SS9 - Sloughan Glen 1 (27.76km): Loeb fastest through a tricky and slippery SS9, which contained patches of black ice and standing water; Sordo second; Hirvonen third; Atkinson fourth; Latvala fifth - having re-started under the SupeRally along with the likes of Urmo Aava and Niall McShea; Henning Solberg hit something and sustained a puncture; Ogier went off and lost over 2 minutes; Gareth MacHale had gearbox problems; Rautenbach went off and retired; Weijs heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads overall by 57.1secs.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 14mins 43.3secs M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 12.7secs M
3. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 13.3secs M
4. Chris AtkinsonCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 43.0secs MT
5. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 57.0secs M
6. Henning SolbergStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08+01mins 05.4secs MT
7. Matthew WilsonStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08+01mins 09.3secs A8
8. Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +01mins 11.2secs A8
9. Niall McShea Proton Satria Neo S2000+01mins 19.0secs S2000
10. Urmo AavaStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08+01mins 19.1secs MT

Overall times after SS9:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1hour 24mins 18.5secs M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 57.1secs M
3. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +01mins 18.1secs M
4. Henning SolbergStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08+04mins 14.8secs MT
5. Chris AtkinsonCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+05mins 34.2secs MT
6. Matthew WilsonStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08+06mins 05.3secs A8
7. Gareth MacHaleFord Focus WRC+06mins 47.6secs A8
8. Sebastien OgierCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+07mins 03.9secs A8
9. Eamonn BolandSubaru Impreza WRC+07mins 34.3secs A8
10. Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +08mins 12.5secs A8
11. Aaron MacHaleFord Focus WRC+08mins 50.0secs A8
12. Conrad RautenbachCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+09mins 18.3secs A8
13. Alan Ring Mitsubishi Evo 9 +10mins 28.7secs N4
14. Shaun Gallagher Mitsubishi Evo 9+10mins 54.0secs N4
15. Gary JenningsMitsubishi Evo 9 +11mins 05.3secs N4
16. Tim McNultySubaru S12B+11mins 38.1secs A8
17. Urmo AavaStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08+12mins 19.3secs MT
18. Hans WeijsCitroen C2 S1600+14mins 34.5secs J
19. Aaron BurkartSuzuki Swift S1600+14mins 42.3secs J
20. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S1600+15mins 18.3secs J

Overall JWRC after SS9:

1. Hans WeijsCitroen C2 S16001hour 38mins 53.0secs J
2. Aaron BurkartSuzuki Swift S1600+00mins 07.8secs J
3. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S1600+00mins 43.8secs J

Notable retirements:

SS2/3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 Went off. M*
SS2/3. Niall McShea Proton Satria Neo S2000Electrical. S2000*
SS3. Kevin AbbringRenault Clio R3Electrical. J*
SS6. Yoann BonatoSuzuki Swift SportStopped in stage. J*
SS6. Urmo AavaStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08Went off. MT*
SS6/9. Austin MacHaleFord Focus WRCWithdrawn A8

SS9. Conrad RautenbachCitroen Junior Team C4 WRCWent off. A8

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

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.

all times unofficial

 

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