SS23 - Bosch 2 (18.75km): Sordo fastest through SS23 - 6.1 seconds up on Hirvonen; Wilson third followed by Ogier and Henning Solberg; Villagra completes top six; Loeb seventh - slowed on purpose to get a better road position for the final leg; Latvala had a slow puncture; Prokop heads the P-WRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 2 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS23:

1. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 9mins 30.6secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 06.1secs M
3. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 12.9secs MT
4. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 13.5secs MT
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 17.0secs MT
6. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 18.6secs MT
7. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 21.3secs M
8. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 21.6secs A8
9. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 46.5secs P
10. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 46.7secs N4

Overall times after SS23 / Top 15:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hour 48mins 50.0secs M
2. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.0secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.1secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 46.2secs M
5. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 50.7secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +02mins 38.3secs MT
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +02mins 41.4secs MT
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +03mins 58.9secs MT
9. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +08mins 55.6secs N4
10. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +09mins 10.6secs P
11. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI +09mins 28.1secs P
12. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +10mins 03.5secs P
13. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI +11mins 05.4secs P
14. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +11mins 06.8secs P
15. Stewart Taylor Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 13.2secs P

Overall PWRC after SS23 / Top 3:

1. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 1hour 58mins 00.6secs P
2. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI +00mins 17.5secs P
3. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +00mins 52.9secs 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 Rollcage damage. P

SS19. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Went off road. MT
SS20. Bernardo Sousa FIAT Abarth Grande Punto S2000 Crashed. 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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