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Rally Portugal: SS10 - Loeb quickest again

SS10 – Vascao (22.80km): Loeb adds 5.3 seconds to his lead with a third stage win, but Hirvonen keeps him pegged at 6.9 seconds overall. Sordo suffers a spin to drop away from the lead fight. Petter Solberg goes third quickest, ahead of Ostberg, who in turn moves up to seventh at the expense of Novikov. Flodin leads PWRC by 11 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS10:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 14mins 47.2secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +5.3secs M
3. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +17.7secs A8
4. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +20.6secs A8
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +22.1secs M
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +22.4secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +24.0secs MT
8. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +24.5secs MT
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +35.8secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +46.3secs A8

Overall times after SS10:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hrs 10mins 24.7secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +6.9secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +37.5secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +1min 25.5secs A8
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +2mins 12.2secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +2mins 33.2secs MT
7. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +3mins 43.8secs A8
8. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +3mins 45.3secs MT
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +5mins 08.7secs MT
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC +6mins 59.9secs MT
11. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +11mins 58.6ecs P
12. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 09.7secs P
13. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 27.1secs P
14. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +13mins 14.1secs P
15. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +13mins 16.3secs A8
16. Hermann Gassner Jr Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +15mins 44.9secs
17. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +16mins 31.1secs J
18. Dennis Kuipers Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +16mins 31.1secs A8
19. Ricardo Teodosio Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +17mins 26.2secs
20. Vitor Pascoal Peugeot 207 S2000 +18mins 23.5secs N4

Overall PWRC after SS10/ Top 3:

1. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 2hrs 22mins 23.3secs P
2. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +11.1secs P
3. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +28.5secs P

Overall JWRC after SS10/Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 2hrs 26mins 55.8secs J
2. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS +3mins 53.4secs J
3. Luca Griotti Renault Clio +8mins 07.7secs 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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