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Championship status
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Rally Poland 2009 counts for:

2009 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
2009 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
2009 FIA Junior World Championship (for drivers)

Facts
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 462nd WRC rally 
 Round of season: 8 of 12 
 Official name: Orlen Platinum Rally Poland - Rajd Polski 
 Edition: 66th 
 Date: from Wednesday 24-Jun-2009 to Sunday 28-Jun-2009 
 Rally HQ: Mikolajki, North-East Poland; Poland 
 Clerk of the Course: Tomasz Bartos 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 55  
 Starters: 48  
 Finishers: 34 (70.8% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 18 
 Shortest: 2.50km(SS1 Mikolajki SSS 1)
 Longest: 33.17km(SS7 Paprotki 2)
 Slowest: 82.57km/h(SS18 Mikolajki SSS 2)
 Fastest: 129.44km/h(SS6 Pianki 2)
 Planned stage distance: 352.00km(34.4% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 352.00km(34.4% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 672.38km
 Total distance: 1,024.38km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 9th win and 37th podium for Mikko Hirvonen.
 Second place was 21st podium for Daniel Sordo Castillo. 
 Third place was 5th podium for Henning Solberg. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 71st win and win and third place were 264th to 265th podiums for Ford.
    Second place was 133rd podium for Citroen.
Mikko Hirvonen
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Hirvonen took lead early on and following Loeb's accident in first day, needed only to keep eye on Daniel Sordo. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Daniel Sordo
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Sordo saw a chance to score his first WRC win and pressed Ford drivers quite hard during Saturday. Ultimately he couldn't get past but was promoted to second after Latvala's crash. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Jari-Matti Latvala
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Latvala was on course to finish second but turned from hero to a fool as he clipped a barrel and retired during final super special stage. Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Acropolis 2009
Rally Finland 2009
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