SS8 - Ghymno 1 (26.28km): Novikov quickest in SS8; Petter Solberg second - 1.2 seconds further back; Latvala third despite a left rear puncture; Wilson fourth followed by Ostberg and Ogier; Hirvonen leads overall by 3 seconds.

News flash: Loeb will not re-start on Sunday following his crash in SS7.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 19mins 03.6secs MT
2. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 01.2secs A8
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.6secs M
4. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 12.2secs MT
5. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 14.0secs A8
6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 16.8secs A8
7. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 17.1secs M
8. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 18.3secs M
9. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 18.6secs MT
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 36.0secs A8

Overall times after SS8 / Top 20:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hr 58mins 15.5secs M
2. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 03.0secs M
3. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 24.8secs A8
4. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 16.6secs A8
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +01mins 26.9secs MT
6. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +02mins 40.5secs A8
7. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +02mins 42.7secs MT
8. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +02mins 42.9secs A8
9. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +02mins 55.0secs M
10. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +03mins 29.0secs MT

11. Khalid Al-Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +03mins 31.0secs A8
12. Lambros Athanassoulas Skoda Fabia S2000 +06mins 09.3secs P
13. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +06mins 40.7secs P
14. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza STi +06mins 54.2secs P
15. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 54.9secs P
16. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +07mins 33.2secs P
17. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +08mins 19.4secs P
18. Bernardo Sousa FIAT Grande Punto S2000 +09mins 01.2secs P
19. Mark Tapper Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +09mins 51.3secs N4
20. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +09mins 56.2secs M

Overall PWRC after SS8 / Top 3:

1. Lambros Athanassoulas Skoda Fabia S2000 2hrs 04mins 25.1secs P
2. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +00mins 31.4secs P
3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza STi +00mins 44.9secs P

Notable retirements:

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

SS7. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC Crashed M

* 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

all times unofficial

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