SS8 - Tourette du Chateau (24.80 kms): Loeb fastest through SS8; Duval second; Gronholm third; Solberg fourth; Panizzi fifth; Sainz sixth; Loix seventh; Aava leads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall rally by 47.1secs.

Stage times and overall standings after SS8.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC18mins 14.9secs
2. Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC 3+00mins 00.1secs
3. Marcus GronholmPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 28.4secs
4. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC 2003+00mins 28.6secs
5. Gilles PanizziMitsubishi Lancer WRC04+00mins 37.8secs
6. Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 39.4secs
7. Freddy LoixPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 44.5secs
8. Mikko HirvonenSubaru Impreza WRC 2003+00mins 50.4secs
9. Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC 3+00mins 52.2secs
10. Roman KrestaHyundai Accent WRC+01mins 14.7secs

Overall times after SS8:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC2hours 13mins 34.9secs
2. Marcus GronholmPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 47.1secs
3. Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC 3+01mins 00.7secs
4. Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC 3+01mins 10.5secs
5. Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+01mins 25.9secs
6. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC 2003+02mins 21.0secs
7. Freddy LoixPeugeot 307 WRC+03mins 44.3secs
8. Mikko HirvonenSubaru Impreza WRC 2003+03mins 45.2secs
9. Roman KrestaHyundai Accent WRC+04mins 08.7secs
10. Gilles PanizziMitsubishi Lancer WRC04+06mins 20.9secs

11. Antony WarmboldFord Focus RS WRC 2+07mins 39.7secs
12. Olivier BurriSubaru Impreza WRC+09mins 28.2secs
13. Josef BeresHyundai Accent WRC+10mins 22.6secs14. Urmo AavaSuzuki Ignis+11mins 32.1secs15. Kosti KatajamakiSuzuki Ignis+11mins 37.1secs16. Nicolas BernardiRenault Clio+11mins 50.4secs
17. Jussi ValimakiHyundai Accent WRC+11mins 59.7secs
18. Luca RossettiCitroen Saxo VTS+14mins 41.8secs19. Alessandro Broccoli Fiat Punto+15mins 06.2secs20. Xavier PonsFiat Punto+16mins 42.3secs

Overall JWRC after SS8:

1. Urmo AavaSuzuki Ignis2hours 25mins 07.0secs2. Kosti KatajamakiSuzuki Ignis+00mins 05.0secs3. Nicolas BernardiRenault Clio+00mins 18.3secs

Notable retirements:

SS5. Gianluigi GalliMitsubishi Lancer WRC04Went off the road.

Italics denotes Junior World Rally Championship entries.

 

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