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29 July 2011 - 15:46
SS8: More progress for Latvala

Factory Ford driver Jari-Matti Latvala has moved to within 5.0s of the lead of Neste Oil Rally Finland, as Sebastien Ogier slashes Citroen team-mate Sebastien Loeb’s overall advantage to 0.7s.

“It’s another good stage and a bit more dry but it’s difficult to use the advantage because there is only a small line from Seb,” said Ogier.

Loeb added: “I am satisfied with my driving but I am losing time because of the conditions.”

Mikko Hirvonen has continued Ford’s dominance of the second day of the world championship qualifier by setting the fastest time in his Fiesta.

Jari Ketomaa has rolled his privateer Fiesta and is understood to have retired.

Dani Sordo and Petter Solberg both reported losing time passing Ketomaa’s stricken machine. Ketomaa and co-driver Mika Stenberg are both uninjured.

Standings after SS8:

Pos.DriverCarTime
01 S. LOEB / D. ELENA Citroën DS3 WRC 1h07m33.6s
02 S. OGIER / J. INGRASSIA Citroën DS3 WRC +0.7s
03 J. LATVALA / M. ANTTILA Ford Fiesta RS WRC +5.0s
04 P. SOLBERG / C. PATTERSSON Citroën DS3 WRC +29.7s
05 M. ØSTBERG / J. ANDERSSON Ford Fiesta RS WRC +55.7s
06 D. SORDO / C. DEL BARRIO MINI WRC +1m16.7s
07 J. HANNINEN / M. MARKKULA Skoda Fabia S2000 +1m22.5s
08 K. MEEKE / P. NAGLE MINI WRC +1m38.2s
09 M. HIRVONEN / J. LEHTINEN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1m39.0s
10 H. SOLBERG / I. MINOR Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1m53.2s
11 M. WILSON / S. MARTIN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1m54.2s
12 K. RAIKKONEN / K. LINDSTRÖM Citroën DS3 WRC +2m00.0s
13 M. PROKOP / J. TOMÁNEK FORD Fiesta S2000 +2m16.6s
14 D. KUIPERS / F. MICLOTTE Ford Fiesta RS WRC +2m46.1s
15 A. MIKKELSEN / O. FLOENE SKODA Fabia S2000 +3m09.0s

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