SS9 - Palsankyl? 2 (13.92km): Loeb fastest in SS9; Hirvonen second - 2.5 seconds slower; Latvala third followed by Sordo and Henning Solberg; Rantanen completes top six; Ostberg complained of suspension problems; Raikkonen 15th; Prokop heads the JWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 4 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 7mins 01.6secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.5secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 04.0secs M
4. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 05.0secs M
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 06.1secs MT
6. Matti Rantanen Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 08.4secs MT
7. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 09.1secs MT
8. Jari Ketomaa Ketomaa WRT Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 09.2secs A8
9. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 13.6secs A8
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 14.3secs MT

Overall times after SS9 / Top 20:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hour 02mins 51.4secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.0secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 20.3secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 29.5secs M
5. Matti Rantanen Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +01mins 12.7secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +01mins 15.8secs MT
7. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +01mins 35.6secs A8
8. Jari Ketomaa Ketomaa WRT Subaru Impreza WRC +01mins 37.0secs A8
9. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +02mins 13.2secs MT
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +02mins 17.1secs MT
11. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +03mins 36.2secs A8
12. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +04mins 24.7secs A8
13. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +05mins 01.0secs MT
14. Juho H?nninen Skoda Fabia S2000 +05mins 28.8secs N4
15. Anton Al?n Fiat Grande Punto S2000 +06mins 20.5secs N4
16. Janne Tuohino Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +06mins 44.0secs N4
17. Kimi R?ikk?nen Fiat Grande Punto S2000 +06mins 57.4secs N4
18. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX Sti +07mins 15.6secs N4
19. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +09mins 19.1secs J
20. Sveinung Bieltvedt Subaru Impreza WRX Sti +09mins 29.6secs N4

Overall JWRC after SS9 / Top 3:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 1hour 12mins 10.5secs J
2. Kalle Pinomaki Renault Clio R3 +00mins 12.8secs J
3. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 +01mins 16.7secs 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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