SS16 - Nikara 2 (31.12km): Latvala fastest through a very rough and rutted SS16; Hirvonen second; Loeb third; Petter Solberg fourth; Atkinson fifth; Sordo sixth; Andersson had to stop and change a wheel; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 16.7 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS16:

1. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 18mins 22.8secs M
2. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.2secs M
3. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.3secs M
4. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 02.0secs M
5. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 04.9secs M
6. Dani SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 18.5secs M
7. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 19.7secs MT
8. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 48.5secs M
9. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 48.9secs MT
10. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+01mins 08.2secs MT

Overall times after SS16:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 1hour 51mins 17.7secs M
2. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 16.7secs M
3. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 33.0secs M
4. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+01mins 11.5secs M
5. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+01mins 36.7secs M
6. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+02mins 37.8secs MT
7. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+03mins 29.2secs MT
8. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+03mins 42.3secs M
9. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+04mins 45.6secs M
10. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+07mins 31.0secs MT
11. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+08mins 52.2secs P
12. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9+09mins 45.5secs P
13. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+09mins 52.6secs P
14. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+09mins 56.5secs P
15. Takuma KamadaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+10mins 52.1secs P
16. Mirco BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+11mins 20.4secs P
17. Katsuhiko TaguchiMitsubishi Lancer Evo X+11mins 22.0secs P
18. Jari KetomaaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+13mins 12.7secs N4
19. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +13mins 36.5secs P
20. Evgeniy VertunovSubaru Impreza WRX STi+15mins 26.6secs P

Overall PWRC after SS16:

1. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX2hours 00mins 09.9secs P
2. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9+00mins 53.3secs P
3. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+01mins 00.4secs P

Notable retirements:

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

SS13. Martin RauamMitsubishi Lancer Evo IXWent off the road. P
SS13. Naren KumarSubaru Impreza WRX STiTurbo. P
SS16. Armindo AraujoMitsubishi Lancer Evo IXTransmission. P
SS16. Subhan AksaMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9Damper P

* 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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