Mikko Hirvonen takes over the lead in the battle for the 2009 WRC drivers' crown following his victory in Poland, round eight in the series.

Hirvonen's maximum haul, in combination with Sebastien Loeb's error on day 1, which meant the Frenchman could only finish seventh and score two points, gives Mikko a 1-point lead going into the WRC's 4-week summer break.

Dani Sordo remains third in the drivers' standings, while Henning Solberg moves up to fourth.

In the Manufacturers' championship the Citroen Total WRT increases the gap from 15 points to 17. Ford had been set to cut the deficit to 6 points prior to Jari-Matti Latvala shock crash in the final test, the 2.50 km super special, which cost him and the 'Blue Oval' the runners-up spot.

World Rally Drivers' Championship (after 8 of 12 rounds):

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 58 points
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 57 points
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 39 points
4. Henning Solberg Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 27 points
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 25 points
= Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 25 points
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 19 points
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC 14 points
9. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 13 points
10. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 8 points
11. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru WRC 7 points
12. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 6 points
13. Chris Atkinson Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 4 points
= Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 4 points
15. Krzysztof Holowczyc Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 3 points
16. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 1 point
= Urmo Aava Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC 1 point
= Lambros Athanassoulas Skoda Fabia S2000 1 point

World Rally Manufacturers' Championship (after 8 of 12 rounds):

1. Citroen Total WRT 106 points
2. BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT 89 points
3. Stobart VK M-Sport Ford RT 60 points
4. Citroen Junior Team 29 points
5. Munchi's Ford WRT 18 points

Junior World Rally Championship (for drivers) (after 6 of 8 rounds):#

1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 36 points
= Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 36 points
3. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 30 points
4. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio R3 22 points
5. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift Sport 16 points
6. Simone Bertolotti Suzuki Swift S1600 15 points
7. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio R3 14 points
= Hans Weijs Jr Citroen C2 S1600 14 points
9. Luca Griotti Renault Clio R3 10 points
10. Radoslaw Typa Suzuki Swift S1600 3 points

Production Car World Rally Championship (for drivers) (after 6 of 8 rounds):

1. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 39 points
2. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 35 points
3. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 28 points
4. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 22 points
5. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 18 points
6. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza 16 points
7. Lambros Athanassoulas Skoda Fabia S2000 10 points
= Andis Neiksans Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 10 points
9. Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 8 points
= Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRC STi 8 points
11. Frederic Sauvan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 6 points
12. Spyros Pavlides Subaru Impreza N14 5 points
= Gianluca Linari Subaru Impeza STi 5 points
= Gabor Mayer Subaru Impreza 5 points
15. Mark Tapper Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4 points
16. Jaromir Tarabus Fiat Grande Punto S2000 3 points
= Charalambos Timotheu Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 3 points
= Bernardo Sousa Fiat Grande Punto S2000 3 points
19. Guarav Singh Gill Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2 points
20. Martin Semerad Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 1 points

# Note: Rally Poland did not count as part of the Production Car World Rally Championship.

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