31 Aug 2008

Hirvonen regains Rally New Zealand lead

11:58 am on 31 August 2008

Ford's Mikko Hirvonen has regained the lead of the Rally of New Zealand after today's three stages east of Hamilton.

With two stages to go, including the final special stage at Mystery Creek, Hirvonen leads teammate Jari-Matti Latvala by 9.8 seconds.

Citroen's Dani Sordo is 3 seconds behind Latvala with World Champion Sebastien Loeb fourth, 15 seconds off the lead.