SS8 - Chimera 1 (16.94 km): Galli fastest through SS8; Henning Solberg second; Latvala third; Andersson fourth; Hirvonen fifth; Petter Solberg sixth; Loeb seventh; Aigner heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads the overall event by 2 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS8.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Gigi GalliStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 0712mins 21.5secs MT
2. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 00.1secs MT
3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 02.4secs M
4. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 08.9secs M
5. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 09.7secs M
6. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 10.0secs M
7. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 11.3secs M
8. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 15.6secs M
9. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport-Ford Focus WRC06+00mins 16.3secs A8
10. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 18.6secs A8

Overall times after SS8:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 1hour 44mins 22.0secs M
2. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 02.0secs M
3. Gigi GalliStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 04.8secs MT
4. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 15.1secs M
5. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 24.9secs MT
6. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 58.4 secs M
7. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+01mins 23.0secs A8
8. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+01mins 26.5secs M
9. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+01mins 59.4secs M
10. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+02mins 40.3secs M
11. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+02mins 54.4secs A8
12. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+03mins 12.8secs MT
13. Barry ClarkMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+05mins 41.3secs MT
14. Andreas AignerMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+06mins 28.8secs P
15. Patrik SandellPeugeot 207 S2000+06mins 29.9secs P
16. Uwe NittelMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+06mins 49.5secs P
17. Martin ProkopMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+06mins 51.7secs P
18. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+07mins 12.7secs P
19. Evgeniy VertunovSubaru Impreza WRX STi+07mins 17.7secs P
20. Mirco BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+07mins 29.2secs P

Overall PWRC after SS8:

1. Andreas AignerMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX1hour 50mins 50.8secs P
2. Patrik SandellPeugeot 207 S2000+00mins 01.1secs P
3. Uwe NittelMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 20.7secs P

Notable retirements:

SS3. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRCLost a wheel. A8
SS6/7. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008Suspension. M

* 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