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Rally Portugal: SS16 - Hirvonen on top

SS16 – Loule (22.65km): Mikko Hirvonen wins his second stage of the rally, but Loeb's fourth quickest time keeps him in charge overall. Ogier restarts and sets the second quickest time, ahead of Petter Solberg. Araujo holds onto PWRC lead.

Top ten stage times for SS16:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 15mins 34.9secs M
2. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +3.9secs A8 *
3. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +4.2secs A8
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +4.7secs M
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +11.0secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +21.0secs MT
7. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +21.4secs MT
8. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +22.5secs A8
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +36.8secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +45.9secs A8

Overall times after SS16:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 3hrs 23mins 42.3secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +26.4secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +1min 39.1secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +2mins 38.0secs A8
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +4mins 30.4secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +5mins 12.7secs MT
7. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +6mins 01.4secs A8
8. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +8mins 47.4secs MT
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC +12mins 10.2secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +17mins 42.6secs A8
11. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +20mins 42.3secs P
12. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +22mins 13.1secs P
13. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +22mins 22.6secs P
14. Hermann Gassner Jr Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +26mins 43.8secs
15. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +27mins 49.9secs J
16. Vitor Pascoal Peugeot 207 S2000 +29mins 11.9secs N4
17. Ricardo Teodosio Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX N4 +29mins 14.5secs
18. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +31mins 19.3secs P
19. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +33mins 02.8secs A8 *
20. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS +33mins 27.2secs J


Overall PWRC after SS16/ Top 3:

1. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4hrs 00mins 04.2secs P
2. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +1min 30.8secs P
3. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +1min 40.3secs P

Overall JWRC after SS16/Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 4hrs 07mins 08.8secs J
2. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS +5mins 40.3secs J
3. Hans Weijs Citroen C2 S1600 +9mins 26.5secs J


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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Podium, 1st Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2nd Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 3rd Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Podium - Volkswagen
Podium - Volkswagen
Podium 1st Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2nd Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 3rd Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC

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