SS9 - Kefalari 1 (24.15km): Hirvonen joint quickest in SS9 with Petter Solberg#; Ostberg 'best of rest' - just 1.6 secs slower - followed by Latvala, Ogier and Wilson; Sordo sidelined - suspension damage; Henning Solberg retired too - hit same rock as Dani; Hirvonen leads overall by 24.8 seconds.

# Note: Petter Solberg was awarded the same time as Hirvonen after being delayed by Sordo's off.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 19mins 32.8secs A8
= Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 00.0secs M
3. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 01.6secs A8
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 03.8secs M
5. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 10.2secs A8
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 11.7secs MT
7. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 30.5secs MT
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 31.2secs A8
9. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 40.3secs MT
10. Khalid Al-Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 46.5secs A8

Overall times after SS9 / Top 20:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 2hrs 17mins 48.6secs M
2. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 24.8secs A8
3. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 26.8secs A8
4. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +02mins 44.5secs A8
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +02mins 58.8secs M
6. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +03mins 11.7secs A8
7. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +03mins 23.2secs MT
8. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +04mins 09.3secs MT
9. Khalid Al-Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +04mins 17.5secs A8
10. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +05mins 03.1secs M

11. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +06mins 26.9secs MT
12. Lambros Athanassoulas Skoda Fabia S2000 +07mins 07.4secs P
13. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +07mins 57.3secs P
14. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +08mins 00.7secs P
15. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza STi +08mins 09.1secs P
16. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +08mins 53.9secs P
17. Bernardo Sousa FIAT Grande Punto S2000 +10mins 41.9secs P
18. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +11mins 15.4secs P
19. Mark Tapper Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +11mins 20.1secs N4
20. Andis Neiksans Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +11mins 57.9secs P

Overall PWRC after SS9 / Top 3:

1. Lambros Athanassoulas Skoda Fabia S2000 2hrs 24mins 56.0secs P
2. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +00mins 49.9secs P
3. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 53.3secs P

Notable retirements:

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

SS7. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC Crashed M
SS9. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC Suspension M
SS9. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC Hit rock 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

all times unofficial

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