18 - 21 Oct 12
10:33 Problems for Atkinson
There have been problems for Chris Atkinson on that stage; he's more than a minute down on the stage winner and has ended up in sixth overall: not the result he wanted.
10:32 Ogier seals fifth overall
A remarkable result for Sebastien Ogier as well: fifth overall in his Volkswagen Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000: the highest-ever overall placing for a S2000 car (which doesn't have a turbo) on a WRC round.
10:30 Solberg, Latvala and Neuville claim points
Its three championship points to Solberg, two to Latvala and one to Neuville as a result of their top-three times on the final stage.
10:29 Hirvonen wins
It's official: Mikko Hirvonen has won the Rally Italia! Congratulations to another flying Finn...
10:27 Puncture for Ostberg
Mads Ostberg reports that a puncture slowed him down on the final stage.
10:25 Hirvonen ready for his first Citroen win
Hirvonen is shortly to complete the stage: it will be his first win for Citroen - and of course he is runner-up in the championship as well.
10:23 Novikov takes second
Evgeny takes his second podium, in the runner-up spot, making it a Ford privateer two-three. It's the 22-year-old Russian's best-ever result.
10:22 Tanak claims first WRC podium
Ott Tanak is completing the stage: this will be his first-ever WRC podium!
10:18 Neuville set for a championship point?
Thierry Neuville is set for the final championship point so far: he's third fastest, despite still suffering from the burns to his hands that he sustained on the first day.
10:16 Prokop third
So far, Martin Prokop has set the third-fastest time but it isn't likely to last: there will be a big battle between Chris Atkinson and Sebastien Ogier in particular...
10:15 Solberg beats Latvala
As expected, it's a battle between the Ford drivers for fastest time: Petter Solberg goes 0.2 seconds faster than his team mate.
10:12 Latvala fastest
Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala goes fastest of all: with nothing to lose he is a strong contender for picking up the three championship points on offer. The same situation applies for his team mate Petter Solberg:
10:08 Pedersoli claims 10th
At the end of the rally, Luca Pedersoli claims 10th overall. He aimed to score some driver points and has succeeded.
10:06 Paulo Nobre completes the stage
Nobre is first to complete the stage, followed by Citroen privateer Luca Pedersoli.
10:04 Power stage is running
The power stage is underway: this is a stage that awards extra championship points. Paulo Nobre is first on the road in the Mini: a position he has been used to occupying for much of the event.
09:19 Crews reach Arzachena regroup
Drivers and co-drivers are at Arzachena for a regroup ahead of the Power Stage getting underway at 11:00hrs local time.
09:10 Kosciuszko fastest of PWRC runners
Polish ace sets PWRC pace but Nicolas Fuchs continues to lead outright.
08:53 Ogier maintains grip on fifth
Chris Atkinson goes on a charge but he can't outpace Sebastien Ogier, who extends gap between pair.
08:52 Ostberg on top
Mads Ostberg, in a privateer Fiesta, is the fastest of all and reveals important of Power Stage victory for bid to finish third in the final WRC drivers' standings.
08:50 Practice makes perfect
Latvala admits to a few mistakes but says lessons learned will be vital for Power Stage push later today.
08:45 Latvala is quick...
...but Ford team-mate Petter Solberg is faster.
08:30 Battle for fifth takes centre stage
With the podium positions all but settled, the battle between Sebastien Ogier and Chris Atkinson for fifth place takes centre stage. Atkinson starts stage shortly in his MINI.
08:26 No Karl Kruuda for final day in Sardinia
Damage to Karl Kruuda's Ford Fiesta S2000 incurred on day three is too great for him to continue on the final day. The Estonian was in 10th place.
08:25 Penultimate stage is go!
Paulo Nobre takes to the 8.24-kilometre Gallura stage in his MINI John Cooper Works WRC.
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