SS18 - V?ler 1 (30.03km): Hirvonen starts day with a win; Loeb second - 5.3 seconds slower; Latvala third followed by Henning Solberg and Sordo; Wilson sixth - closes to within 0.3 seconds of Petter Solberg in P6; ?stberg was late out of service; Sandell still heads the P-WRC category - despite error that cost him around 15 secs; Loeb leads overall by 9.7 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS18:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 16mins 07.5secs M
2. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00min 05.3secs M
3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 19.3secs M
4. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 19.9secs MT
5. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 33.6secs M
6. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 37.8secs A8
7. Petter SolbergPS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC+00mins 39.8secs A8
8. Urmo AavaStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 41.4secs MT
9. Mads ?stbergAdapta AS Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 46.5secs A8
10. Sebastien OgierCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 49.8secs A8

Overall times after SS18:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hours 38mins 23.9secs M
2. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 09.7secs M
3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 57.2secs M
4. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +02mins 55.9secs MT
5. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+03mins 21.6secs M
6. Petter SolbergPS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC+05mins 25.4secs A8
7. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +05mins 25.7secs A8
8. Urmo AavaStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +05mins 54.6secs MT
9. Mads ?stbergAdapta AS Subaru Impreza WRC +08mins 29.0secs A8
10. Sebastien OgierCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+09mins 54.7secs A8
11. Conrad RautenbachCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+12mins 01.9secs MT
12. Evgeny NovikovCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+13mins 54.1secs MT
13. Patrik SandellSkoda Fabia S2000+15mins 34.6secs P
14. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+17mins 04.2secs P
15. Martin ProkopMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+18mins 18.6secs P
16. Armindo AraujoMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+18mins 58.4secs P
17. Andis NeiksansMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+19mins 40.6secs P
18. Andreas MikkelsenSubaru Impreza WRX STI+19mins 48.7secs P
19. Anders Gr?ndalSubaru Impreza WRC+20mins 02.6secs A8
20. Peter van Merksteijn Jr. Ford Focus RS WRC 06+24mins 27.3secs A8

Overall PWRC after SS18:

1. Patrik SandellSkoda Fabia S20002hours 53mins 58.5secs P
2. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+01mins 29.6secs P
3. Martin ProkopMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+02mins 44.0secs P

Notable retirements:

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

SS12/13. P-G AnderssonSkoda Fabia WRCClutch. 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.

all times unofficial

 

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