SS17 - Tros 2 (15.11km): Loeb quickest through SS17; Novikov second - 1.8 seconds slower; Petter Solberg third followed by Hirvonen and Sordo; Latvala completes top six; Rautenbach slowed to allow Loeb up to P8; Abbring heads the JWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 17.8 seconds with just the short 2.50 km SSS left to go.

Top ten stage times for SS17:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 7mins 44.4secs M
2. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 01.8secs MT
3. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 04.6secs A8
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 05.1secs M
5. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 05.3secs M
6. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 06.5secs M
7. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 07.0secs MT
8. Krzysztof Holowczyc Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 10.7secs A8
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 12.2secs MT
10. Zbigniew Staniszewski Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 53.5secs N4

Overall times after SS17 / Top 20:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 3hours 05mins 37.6secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 17.8secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +01mins 10.9secs M
4. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +02mins 04.6secs MT
5. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +02mins 25.2secs A8
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +04mins 17.3secs MT
7. Krzysztof Holowczyc Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +04mins 32.2secs A8
8. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +19mins 15.6secs M
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +19mins 18.9secs MT
10. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +19mins 23.6secs MT
11. Michal Bebenek Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +22mins 58.0secs N4
12. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS R3 +27mins 27.1secs J
13. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +28mins 38.4secs J
14. Lukasz Sztuka Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +30mins 11.0secs N4
15. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 +32mins 56.8secs J
16. Vytautas Svedas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +32mins 59.7secs N4
17. Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +33mins 11.0secs N4
18. Hans Weijs Citroen C2 S1600 +37mins 38.2secs J
19. Simone Bertolotti Suzuki Swift S1600 +44mins 10.1secs J
20. Mark Wallenwein Renault Clio R3 +46mins 52.7secs A7

Overall JWRC after SS17 / Top 3:

1. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS R3 3hours 33mins 04.7secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +01mins 11.3secs J
3. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 +05mins 29.7secs J

Notable retirements:

SS4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC Went off the road. M*
SS4/5. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Went off the road. MT*
SS7. Andreas Mikkelsen Skoda Fabia WRC Engine. A8

SS12. Marcin Dobrowolski Citroen C2 R2 Retired. J

SS14/5. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 Retired. A8
SS16. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Engine. A8
SS16. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 Crashed. J

* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally format.

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.

all times unofficial

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