Dani Sordo came close to adding his name to the list of greats who won the Rallye Monte-Carlo but came up short this year. Sordo put his MINI John Cooper Works WRC into second place early in the rally and held that position at the end of each day. Sebastien Loeb won the race for Citroën by a convincing margin.
The final standings after 18 stages and 5 days:
Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen 4:32:39.9 2. Dani Sordo Mini + 2:45.5 3. Petter Solberg Ford + 3:14.2 4. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen + 4:06.8 5. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Ford + 6:03.4 6. Francois Delecour M-Sport Ford + 7:47.9 7. Pierre Campana Mini + 8:31.4 8. Ott Tanak M-Sport Ford + 10:34.7 9. Martin Prokop Czech Ford + 16:10.7 10. Armindo Araujo Araujo Mini + 16:16.6 ... 20. Paulo Nobre Palmeirinha + 38:59.7
[Results source: AUTOSPORT.com]