SS9 - Resolfen 1 (30.68 km): Sordo fastest through a icy and slippery SS9; Hirvonen second; Loeb third; Petter Solberg fourth; Gardemeister fifth; Latvala sixth; Ostberg had engine problems; Ogier rolled out - hit a bank near the end; Rautenbach went off - lost over 5 minutes; Mark Higgins re-started under the SupeRally - and then crashed out again; Flodin heads the PWRC category; Latvala leads the overall event by 0.8secs.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC17mins 12.5secs M
2. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 00mins 18.0secs M
3. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00min 23.5secs M
4. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 26.1secs M
5. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 28.9secs M
6. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 31.4secs M
7. Mads OstbergAdapta WRT Subaru WRC +00mins 38.8secs A8
8. Francois DuvalStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 38.9secs MT
9. Barry ClarkStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 44.4secs A8
10. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 45.3secs M

Overall times after SS9:

1. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 49mins 04.4secs M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 00.8secs M
3. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 05.0secs M
4. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 22.1secs M
5. Mads OstbergAdapta WRT Subaru WRC +00mins 31.4secs A8
6. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 36.4secs M
7. Francois DuvalStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 59.5secs MT
8. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+01mins 14.9secs A8
9. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+01mins 44.8secs M
10. Barry ClarkStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+02mins 04.5secs A8
11. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+02mins 18.7secs MT
12. Patrick FlodinSubaru Impreza WRX STi+03mins 11.0secs P / B
13. Guy WilksMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+03mins 24.6secs P / B
14. Patrik SandellPeugeot 207 S2000+04mins 03.8secs P
15. Mirco BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+04mins 18.2secs P
16. David HigginsSubaru Impreza WRX STi+04mins 22.2secs P / B
17. Andreas AignerMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+04mins 25.8secs P
18. Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +04mins 32.6secs A8
19. Valentino RossiStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+04mins 37.4secs A8
20. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 04mins 46.8secs M

Overall PWRC after SS9:

1. Patrick FlodinSubaru Impreza WRX STi52mins 15.4secs P / B
2. Guy WilksMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 13.6secs P / B
3. Patrik SandellPeugeot 207 S2000+00mins 52.8secs P

Notable retirements:

SS3. Giovanni ManfrinatoMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9Went off the road. P
SS3. Gaurav GillSubaru Impreza WRX STiWent off the road. P
SS3. Loris BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IXMechanical P
SS3. Mark HigginsSubaru Impreza WRX STiWent off the road P / B*
SS6. Juho HanninenMitsubishi Lancer Evo 9Engine. P / B
SS7. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008Crashed. M
SS7. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IXMechanical. P / B
SS7. Martin ProkopMitsubishi Lancer Evo IXEngine.P
SS8. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 Mechanical P

SS9. Sebastien OgierPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRCRolled. A8
SS9. Mark HigginsSubaru Impreza WRX STiCrashed. P / B

* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally format.

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production Car WRC entry.
B - denotes registered to score points in the BRC.

all times unofficial

 

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