SS9 - Monte Lerno (29.15km): Loeb goes quickest on SS9 but a penalty for starting the stage late means he fails to move ahead of Hirvonen for second. Latvala retains lead but gap to second now less than 30 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 19mins 36.7secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.2secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 03.4secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 11.1secs M
5. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 17.1secs A8
6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 19.3secs A8
7. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 28.4secs MT
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 35.8secs MT
9. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 38.0secs A8
10. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 45.0secs MT

Overall times after SS9 / Top 20:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 2hr 11mins 38.4secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 27.0secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 34.5secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +01mins 00.3secs A8
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +01mins 26.9secs M
6. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +01mins 54.7secs A8
7. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +02mins 05.2secs MT
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +02mins 42.7secs MT
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +03mins 35.4secs MT
10. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +04mins 52.7secs MT

11. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +04mins 56.6secs A8
12. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +11mins 17.2secs P
13. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +11mins 30.2secs P
14. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +11mins 43.7secs A8
15. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +12mins 01.0secs J
16. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 05.3secs P
17. Jarkko Nikara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +12mins 13.1secs N4
18. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +12mins 14.7secs J
19. Bernard Sousa FIAT Abarth Grande Punto S2000 +14mins 09.9secs P
20. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +14mins 25.9secs P

Overall PWRC after SS9 / Top 3:

1. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 2hr 22mins 55.6secs P
2. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +00mins 13.0secs P
3. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 48.1secs P

Overall JWRC after SS9 / Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 2hr 23mins 39.4secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 13.7secs J
3. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 +02mins 41.0secs 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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