SS4 - Pipaoi 1 (5.74km): Loeb fastest through SS4; Latvala second; Hirvonen third; Duval fourth; Atkinson fifth; Petter Solberg sixth; Andersson reported a clutch problem; Brynildsen heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 6.9 seconds.

Note: Isepo (SS3/7) was cancelled due to snow.

Top ten stage times for SS4:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 3mins 17.3secs M
2. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.3secs M
3. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 02.3secs M
4. Francois DuvalStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 02.6secs MT
5. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 03.6secs M
6. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 03.7secs M
7. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 04.0secs M
8. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 04.9secs M
9. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 05.8secs MT
10. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 07.6secs MT

Overall times after SS4:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 21mins 41.7secs M
2. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 06.9secs M
3. Francois DuvalStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 10.6secs MT
4. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 13.1secs M
5. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 17.5secs M
6. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 24.5secs MT
7. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 25.3secs M
8. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 27.2secs M
9. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 31.6secs M
10. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 47.7secs M
11. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 47.9secs MT
12. Jari KetomaaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+01mins 29.5secs N4
13. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+01mins 37.2secs P
14. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+01mins 42.6secs P
15. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+01mins 44.4secs P
16. Mirco BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+01mins 57.7secs P
17. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +01mins 59.9secs P
18. Naren KumarSubaru Impreza WRX STi+02mins 01.3secs P
19. Katsuhiko TaguchiMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+02mins 02.2secs P
20. Haruo OshimaMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+02mins 03.7secs N4

Overall PWRC after SS4:

1. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX23mins 18.9secs P
2. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 05.4secs P
3. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+00mins 07.2secs P

Notable retirements:

SS1. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRCWent off the road. A8

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

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production Car WRC entry.

all times unofficial

 

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