SS5 - Kongsvinger 1 (13.45km): Hirvonen sets pace again and increases lead by 2.3 seconds; Loeb is 'best of rest'; Latvala completes top-three followed by Sordo and Petter Solberg; Gr?ndal went off the road and into a ditch - lost over 8 minutes; Sandell heads the P-WRC category; Flodin went off; Brynildsen went off; Hirvonen now leads overall by 4.8 seconds going into the short mid-day halt.

Top ten stage times for SS5:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 8mins 56.9secs M
2. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 02.3secs M
3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 08.7secs M
4. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 11.6secs M
5. Petter SolbergPS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC+00mins 15.4secs A8
6. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 16.9secs MT
7. Urmo AavaStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 18.3secs MT
8. Sebastien OgierCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 19.3secs A8
9. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 21.4secs A8
10. P-G AnderssonSkoda Fabia WRC+00mins 23.7secs A8

Overall times after SS5:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 37mins 11.5secs M
2. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.8secs M
3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 25.7secs M
4. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 40.3secs M
5. Petter SolbergPS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC+01mins 00.9secs A8
6. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +01mins 19.2secs MT
7. Urmo AavaStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +01mins 23.2secs MT
8. Sebastien OgierCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+01mins 24.9secs A8
9. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +01mins 28.1secs A8
10. P-G AnderssonSkoda Fabia WRC+01mins 32.6secs A8
11. Evgeny NovikovCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+01mins 59.3secs MT
12. Conrad RautenbachCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+02mins 21.3secs MT
13. Mads ?stbergAdapta AS Subaru Impreza WRC +02mins 24.2secs A8
14. Patrik SandellSkoda Fabia S2000+03mins 12.9secs P
15. Andreas MikkelsenSubaru Impreza WRX STI+03mins 21.4secs P
16. Armindo AraujoMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+04mins 30.1secs P
17. Peter van MerksteijnFord Focus RS WRC 07+04mins 31.2secs A8
18. Peter van Merksteijn Jr. Ford Focus RS WRC 06+04mins 39.6secs A8
19. Martin ProkopMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+04mins 47.8secs P
20. Trond LysengSubaru Impreza STi+04mins 57.7secs N4

Overall PWRC after SS5:

1. Patrik SandellSkoda Fabia S200040mins 24.4secs P
2. Andreas MikkelsenSubaru Impreza WRX STI+00mins 08.5secs P
3. Armindo AraujoMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+01mins 17.2secs P

Notable retirements:

SS3. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STIEngine. 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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