SS8 - Kongsvinger 2 (13.45km): Hirvonen sets quickest time and increases lead by 1.5 seconds; Loeb second; Latvala completes top three followed by Henning Solberg and Wilson; Aava went off the road and lost around 25 seconds; Ogier made two mistakes and hit a bank; Sandell heads the P-WRC category; Mikkelsen went off the road and lost over 3.5 minutes; Hirvonen now leads overall by 7.3 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS8:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 9mins 10.3secs M
2. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.5secs M
3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 03.4secs M
4. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 05.3secs MT
5. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 05.7secs A8
6. P-G AnderssonSkoda Fabia WRC+00mins 07.6secs A8
7. Petter SolbergPS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC+00mins 09.4secs A8
8. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 11.3secs M
9. Evgeny NovikovCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 11.5secs MT
10. Conrad RautenbachCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 19.3secs MT

Overall times after SS8:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hour 06mins 39.4secs M
2. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.3secs M
3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 24.9secs M
4. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+01mins 07.8secs M
5. Petter SolbergPS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC+01mins 26.7secs A8
6. P-G AnderssonSkoda Fabia WRC+01mins 32.7secs A8
7. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +01mins 34.5secs MT
8. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +02mins 03.8secs A8
9. Sebastien OgierCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+02mins 37.0secs A8
10. Urmo AavaStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +02mins 38.8secs MT
11. Evgeny NovikovCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+03mins 05.5secs MT
12. Mads ?stbergAdapta AS Subaru Impreza WRC +03mins 17.9secs A8
13. Conrad RautenbachCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+03mins 19.8secs MT
14. Patrik SandellSkoda Fabia S2000+05mins 11.9secs P
15. Armindo AraujoMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+07mins 10.1secs P
16. Peter van MerksteijnFord Focus RS WRC 07+07mins 29.0secs A8
17. Martin ProkopMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+07mins 36.1secs P
18. Andis NeiksansMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+08mins 09.1secs P
19. Trond LysengSubaru Impreza STi+08mins 36.2secs N4
20. Andreas MikkelsenSubaru Impreza WRX STI+08mins 48.6secs

Overall PWRC after SS8:

1. Patrik SandellSkoda Fabia S20001hour 11mins 51.3secs P
2. Armindo AraujoMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+01mins 58.2secs P
3. Martin ProkopMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+02mins 24.2secs P

Notable retirements:

SS3. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STIEngine. P
SS7. Bernardo SousaFiat Abarth Grande Punto S2000Engine. 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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