Sordo fastest in SS5, but Solberg leads
News after SS5
Citroen driver Dani Sordo was the fastest driver through the repeated Jukojarvi test while Petter Solberg completed Friday morning’s loop with a 1.3 second overall lead of Neste Oil Rally Finland.
Sordo shaved more than 10 seconds off his earlier time through Jukojarvi (SS3), underlining the cleaning effect on the damp gravel road. The Spaniard remained third place in the overall standings, 3.8sec behind Ford driver Jari-Matti Latvala, who was second quickest through SS5.
Sebastien Loeb dropped behind his team-mate Sebastien Ogier into fifth because of handling problems with his C4 WRC. Loeb lost his car’s front splitter 19km into SS4 and reported that the car was lifting too much over crests and jumps as a result.
Subaru privateer Mads Ostberg lost more than three minutes after stopping to change a puncture.
Overall standings after SS5:
|01||Petter SOLBERG||Citroën C4 WRC||35m34.7s|
|02||Jari-Matti LATVALA||Ford Focus WRC||+1.3s|
|03||Dani SORDO||Citroën C4 WRC||+5.1s|
|04||Sébastien OGIER||Citroën C4 WRC||+11.8s|
|05||Sébastien LOEB||Citroën C4 WRC||+18.9s|
|06||Henning SOLBERG||Ford Focus WRC||+23.0s|
|07||Matthew WILSON||Ford Focus WRC||+1m04.5s|
|08||Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN||Citroën C4 WRC||+1m31.6s|
|09||Khalid AL QASSIMI||Ford Focus WRC||+1m38.6s|
|10||Juha KANKKUNEN||Ford Focus WRC||+1m45.3s|
|11||Jari KETOMAA||Ford Fiesta S2000||+1m51.0s|
|12||Juho HÄNNINEN||Skoda Fabia S2000||+1m52.3s|
|13||Matti RANTANEN||Skoda Fabia S2000||+2m15.0s|
|14||Per Gunnar ANDERSSON||Skoda Fabia S2000||+2m28.3s|
|15||Patrik SANDELL||Skoda Fabia S2000||+2m30.6s|
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