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Rally Portugal: SS15 - Eight in a row for Loeb

SS15 – S. Bras Alportel (16.23km): Loeb goes to the final service park of the rally with an eighth stage win in a row. Hirvonen concedes he is driving for second. Novikov stops on stage just three stages from his first WRC points - Rautenbach moves into points.

Top ten stage times for SS15:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 11mins 40.1secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +2.8secs M
3. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +11.9secs A8 *
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +19.4secs M
5. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +25.8secs A8
6. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +26.1secs A8
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +32.4secs MT
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +34.7secs MT
9. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +41.2secs A8
10. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +43.0secs MT

Overall times after SS15:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 3hrs 23mins 42.3secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +31.1secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +1min 32.8secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +2mins 38.5secs A8
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +4mins 14.1secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +4mins 56.0secs MT
7. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +5mins 43.6secs A8
8. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +8mins 15.3secs MT
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC +11mins 19.0secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +17mins 08.8secs A8
11. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +19mins 18.5secs P
12. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +21mins 14.0secs P
13. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +21mins 50.1secs P
14. Hermann Gassner Jr Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +25mins 03.2secs
15. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +25mins 55.7secs J
16. Vitor Pascoal Peugeot 207 S2000 +27mins 27.4secs N4
17. Ricardo Teodosio Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +27mins 40.0secs
18 Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +30mins 01.5secs P
19. Pedro Rodrigues Subaru Impreza N14 +31mins 20.4secs P
20. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS +31mins 32.8secs J



Overall PWRC after SS15/ Top 3:

1. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3hrs 43mins 00.8secs P
2. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +1min 55.5secs P
3. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +2mins 31.6secs P


Notable retirements:

SS15 - Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Stop on stage MT
SS8 - Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 Off the road A8
SS8 - Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Mechanical 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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