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Rally Australia: SS18

SS18 - Armor All 1 (8.20km): Loeb fastest through SS18 - 1.6 seconds up on Hirvonen; Ogier third followed by Sordo and Latvala; Wilson completes top six; Araujo had an off and rolled; Mason had turbo problems; Prokop heads the P-WRC category; Latvala leads overall by 2.2 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS18:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 3mins 47.2secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 01.6secs M
3. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 02.6secs MT
4. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.8secs M
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.9secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 08.0secs MT
7. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 09.8secs MT
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 10.3secs MT
9. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 13.0secs A8
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 15.2secs MT


Overall times after SS18 / Top 15:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hour 16mins 41.6secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.2secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 09.9secs M
4. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 11.2secs MT
5. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 13.8secs M
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +02mins 02.2secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +02mins 13.6secs MT
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +03mins 04.3secs MT
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +03mins 23.6secs MT
10. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 31.9secs N4
11. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +06mins 53.1secs P
12. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI +06mins 59.8secs P
13. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +07mins 04.4secs P
14. Bernardo Sousa FIAT Abarth Grande Punto S2000 +07mins 26.7secs P
15. Neal Bates Toyota Corolla S2000 +07mins 56.4secs P


Overall PWRC after SS18 / Top 3:

1. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1hour 23mins 34.7secs P
2. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI +00mins 06.7secs P
3. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +00mins 11.3secs 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
SS15. Chaodong Liu Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Mechanical. 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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