29 Mar 08
Matthew Wilson of the Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team has retired from Saturday’s competition with front suspension damage.
Wilson, who was sixth overall, was close to the end of the 16km Villa del Dique - Las Bajadas stage (SS15) when he stopped.
Wilson’s retirement came shortly after the team’s two points nominated drivers, Gigi Galli and Henning Solberg withdrew from the rally.
The stage was won by rally leader Sebastien Loeb, who extended his advantage over Petter Solberg to 1min 25.1 sec. Solberg was second fastest while Mikko Hirvonen was third.