SS21: Hirvonen strenghtens his grip on 4th

As Loeb edges closer to victory

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30 July 2011 - 16:52
SS21: Hirvonen strenghtens his grip (...)

Mikko Hirvonen has all but secured fourth position on Neste Oil Rally Finland after winning the penultimate stage of the world championship qualifier in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

Out front Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb will take a lead of 8.4s over Ford driver Jari-Matti Latvala into the final test, the 4.19-kilometre Power Stage.

Mads Ostberg, who was fourth quickest in his M-Sport Stobart Fiesta, reported damage to his car’s left-rear upright after completing the stage.

Crews are now heading to a regroup in Laajavuori. The Power Stage, which will be shown live on television throughout the world, is due to get underway at 19:11hrs local time.

Pos.DriverCarTime
01 S. LOEB / D. ELENA Citroën DS3 WRC 2h36m56.8s
02 J. LATVALA / M. ANTTILA Ford Fiesta RS WRC +8.4s
03 S. OGIER / J. INGRASSIA Citroën DS3 WRC +12.8s
04 M. HIRVONEN / J. LEHTINEN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1m09.7s
05 P. SOLBERG / C. PATTERSSON Citroën DS3 WRC +1m15.9s
06 M. ØSTBERG / J. ANDERSSON Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1m25.5s
07 H. SOLBERG / I. MINOR Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3m25.3s
08 M. WILSON / S. MARTIN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3m50.5s
09 K. RAIKKONEN / K. LINDSTRÖM Citroën DS3 WRC +3m57.0s
10 J. HANNINEN / M. MARKKULA Skoda Fabia S2000 +5m08.8s
11 D. SORDO / C. DEL BARRIO MINI WRC +7m02.7s
12 D. KUIPERS / F. MICLOTTE Ford Fiesta RS WRC +7m34.4s
13 M. PROKOP / J. TOMÁNEK FORD Fiesta S2000 +7m43.2s
14 O. TÄNAK / K. SIKK FORD Fiesta S2000 +8m33.9s
15 P. ANDERSSON / E. AXELSSON Subaru Impreza R4 +9m41.3s

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