Jari-Matti Latvala leads in Finland!

Update after SS8

By Franck Drui

30 July 2010 - 15:23
Jari-Matti Latvala leads in Finland!

Jari-Matti Latvala moved into a slender lead of Neste Oil Rally Finland on SS7, and he extended his advantage to 7.9sec on SS8.

A stage win for the Ford Focus RS driver on SS7 was enough to edge him ahead of Petter Solberg by 2.7sec, but on SS8 he pulled another five seconds clear.

Sebastien Ogier remains third, 12.8sec adrift of Solberg, while Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo are tied in fourth, 11.1sec further back.

Stobart M-Sport Ford team driver Henning Solberg retired after rolling his Focus 1.5km from the start line. The Norwegian had been sixth overall.

Overall standings after SS8:

01 Jari-Matti LATVALA Ford Focus WRC 57m51.8s
02 Petter SOLBERG Citroën C4 WRC +7.9s
03 Sébastien OGIER Citroën C4 WRC +20.7s
04 Sébastien LOEB Citroën C4 WRC +31.8s
05 Dani SORDO Citroën C4 WRC +31.8s
06 Matthew WILSON Ford Focus WRC +2m06.5s
07 Juha KANKKUNEN Ford Focus WRC +2m39.8s
08 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Citroën C4 WRC +2m46.3s
09 Juho HÄNNINEN Skoda Fabia S2000 +2m57.5s
10 Matti RANTANEN Skoda Fabia S2000 +3m32.3s
11 Per Gunnar ANDERSSON Skoda Fabia S2000 +3m49.3s
12 Patrik SANDELL Skoda Fabia S2000 +3m53.4s
13 Mads ÖTSBERG Subaru Impreza WRC +4m08.4s
14 Toni GARDEMEISTER Ford Fiesta S2000 +4m24.1s
15 Martin PROKOP Ford Fiesta S2000 +4m38.2s



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