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Championship status
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Rally New Zealand 2008 counts for:

2008 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2008 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2008 FIA Production Car World Championship (for drivers)

Facts
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 450th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 11 of 15 
 Official name: Repco Rally of New Zealand 
 Edition: 38th 
 Date: from Friday 29-Aug-2008 to Sunday 31-Aug-2008 
 Rally HQ: Hamilton, North Island; New Zealand 
 Clerk of the Course: Willard Martin 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 65  
 Starters: 57  
 Finishers: 35 (61.4% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 18 
 Shortest: 3.14km(SS7 Mystery Creek Super Special 1)
 Longest: 32.36km(SS13 Te Akau North)
 Slowest: 61.50km/h(SS7 Mystery Creek Super Special 1)
 Fastest: 110.98km/h(SS13 Te Akau North)
 Planned stage distance: 353.04km(29.0% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 353.04km(29.0% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 865.16km
 Total distance: 1,218.20km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 44th win and 69th podium for Sebastien Loeb.
 Second place was 15th podium for Daniel Sordo Castillo. 
 Third place was 27th podium for Mikko Hirvonen. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 50th win and 1-2 win were 114th to 115th podiums for Citroen.
    Third place was 247th podium for Ford.
Sebastien Loeb
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In penultimate stage Latvala retired from second place and Hirvonen (right) dropped from the lead to third place, allowing Citroen to score a surprise 1-2 with Loeb (centre) and Sordo (left) Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Per-Gunnar Andersson
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The Whaanga Coast mayhem elevated both Suzukis to good points, Andersson (pictured) finishing 6th and Gardemeister 7th. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
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