SS9 - Appricciani-Coggia 1 (14.37km): Loeb fastest through SS9; Duval second; Hirvonen third; Latvala fourth; Petter Solberg fifth; Mikkelsen sixth; Atkinson lost around a minute with a front puncture; Aava had brake issues; Rautenbach had a puncture - lost over 2 minutes; Prokop re-takes lead in the JWRC category; Loeb heads the overall event by 41.7 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 9mins 23.9secs M
2. Francois DuvalBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.8secs M
3. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 03.2secs M
4. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 05.3secs MT
5. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 08.6secs M
6. Andreas MikkelsenRamsport Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 09.2secs A8
7. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+00mins 20.6secs A8
8. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 26.3secs M
9. Mads OstbergAdapta WRT Subaru WRC +00mins 30.4secs A8
10. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 32.2secs MT

Overall times after SS9:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1hour 50mins 23.7secs M
2. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 41.7secs M
3. Francois DuvalBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 44.3secs M
4. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+01mins 40.8secs MT
5. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+01mins 43.4secs M
6. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+03mins 06.6secs M
7. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+04mins 27.2secs A8
8. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+04mins 56.5secs M
9. Brice TirabassiSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+05mins 20.1secs A8
10. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+05mins 29.2secs M
11. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+05mins 36.3secs MT
12. Mads OstbergAdapta WRT Subaru WRC +05mins 37.1secs A8
13. Andreas MikkelsenRamsport Ford Focus WRC 07+07mins 34.0secs A8
14. Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +08mins 04.4secs A8
15. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+08mins 19.4secs A8
16. Barry ClarkStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+08mins 24.4secs A8
17. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+09mins 45.2secs A8
18. Gareth JonesSubaru Impreza WRC S12B+09mins 47.9secs A8
19. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S1600+10mins 51.1secs J
20. Pierre CampanaRenault Clio R3 MAXI+10mins 53.7secs J

Overall JWRC after SS9:

1. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S16002hours 01mins 14.8secs J
2. Pierre CampanaRenault Clio R3 MAXI+00mins 02.6secs J
3. Alessandro BettegaRenault Clio R3+00mins 34.8secs J

Notable retirements:

SS1. Michal KosciuszkoSuzuki Swift S1600Accident. J
SS3. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRCAccident. M

* 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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