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SS6 - Hirvonen takes the lead

SS6 – Thiva 2 (23.76km): Hirvonen quickest from Loeb and Petter Solberg to go into rally lead. Latvala goes off road and loses time. Sordo plays tactics and slows on test.

Top ten stage times for SS6:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 16mins 59.5secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 03.5secs M
3. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 06.1secs A8
4. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 12.1secs M
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 16.6secs MT
6. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 23.3secs A8
7. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 24.3secs MT
8. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 24.6secs A8
9. Khalid Al-Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 34.8secs A8
10. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 50.1secs MT

Overall times after SS6 / Top 20:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hr 27mins 11.3secs M
2. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 03.0secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 21.1secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 41.8secs A8
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +01mins 17.7secs MT
6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 17.8secs A8
7. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +02mins 04.1secs A8
8. Khalid Al-Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +02mins 15.0secs A8
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +02mins 16.5secs MT
10. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +02mins 41.0secs A8

11. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +03mins 17.3secs M
12. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +03mins 48.9secs MT
13. Lambros Athanassoulas Skoda Fabia S2000 +04mins 32.8secs P
14. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +04mins 41.0secs P
15. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +04mins 45.4secs P
16. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 51.0secs P
17. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza STi +05mins 00.8secs P
18. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +05mins 23.5secs P
19. Bernardo Sousa FIAT Grande Punto S2000 +06mins 05.9secs P
20. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +06mins 09.5secs P

Overall PWRC after SS6 / Top 3:

1. Lambros Athanassoulas Skoda Fabia S2000 1hr 31mins 44.1secs P
2. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +00mins 08.2secs P
3. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 12.6secs P

Notable retirements:

SS2. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC Oil Pressure MT

* 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 Lehtinen(FIN), Ford Focus RS WRC08, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
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Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
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Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Eric Camilli (FRA) Benjamin Veillas (FRA) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Eric Camilli (FRA) Benjamin Veillas (FRA) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
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
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Eric Camilli (FRA) Benjamin Veillas (FRA) Ford Fiesta RS WRC

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