Sebastien Loeb has extended his lead in the WRC standings to eight points with only four rallies remaining, two of which will occur on his preferred Tarmac surface.

Now classified with 86 points, Loeb has stretched his advantage after winning in New Zealand while arch rival Mikko Hirvonen collects six points for third to drop back slightly.

Dani Sordo consolidates third place in the standings after finishing second, while Petter Solberg is just two points behind Jari-Matti Latvala for fifth place overall after claiming fourth.

In the Manufacturers' Championship, Citroen Total WRT claim the maximum 18-points to go a long way to helping them towards the 2008 title. They now have a 20 point lead over BP Ford Abu Dhabi.

World Rally Drivers' Championship (after 11 of 15 rounds):

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 86 points
2. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 78 points
3. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC51 points
4. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC40 points
5. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 34 points
6. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 32 points
7. Henning SolbergStobart/Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 22 points
8. Gigi GalliStobart VK M-Sport Ford Focus WRC 17 points
9. Matthew WilsonStobart VK M-Sport Ford Focus WRC 12 points
10. Francois DuvalStobart VK M-Sport Ford Focus WRC 11 points
11. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC11 points
12. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 9 points
13. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC6 points
14. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC5 points
15. Andreas MikkelsenRamsport Ford Focus WRC 4 points
16. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC3 points
17. Jean-Marie CuoqPeugeot 307 WRC2 points
18. Matti RantanenFord Focus RS WRC 062 points
= Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IV1 point
= Sebastien OgierCitroen C2 S16001 point
= Andreas AignerMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX1 point

World Rally Manufacturers' Championship (after 11 of 15 rounds):

1. Citroen Total WRT141 points
2. BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT 121 points
3. Subaru WRT74 points
4. Stobart VK M-Sport Ford RT 51 points
5. Munchi's Ford WRT 22 points
6. Suzuki WRT20 points

Junior Rally Championship (for drivers) (after 5 of 7 rounds):

1. Sebastien OgierCitroen C2 S160034 points
2. Shaun GallagherCitroen C2 S160025 points
3. Aaron BurkartCitroen C2 S160024 points
4. Michal KosciuszkoSuzuki Swift S160022 points
5. Patrik SandellR enault Clio S160014 points
= Alessandro BettegaRenault Clio R314 points
7. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S160012 points
8. Jaan MolderSuzuki Swift S16008 points
= Gilles SchammelRenault Clio R38 points
10. Stefano AlbertiniRenault Clio7 points
= Simone BertolottiRenault Clio Sport7 points
12. Kevin AbbringRenault Clio R36 points
= Florian NiegelSuzuki Swift S16006 points
14. Andrea CortinovisRenault Clio4 points
15. Hans Weijs JrCitroen C2-R2 Max2 points
16. Francesco FanariCitroen C2 R21 point
= Milos KomljenovicRenault Clio R31 point

Production Car World Rally Championship (for drivers) (after 6 of 8 rounds):

1. Andreas AignerMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX30 points
2. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IV26 points
3. Jari KetomaaSubaru Impreza N1423 points
4. Patrik SandellPeugeot 20722 points
5. Martin ProkopMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX17 points
6. Martin RauamMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX15 points
7. Fumio NutaharaMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX14 points
8. Armindo AraujoMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX12 points
9. Bernardo SousaMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX12 points
10. Sebastian BeltranMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX8 points
= Jussi V?lim?ki Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 8 points
12. Mirco BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX6 points
= Evgeniy VertunovSubaru Impreza WRX STi6 points
= Evgeny AksakovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX6 points
15. Oscar SvedlundSubaru Impreza WRX Sti5 points
16. Haydon PaddonMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX5 points
17. Uwe NittelMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX4 points
18. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza3 points
= Amjad FarrahMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX3 points
= Simone CampedelliMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX3 points
= Jussi Tiippana Subaru Impreza WRX Sti 3 points
23. Loris BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX1 point
= Giorgio BaccoSubaru Impreza1 point

Note: The Rallye New Zealand did not count as part of the Junior World Rally Championship.


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