SS1 - Alfaro 1 (22.96 km): Latvala fastest through SS1; Atkinson second; Galli third; Loeb fourth; Hirvonen fifth; Petter Solberg sixth - despite hitting a dog; Gardemeister had throttle problems - lost over 5 minutes; Sordo retired from leg - suspension failure; Prokop damaged front of car; Ogier heads the JWRC category: Latvala leads the overall event by 3 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS1.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Focus RS WRC 07 14mins 14.6secs M
2. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2007 +00mins 03.0secs M
3. Gigi Galli Stobart Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 07.3secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.4secs M
5. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 09.8secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2007 +00mins 11.4secs M
7. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 13.1secs M
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 18.4secs M
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 22.5secs M
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 31.7secs M

Overall times after SS1:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Focus RS WRC 07 14mins 14.6secs M
2. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2007 +00mins 03.0secs M
3. Gigi Galli Stobart Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 07.3secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.4secs M
5. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 09.8secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2007 +00mins 11.4secs M
7. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 13.1secs M
8. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 18.4secs M
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 22.5secs M
10. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 31.7secs M
11. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen C4 WRC +01mins 04.2secs A8
12. Ricardo Trivino Peugeot 206 WRC +01mins 06.0secs A8
13. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 +01mins 41.5secs J
14. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +01mins 55.5secs J
15. Jaan Molder Suzuki Swift S1600 +01mins 55.8secs J
16. Patrik Sandell Renault Clio S1600 +01mins 59.1secs J
17. Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII +02mins 15.0secs N4
18. Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 +02mins 17.6secs J
19. Jose Ignacio de Izaurieta Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 27.3secs N4
20. Rodrigo Salgado Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 36.8secs N4

Overall JWRC after SS1:

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 15mins 56.1secs J
2. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 14.0secs J
3. Jaan Molder Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 14.3secs J
4. Patrik Sandell Renault Clio S1600 +00mins 17.6secs J
5. Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 36.1secs J

Notable retirements:

SS1. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC Suspension failure. M

* denotes elected to re-start under SupeRally format.

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.

all times unofficial