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Rally Poland: SS18

SS18 - Mikolajki SSS 2 (2.50km): Petter Solberg quickest through the final test; Sordo second; Loeb third followed by Hirvonen and Wilson; Henning Solberg rounds out top six; Latvala crashes out; Abbring wins the JWRC category; Hirvonen takes the overall victory at the end of day 3 by more than a minute.


Top ten stage times for SS18:

1. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 1min 49.0secs A8
2. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.3secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.4secs M
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 00.9secs M
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 01.1secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 02.0secs MT
7. Krzysztof Holowczyc Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 02.6secs A8
= Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 02.6secs MT
9. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 03.5secs MT
10. Vytautas Svedas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 08.0secs N4


Overall times after SS18 / Top 20:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 3hours 07mins 27.5secs M
2. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +01mins 10.3secs M
3. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +02mins 05.7secs MT
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +02mins 24.3secs A8
5. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +04mins 17.5secs MT
6. Krzysztof Holowczyc Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +04mins 33.9secs A8
7. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +19mins 15.1secs M
8. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +19mins 20.6secs MT
9. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +19mins 26.2secs MT
10. Michal Bebenek Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +23mins 08.7secs N4
11. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS R3 +27mins 37.7secs J
12. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +28mins 47.9secs J
13. Lukasz Sztuka Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +30mins 21.0secs N4
14. Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +32mins 22.5secs N4
15. Vytautas Svedas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +33mins 06.8secs N4
16. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 +33mins 12.2secs J
17. Hans Weijs Citroen C2 S1600 +37mins 49.7secs J
18. Simone Bertolotti Suzuki Swift S1600 +44mins 22.8secs J
19. Mark Wallenwein Renault Clio R3 +47mins 04.9secs A7
20. Radoslaw Typa Suzuki Swift S1600 +49mins 04.8secs J


Overall JWRC after SS18 / Top 3:

1. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS R3 3hours 35mins 05.2secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +01mins 10.2secs J
3. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 +05mins 34.5secs 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
SSS18. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC Crashed. M


* 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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Twin Cam Sam - Unregistered

June 28, 2009 8:28 PM

I agree with Daffyd (as usual). JML is the most promising driver in the WRC, and the only guy who has the true pace to beat Loeb. It's tragic to see him suffering like he has this season. I hope Malcolm doesn't replace him, he needs to stick with him. Oh, and by the way, what the h*ll are Dave doing again ? What hell are they doing with these crappy special guests ? The hairy bikers, who ever next ?

Dafydd Larcombe - Unregistered

June 28, 2009 9:13 PM

I think maybe Timo could sit with Jari but then again Marcus had many big crashes just like the famous one Makinien had in Argentina where the car barrel rolled over a guys head. I just think Kaj would be a better influence on Jari. But I do have a feeling the problem is co driver related, dont be suprised to find a new co driver in the car for Finland. I have been thinking today that Malcolm could also swallow his pride a little and consider giving Petter a Lunde livered Focus WRC08 to score BP points while still trying Jari Matti with a new co driver. This way he will get consistent solid results and allow Jari Matti to continue to move forward and become the Best all round driver



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