SS29 - Imeru 4 (2.57km): Petter Solberg fastest through SS29; Sordo second; Latvala third; Atkinson fourth; Andersson fifth; Hirvonen seventh; Loeb tenth; Hanninen snatches the PWRC win from Novikov in the final test; Hirvonen wins the overall event by 31.1 seconds, while third place give Sebastien Loeb the title.

Top ten stage times for SS29:

1. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 20082mins 03.8secs M
2. Dani SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.5secs M
3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 02.1secs M
4. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 02.4secs M
5. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 04.0secs M
6. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 04.7secs M
7. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 05.3secs M
8. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 05.8secs MT
9. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 06.9secs MT
10. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 11.3secs M

Overall times after SS29:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 3hours 25mins 03.0secs M
2. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 31.1secs M
3. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +02mins 30.6secs M
4. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+03mins 43.0secs M
5. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+05mins 12.9secs M
6. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+06mins 09.4secs M
7. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+07mins 05.3secs MT
8. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+13mins 19.9secs M
9. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+15mins 40.8secs MT
10. Dani SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +17mins 08.5secs M
11. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9+18mins 27.4secs P
12. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+18mins 33.7secs P
13. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+18mins 36.6secs P
14. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+22mins 15.2secs P
15. Takuma KamadaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+22mins 50.5secs P
16. Mirco BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+25mins 08.0secs P
17. Katsuhiko TaguchiMitsubishi Lancer Evo X+26mins 02.1secs P
18. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X +32mins 06.3secs P
19. Eiichi IwashitaMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+32mins 50.0secs N4
20. Haruo OshimaMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+42mins 40.0secs N4

Overall PWRC after SS29:

1. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 93hours 43mins 30.4secs P
2. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 06.3secs P
3. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+00mins 09.2secs 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
SS24. Martin RauamMitsubishi Lancer Evo IXRetired 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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