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Rally Australia: SS15 - Ogier closes

4 September 2009

SS15 - Tweed 4 (2.55km): Ogier fastest through SS15 - just 0.6 seconds up on Loeb; Henning Solberg third followed by Latvala and Sordo; Hirvonen completes top six; Mason leads the P-WRC category; Latvala leads overall by 2.2 seconds at the end of day 1.


Top ten stage times for SS15:

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 1mins 46.8secs MT
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.6secs M
3. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 02.2secs MT
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.3secs M
5. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.4secs M
6. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 04.3secs M
7. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 04.5secs MT
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 05.7secs MT
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 08.5secs MT
10. Neal Bates Toyota Corolla S2000 +00mins 11.5secs P


Overall times after SS15 / Top 15:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 53mins 21.4secs M
2. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 02.2secs MT
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 22.7secs M
4. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 22.8secs M
5. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 23.6secs M
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 51.3secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +01mins 42.4secs MT
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +02mins 04.6secs MT
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +02mins 27.5secs MT
10. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI +04mins 16.3secs P
11. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 19.0secs N4
12. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 31.6secs P
13. Bernardo Sousa FIAT Abarth Grande Punto S2000 +04mins 31.7secs P
14. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +04mins 31.8secs P
15. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 52.7secs P


Overall PWRC after SS15 / Top 3:

1. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI 57mins 37.7secs P
2. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 15.3secs P
3. Bernardo Sousa FIAT Abarth Grande Punto S2000 +00mins 15.4secs P


Notable retirements:

SS5. Mark Tapper Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Rolled. P
SS7. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC Steering. A8
SS7. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Engine. P

* 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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