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Rally Australia: SS4

SS4 - Repco 1 (22.41km): Hirvonen fastest through SS4 - 4.3 seconds up on Latvala; Sordo third - despite damaging front of his car - followed by Loeb and Ogier; Henning Solberg completes top six; Wilson spun at start; Rautenbach hit something; Prokop leads the P-WRC category; Latvala leads overall by 1.7 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS4:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 10mins 27.3secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 04.3secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 06.9secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 08.0secs M
5. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 09.7secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 21.5secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 26.8secs MT
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 33.6secs MT
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 41.6secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 45.7secs A8


Overall times after SS4 / Top 15:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 18mins 17.3secs M
2. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 01.7secs MT
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 01.9secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 03.6ecs M
5. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 06.0secs M
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 22.6secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 35.4secs MT
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 48.9secs MT
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 02.2secs MT
10. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +01mins 06.6secs A8
11. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 37.8secs N4
12. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 42.0secs P
13. Bernardo Sousa FIAT Abarth Grande Punto S2000 +01mins 47.7secs P
14. Neal Bates Toyota Corolla S2000 +01mins 49.4secs P
15. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +01mins 51.7secs P


Overall PWRC after SS4 / Top 3:

1. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 19mins 59.3secs P
2. Bernardo Sousa FIAT Abarth Grande Punto S2000 +00mins 05.7secs P
3. Neal Bates Toyota Corolla S2000 +00mins 07.4secs P


Notable retirements:

None.


* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally format.

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production WRC entry.

all times unofficial



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Mikko Hirvonen (FIN), Ford Focus RS WRC08, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
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Podium - Volkswagen
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
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Podium, 1st Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2nd Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 3rd Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Podium - Volkswagen
Podium - Volkswagen
Podium 1st Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2nd Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 3rd Thierry Neuville (BEL) Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Podium - Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) Anders Jaeger Synnevag (NOR) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Volkswagen Polo R WRC

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