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Rally d’Italia Sardinia: SS7 – Hirvonen quickest

SS7 – Sa Linea 1 (14.20km): Mikko Hirvonen goes fastest on SS7 to close gap to Latvala, but more importantly, outpaces Sebastien Loeb by 12 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS7:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 09mins 10.5secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 05.8secs M
3. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 06.4secs MT
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 11.9secs A8
5. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 12.0secs M
6. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 12.4secs M
7. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 13.9secs A8
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 20.0secs MT
9. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 23.1secs MT
10. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 25.9secs MT

Overall times after SS7 / Top 20:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hr 33mins 30.8secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 34.0secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 49.0secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 52.5secs A8
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +01mins 08.8secs MT
6. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 22.0secs MT
7. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +01mins 24.7secs A8
8. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +01mins 43.9secs M
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +02mins 48.0secs MT
10. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +03mins 31.4secs MT

11. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +03mins 34.3secs A8
12. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +07mins 58.8secs P
13. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +08mins 18.4secs P
14. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +08mins 20.5secs P
15. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +08mins 51.0secs P
16. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio +09mins 16.4secs J
17. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +09mins 18.0secs J
18. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +09mins 19.9secs J
19. Jarkko Nikara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +09mins 20.4secs N4
20. Bernard Sousa FIAT Abarth Grande Punto S2000 +10mins 09.1secs P

Overall PWRC after SS7 / Top 3:

2. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 1hr 41mins 29.6secs P
3. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +00mins 19.6secs P
13. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 21.7secs P

Overall JWRC after SS7 / Top 3:

1. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio 1hr 42mins 47.2secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 01.6secs J
3. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 03.5secs J

Notable retirements:

SS4. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC Clutch MT *
SS5. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Damper A8 *

* denotes elected/able to restart under SupeRally

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production Car WRC entry.
J – denotes JWRC entry


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Mikko Hirvonen (fin) Jarmo Lehetinen (fin) Ford Focus RS Wrc BP Ford Abudhabi WRT
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Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
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Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
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Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
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