

Overall PWRC after SS8/ Top 3:

1. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 1hr 47mins 30.6secs P
2. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +9.7secs P
3. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +17.4secs P

Overall JWRC after SS8/Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 1hr 50mins 47.1secs J
2. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 + 49.1secs J
3. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS +1min 09.1secs J

Notable retirements:

SS8 - Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 Stop on stage A8
SS8 - Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Stop on stage A8
SS7 - Peter van Merksteijn Jr Ford Focus RS WRC 06 Mechanical A8
SS5 - Peter van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 07 Off the Road A8
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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