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Rally Portugal: SS11 - Four in a row for Loeb

SS11 – Santa Clara (22.61km): Loeb wins his fourth stage of the day, despite proving slower than Hirvonen through all but the final split. Sordo is third again but drops more time, with Solberg and Novikov fourth and fifth. Novikov moves back ahead of Ostberg in seventh overall. Araujo closes gap to Flodin, but the Swede continues tor lead PWRC by seven seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS11:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 13mins 50.0secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +1.2secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +7.3secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +12.1secs A8
5. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +17.6secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +21.3secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +23.2secs MT
8. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +24.4secs A8
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +31.8secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +42.8secs A8

Overall times after SS11:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hrs 24mins 14.7secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +8.1secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +44.8secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +1min 37.6secs A8
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +2mins 35.4secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +2mins 54.5secs MT
7. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +4mins 02.9secs MT
8. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +4mins 08.2secs A8
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +5mins 40.5secs MT
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC +7mins 42.8secs MT
11. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +13mins 18.4secs P
12. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +13mins 25.3secs P
13. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +13mins 59.1secs A8
14. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +13mins 59.2secs P
15. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +14mins 23.4secs P
16. Hermann Gassner Jr Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +17mins 28.6secs
17. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +18mins 15.7secs J
18. Dennis Kuipers Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +18mins 56.6secs A8
19. Ricardo Teodosio Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +19mins 26.6secs
20. Vitor Pascoal Peugeot 207 S2000 +20mins 23.3secs N4

Overall PWRC after SS11/ Top 3:

1. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 2hrs 22mins 23.3secs P
2. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +6.9secs P
3. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +40.8secs P

Overall JWRC after SS11/Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 2hrs 42mins 30.4secs J
2. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS +3mins 57.9secs J
3. Luca Griotti Renault Clio +8mins 39.8secs 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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