SS28 - Sikot 2 (27.76km): Petter Solberg fastest through SS28; Andersson second; Sordo third; Atkinson fourth; Hirvonen fifth; Loeb sixth - despite spinning near the finish and having to reverse; Latvala hit a post; Novikov heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 34.3 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS28:

1. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 200818mins 00.2secs M
2. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 16.3secs M
3. Dani SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 16.9secs M
4. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 24.1secs M
5. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 30.6secs M
6. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 41.4secs M
7. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 41.5secs M
8. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 52.2secs M
9. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+01mins 20.3secs MT
10. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9+01mins 21.9secs P

Overall times after SS28:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 3hours 22mins 53.9secs M
2. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 34.3secs M
3. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +02mins 24.6secs M
4. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+03mins 45.9secs M
5. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+05mins 14.2secs M
6. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+06mins 10.0secs M
7. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+07mins 04.8secs MT
8. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+13mins 25.2secs M
9. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+15mins 39.2secs MT
10. Dani SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +17mins 13.3secs M
11. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+17mins 51.6secs P
12. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9+18mins 18.4secs P
13. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+18mins 26.3secs P
14. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+21mins 56.5secs P
15. Takuma KamadaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+22mins 43.2secs P
16. Mirco BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+24mins 52.9secs P
17. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +31mins 43.8secs P
18. Eiichi IwashitaMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+32mins 31.2secs N4

Overall PWRC after SS28:

1. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX3hours 40mins 45.5secs P
2. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9+00mins 26.8secs P
3. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+00mins 34.7secs 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

SS17. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07Suspension. MT*
SS18/SS19. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008Went off the road. M*

SS23. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07Suspension. MT*
SS23. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRCWent off the road. A8*
SS23. Naren KumarSubaru Impreza WRX STiRetired P
SS23. Jari KetomaaSubaru Impreza WRX STiRetired N4

* 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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