Citroen's Sebastien Loeb has won Rally Finland following a good fight with team-mate, Mikko Hirvonen.

Loeb eventually finished the event 6.1 seconds up on Hirvonen, who had to console himself with the runners-up spot and victory in the event ending Power Stage.

Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala meanwhile took the final spot on the podium, 28.9 seconds further back, followed by Petter Solberg, Mads Ostberg, Ott Tanak and Matti Rantanen in positions 4 through to 7. Jari Ketomaa, Martin Prokop and Sebastien Ogier rounded out the top ten.

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Rally Finland: Overall standings after Stage 18 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 2hours 28mins 11.4secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 06.1secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 35.0secs M
4. Petter Solberg Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 56.1secs M
5. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Fiesta RS WRC +02mins 32.1secs M
6. Ott Tanak M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +02mins 47.6secs M
7. Matti Rantanen Ford Fiesta RS WRC +04mins 51.7secs
8. Jari Ketomaa Ford Fiesta RS WRC +06mins 01.9secs
9. Martin Prokop Ford Fiesta RS WRC +06mins 04.3secs
10. Sebastien Ogier VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 +08mins 46.0secs

Others

11. P-G Andersson Proton Satria Neo S2000 +10mins 49.8secs S
12. Karl Kruuda Ford Fiesta S2000 +11mins 08.9secs

Rally Finland: Power Stage / SS18 (Top 3):

1. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 15mins 17.3secs M
2. Petter Solberg Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 00.6secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 01.1secs M

NOTE: Top three finishers in Power Stage are awarded bonus points. 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point

SWRC standings after Stage 18 (Top 3):

1. P-G Andersson Proton Satria Neo S2000 2hours 39mins 01.2secs S
2. Yazeed Al-Rajhi Ford Fiesta RRC +03mins 17.8secs S
3. Juha Salo Proton Satria Neo S2000 +05mins 46.7secs S

WRC Academy standings after Stage 17 (Top 3)#:

1. Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta R2 2hours 34mins 07.7secs A
2. Pontus Tidemand Ford Fiesta R2 +00mins 55.3secs A
3. Brendan Reeves Ford Fiesta R2 +01mins 27.4secs A

# WRC Academy event ended after SS17

Notable retirements:

SS5. Hayden Paddon Skoda Fabia S2000 Engine S
SS9/SS10. Chris Atkinson Qatar WRT Citroen DS3 WRC Hit a rock M*
SS10. Paulo Nobre WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC Went off the road*
SS11. Thierry Neuville Citroen Junior WRT DS3 WRC Rolled M*

SS14. Ken Block Monster WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC Went off the road
SS17. Craig Breen Ford Fiesta S2000 Went off the road S
SS17. Riku Tahko MINI John Cooper Works WRC Went off the road

* denotes re-started under Rally 2

all times unofficial