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Rally Portugal: SS14 - Loeb moves away

SS14 – Loule (22.65km): Loeb extends his lead after his difficult road position is negated by Hirvonen's struggle with lingering dust and low sun. Sordo, Ostberg and Wilson are third, fourth and fifth quickest, but Henning Solberg briefly stops with in-car visibility issues – drops 40 seconds behind Wilson in battle for fifth. Ostberg moves back ahead of Novikov for seventh. Araujo continues to lead PWRC, while Kosciuszko remains in charge of JWRC.

Top ten stage times for SS14:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 15mins 46.6secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +1.5secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +17.0secs M
4. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +17.3secs A8
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +18.8secs MT
6. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +19.3secs MT
7. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +24.8secs A8
8. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +32.0secs A8 *
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +41.7secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +50.1secs A8

Overall times after SS14:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 3hrs 12mins 02.2secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +28.3secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +1min 13.4secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +2mins 12.7secs A8
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +3mins 41.7secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +4mins 21.3secs MT
7. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +5mins 17.5secs A8
8. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +5mins 18.7secs MT
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +7mins 32.3secs MT
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC +10mins 28.4secs MT
11. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +16mins 27.6secs A8
12. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +18mins 03.9secs P
13. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +20mins 15.5secs P
14. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +20mins 49.6secs P
15. Hermann Gassner Jr Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +23mins 24.7secs
16. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +24mins 15.6secs J
17. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS +29mins 43.7secs J
18. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +30mins 52.3secs P
19. Vitor Pascoal Peugeot 207 S2000 +31mins 01.0secs N4
20. Ricardo Teodosio Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +32mins 27.1secs


Overall PWRC after SS14/ Top 3:

1. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3hrs 30mins 06.1secs P
2. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +2mins 11.6secs P
3. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +2mins 45.7secs P


Overall JWRC after SS14/Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 3hrs 36mins 17.8secs J
2. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS +5mins 28.1secs J
3. Hans Weijs Citroen C2 S1600 +12mins 40.2secs 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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