SS16 - Rheola 1 (27.96 km): Loeb fastest through a very slippery, icy and tricky SS16; Latvala second - 5.1 secs slower after a 'moment' when he almost ended up in a ditch; Sordo third; Petter Solberg fourth; Hirvonen fifth; Andersson sixth; Ogier re-started under the SupeRally; Flodin heads the PWRC category; Latvala leads the overall event by 2.2 secs.

Top ten stage times for SS16:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 16mins 15.0secs M
2. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 05.1secs M
3. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 10.3secs M
4. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 19.2secs M
5. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 27.7secs M
6. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 33.1secs M
7. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 35.4secs M
8. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 47.5secs A8
9. Francois DuvalStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 56.1secs MT
10. Sebastien OgierPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+01mins 14.3secs A8

Overall times after SS16:

1. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 2hours 04mins 12.5secs M
2. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.2secs M
3. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 33.1secs M
4. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+01mins 06.6secs M
5. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC+02mins 34.1secs M
6. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+02mins 51.7secs A8
7. Francois DuvalStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+03mins 20.6secs MT
8. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+04mins 03.3secs M
9. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 05mins 07.5secs M
10. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+06mins 02.7secs MT
11. Barry ClarkStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+07mins 00.1secs A8
12. Patrick FlodinSubaru Impreza WRX STi+09mins 21.3secs P / B
13. Patrik SandellPeugeot 207 S2000+09mins 54.0secs P
14. Andreas AignerMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+10mins 24.8secs P
15. Valentino RossiStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+10mins 56.9secs A8
16. Guy WilksMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+11mins 46.3secs P / B
17. Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +11mins 48.3secs A8
18. Jari KetomaaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+12mins 48.5secs P
19. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+13mins 06.3secs A8
20. Steve PerezStobart VK Ford Focus+15mins 46.3secs A8

Overall PWRC after SS16:

1. Patrick FlodinSubaru Impreza WRX STi1hour 54mins 42.4secs P / B
2. Patrik SandellPeugeot 207 S2000+00mins 32.7secs P
3. Andreas AignerMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+01mins 03.5secs P

Notable retirements:

DNS. Darren GassMitsubishi Lancer Evo IXDid not start - hand injury. P / B
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

SS8/9. Evgeny AksakovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IXWithdrawn. P
SS9. Sebastien OgierPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRCRolled. A8*
SS9. Mark HigginsSubaru Impreza WRX STiCrashed. P / B
SS9. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IXEngine. P
SS9. Teemu ArminenSubaru ImprezaMechanical P
SS9. Nasser Al-AttiyahSubaru Impreza WRX STiMechanical P
SS11. Egon KaurSubaru ImprezaMechanical P
SS14. Mads OstbergAdapta WRT Subaru WRC Went off the road. A8

* 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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