SS18 - Kina 2 (9.55km): Hirvonen fastest through SS18; Sordo second; Latvala third; Loeb fourth; Andersson fifth; Wilson sixth; Petter Solberg went into a ditch and lost over 90 seconds - retired from leg after test; Atkinson spun; Henning Solberg retired after SS17 - suspension damage; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 21 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS18:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 5mins 54.3secs M
2. Dani SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.8secs M
3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 01.1secs M
4. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.3secs M
5. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 07.7secs M
6. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 13.3secs MT
7. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 13.6secs M
8. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+00mins 23.0secs A8
9. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 31.8secs M
10. Jari KetomaaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+00mins 39.2secs N4

Overall times after SS18:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 2hours 18mins 34.7secs M
2. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 21.0secs M
3. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 56.8secs M
4. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+02mins 29.0secs M
5. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+03mins 11.2secs M
6. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+04mins 34.8secs MT
7. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+04mins 46.6secs M
8. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+05mins 15.4secs M
9. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+10mins 03.6secs MT
10. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+12mins 28.8secs P
11. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+12mins 46.3secs P
12. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9+12mins 48.8secs P
13. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+13mins 17.9secs P
14. Takuma KamadaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+14mins 24.4secs P
15. Mirco BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+15mins 04.5secs P
16. Katsuhiko TaguchiMitsubishi Lancer Evo X+15mins 21.9secs P
17. Dani SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +15mins 57.0secs M
18. Jari KetomaaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+16mins 22.8secs N4
19. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +17mins 44.6secs P
20. Evgeniy VertunovSubaru Impreza WRX STi+22mins 08.7secs P

Overall PWRC after SS18:

1. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX2hours 31mins 03.5secs P
2. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+00mins 17.5secs P
3. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9+00mins 20.0secs 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
SS17. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07Suspension. MT
SS18/SS19. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008Went off the road. M

* 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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