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Rally Australia: SS28

SS28 - Gondwana 1 (10.88km): Hirvonen fastest through SS28 - 1.3 seconds up on Loeb; Sordo third followed by Latvala and Ogier; Wilson completes top six; Prokop heads the P-WRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 4.4 seconds.


Top ten stage times for SS28:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 6mins 19.0secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.3secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 06.0secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 10.0secs M
5. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00min 15.5secs MT
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 21.4secs MT
7. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 25.6secs A8
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 29.8secs MT
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 30.3secs MT
10. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 42.3secs MT


Overall times after SS28 / Top 15:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hrs 12mins 16.7secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 04.4secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 10.3secs M
4. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 08.1secs MT
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +01mins 48.5secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +03mins 34.2secs MT
7. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +03mins 55.3secs MT
8. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +05mins 31.6secs MT
9. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +11mins 36.9secs N4
10. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +11mins 39.8secs P
11. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI +12mins 10.6secs P
12. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +12mins 48.3secs P
13. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI +13mins 53.9secs P
14. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +14mins 24.1secs P
15. Stewart Taylor Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +15mins 43.5secs P


Overall PWRC after SS28 / Top 3:

1. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2hrs 23mins 56.5secs P
2. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX STI +00mins 30.8secs P
3. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza WRX STI +01mins 08.5secs 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 Roll-cage 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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