Mikko Hirvonen extends his lead in the battle for the 2009 WRC drivers' crown following his home victory on the Rally Finland, round nine in the series.

However with Sebastien Loeb taking the runners-up spot in Jyvaskyla, Hirvonen only increases his cushion from 1 point to 3. Dani Sordo remains third in the drivers' standings, whilst Jari-Matti Latvala moves up to fourth ahead of Henning Solberg.

In the Manufacturers' championship the Citroen Total WRT sees its lead cut from 17 points to 14 - after Ford finishes 1-3.

Meanwhile in the Junior World Rally Championship, Martin Prokop's victory gives him the title with one round to go.

World Rally Drivers' Championship (after 9 of 12 rounds):

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 68 points
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 65 points
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 44 points
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 31 points
5. Henning Solberg Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 27 points
6. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 25 points
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 20 points
8. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 16 points
9. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC 14 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
= Matti Rantanen Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC 4 points
16. Krzysztof Holowczyc Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 3 points
17. Jari Ketomaa Ketomaa WRT Subaru Impreza WRC 2 points
18. 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 9 of 12 rounds):

1. Citroen Total WRT 119 points
2. BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT 105 points
3. Stobart VK M-Sport Ford RT 64 points
4. Citroen Junior Team 33 points
5. Munchi's Ford WRT 20 points

Junior World Rally Championship (for drivers) (after 7 of 8 rounds):

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 46 points
2. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 42 points
3. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 35 points
4. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio R3 22 points
5. Simone Bertolotti Suzuki Swift S1600 18 points
6. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift Sport 16 points
= Hans Weijs Jr Citroen C2 S1600 16 points
8. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio R3 14 points
9. Luca Griotti Renault Clio R3 10 points
10. Kalle Pinomaki Renault Clio R3 8 points
11. Mark Wallenwein Renault Clio R3 4 points
12. 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 Finland did not count as part of the Production Car World Rally Championship.

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