SS8 - Les Garrigues 1 (8.60km): Loeb fastest through SS8; Sordo second; Duval third; Hirvonen fourth; Aava fifth; Atkinson sixth; Ogier heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 20.8 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS8.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 5mins 02.7secs M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 02.6secs M
3. Francois DuvalBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 03.5secs M
4. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 05.1secs M
5. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+00mins 06.1secs A8
6. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 06.4secs M
7. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 07.2secs M
8. Andreas MikkelsenRamsport Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 07.6secs A8
9. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 09.6secs MT
10. Brice TirabassiSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 14.6secs A8

Overall times after SS8:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1hour 36mins 45.1secs M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 20.8secs M
3. Francois DuvalBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 46.2secs M
4. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 55.7secs M
5. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+02mins 19.5secs M
6. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+02mins 32.3secs A8
7. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+02mins 41.2secs M
8. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+02mins 44.5secs MT
9. Andreas MikkelsenRamsport Ford Focus WRC 07+03mins 07.2secs A8
10. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+04mins 47.8secs MT
11. Brice TirabassiSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+05mins 08.7secs A8
12. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+05mins 09.7secs A8
13. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+05mins 58.6secs MT
14. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+06mins 09.7secs MT
15. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+07mins 00.3secs M
16. Mads OstbergAdapta Subaru WRC S12b+07mins 13.4secs A8
17. Peter van MerksteijnFord Focus RS WRC 07+07mins 28.1secs A8
18. Sebastien OgierCitroen C2 S1600+08mins 23.3secs J
19. Eamonn BolandSubaru Impreza WRC S12b+09mins 10.2secs A8
20. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S1600+09mins 33.4secs J

Overall JWRC after SS8:

1. Sebastien OgierCitroen C2 S16001hour 45mins 08.4secs J
2. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S1600+01mins 10.1secs J
3. Alessandro BettegaRenault Clio R3+01mins 54.3secs J

Notable retirements:

DNS. Francesco FanariCitroen C2-R2Did not start - ill. J
SS2. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRCWent off the road. M*
SS3. Peter Jr van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 06Went off the road. A8*
SS6/7. Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 Retired from day 1 after SS6. A8*
SS6/7. Sergio PerezCitroen C2 S1600Mechanical. J

* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally format.

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.

all times unofficial

 

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