Latvala still out front after SS10

News after SS10

By Franck Drui

30 July 2010 - 17:54
Latvala still out front after SS10

Jari-Matti Latvala continues to lead Rally Finland after SS10 and has extended his advantage over second placed Petter Solberg to exactly 10 seconds.

Latvala set the fastest time through the short SS9 but was beaten on SS10 by the men ahead of him in the start order - Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier - who found more speed on the repeated, swept, stage.

If Latvala holds the lead tonight he will be first in Saturday’s road order - a position which is likely to cost him time as he sweeps the road of loose gravel for the benefit of those behind.

In the circumstances, Petter Solberg was delighted to remain second but in-touch with the lead. “It was always my plan to lose time in this stage,” he said at the finish.

Sebastien Ogier holds third place, 11.1sec behind Solberg, while Loeb is 10.9sec further back in fourth.

Overall standings after SS10:

01 Jari-Matti LATVALA Ford Focus WRC 1h07m54.7s
02 Petter SOLBERG Citroën C4 WRC +10.0s
03 Sébastien OGIER Citroën C4 WRC +21.1s
04 Sébastien LOEB Citroën C4 WRC +32.0s
05 Dani SORDO Citroën C4 WRC +41.5s
06 Matthew WILSON Ford Focus WRC +2m32.0s
07 Juha KANKKUNEN Ford Focus WRC +3m04.2s
08 Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN Citroën C4 WRC +3m15.8s
09 Juho HÄNNINEN Skoda Fabia S2000 +3m34.6s
10 Matti RANTANEN Skoda Fabia S2000 +4m12.8s
11 Mads ÖTSBERG Subaru Impreza WRC +4m28.1s
12 Per Gunnar ANDERSSON Skoda Fabia S2000 +4m29.9s
13 Patrik SANDELL Skoda Fabia S2000 +5m03.0s
14 Toni GARDEMEISTER Ford Fiesta S2000 +5m10.8s
15 Mattias THERMAN Ford Focus WRC +5m42.0s



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