SS8 - M?kkiper? 2 (13.64km): Loeb fastest in SS8; Hirvonen second - 1.1 seconds slower; Sordo third followed by Henning Solberg and Latvala; Ketomaa completes top six; Raikkonen 15th; Prokop heads the JWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 6.5 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 6mins 37.0secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 01.1secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.9secs M
4. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 06.6secs MT
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 07.0secs M
6. Jari Ketomaa Ketomaa WRT Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 07.5secs A8
7. Matti Rantanen Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 08.1secs MT
8. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 13.0secs MT
9. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 15.7secs A8
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 16.9secs MT

Overall times after SS8 / Top 20:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 55mins 47.3secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 06.5secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 17.8secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 28.0secs M
5. Matti Rantanen Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +01mins 06.8secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +01mins 12.2secs MT
7. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +01mins 24.5secs A8
8. Jari Ketomaa Ketomaa WRT Subaru Impreza WRC +01mins 30.3secs A8
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +02mins 05.3secs MT
10. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +02mins 11.6secs MT
11. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +03mins 20.1secs A8
12. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +03mins 57.6secs A8
13. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +04mins 31.0secs MT
14. Juho H?nninen Skoda Fabia S2000 +04mins 53.9secs N4
15. Anton Al?n Fiat Grande Punto S2000 +05mins 35.4secs N4
16. Janne Tuohino Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +06mins 00.8secs N4

17. Kimi R?ikk?nen Fiat Grande Punto S2000 +06mins 19.1secs N4
18. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX Sti +06mins 27.9secs N4
19. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +08mins 14.6secs J
20. Sveinung Bieltvedt Subaru Impreza WRX Sti +08mins 27.0secs N4

Overall JWRC after SS8 / Top 3:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 1hour 04mins 01.9secs J
2. Kalle Pinomaki Renault Clio R3 +00mins 14.0secs J
3. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 48.6secs J

Notable retirements:

SS2/3. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Accident. MT
SS3. Jukka Ketomaki Skoda Octavia WRC Mechanical A8
SS4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC Went off the road. A8

* 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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