SS9 - Sapporo 1 (1.49km): Hirvonen fastest through SS9; Loeb second; Latvala third; Atkinson fourth; Henning Solberg fifth; Petter Solberg sixth; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 24.1 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 1min 39.4secs M
2. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.1secs M
3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 02.0secs M
4. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 02.9secs M
5. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 03.3secs MT
6. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 03.4secs M
7. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 05.5secs MT
8. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 05.5secs M
9. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 05.6secs M
10. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9+00mins 07.2secs P

Overall times after SS9:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 40mins 59.2secs M
2. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 24.1secs M
3. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 27.4secs M
4. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 57.8secs M
5. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 59.0secs M
6. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+01mins 07.0secs MT
7. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+01mins 07.3secs M
8. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+01mins 33.9secs M
9. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+01mins 42.1secs MT
10. Jari KetomaaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+02mins 55.4secs N4
11. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+03mins 03.9secs P
12. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+03mins 08.4secs P
13. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+03mins 17.7secs P
14. Mirco BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+03mins 25.3secs P
15. Katsuhiko TaguchiMitsubishi Lancer Evo X+03mins 28.0secs P
16. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +03mins 28.3secs P
17. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+03mins 29.1secs MT
18. Naren KumarSubaru Impreza WRX STi+03mins 37.8secs P
19. Kazuhiro KitamuraSubaru Impreza WRX STi+03mins 38.6secs N4
20. Takuma KamadaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+03mins 40.3secs P

Overall PWRC after SS9:

1. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX44mins 03.1secs P
2. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+00mins 04.5secs P
3. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 13.8secs P

Notable retirements:

SS1. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRCWent off the road. A8
SS2. Hiroshi Yanagisawa Subaru Impreza WRX STiMechanical. P
SS6. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRCTurbo. M
SS6. Francois DuvalStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07Crashed. MT

* 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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