Petter Solberg and his brother Henning were equal quickest in the shakedown for the Neste Oil Rally Finland on Thursday, the ninth round in the 2008 World Rally Championship and the first event following the summer break.
Petter and Henning both completed the short 3.76 kilometre test, 6 kilometres north of the service park, in 2 minutes 3.6 seconds, the former opting for five runs in his Impreza WRC2008, while Henning took his Focus RS WRC07 through the test one more time.
Citroen's Sebastien Loeb meanwhile was next up, 0.6 seconds slower in his C4 WRC, setting the same time as Gigi Galli.
Suzuki's Toni Gardemeister and Andreas Mikkelsen rounded out the top six, both with a quickest time of 2 minutes 4.7 seconds, while Chris Atkinson and Jari-Matti Latvala were seventh and eighth.
Urmo Aava and Matthew Wilson completed the top ten, with current championship leader and pre-event favourite Mikko Hirvonen eleventh.
Suzuki's Per-Gunnar Andersson was the only runner to have problems and engine issues with the 'B-spec' SX4 WRC meant he ended proceedings in 16th - 3.9 seconds slower than the sister car.
The Rally Finland now continues later on today, with the first run through the short 2.06 kilometre Killeri SSS. The action then starts 'proper' on Friday, with ten stages on the bill.
Leading shakedown times:
1. Petter Solberg
Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 2mins 03.6secs
= Henning Solberg
Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 2mins 03.6secs
3. Sebastien Loeb
Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2mins 04.2secs
= Gigi Galli
Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 2mins 04.2secs
5. Toni Gardemeister
Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC 2mins 04.7secs
= Andreas Mikkelsen
Ramsport Ford Focus WRC06 2mins 04.7secs
7. Chris Atkinson
Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 2mins 04.9secs
8. Jari-Matti Latvala
BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 2mins 05.0secs
9. Urmo Aava
Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC 2mins 05.2secs
10. Matthew Wilson
Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 2mins 05.6secs
11. Mikko Hirvonen
BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 2mins 05.8secs
12. Daniel Sordo
Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2mins 06.2ecs
= Mads Ostberg
Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC 2mins 06.2secs
14. Barry Clark
Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 2mins 07.4secs
15. Federico Villagra
Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 2mins 08.5secs
16. P-G Andersson
Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC 2mins 08.6secs
17. Matti Rantanen
Ford Focus RS WRC 06 2mins 09.1secs
18. Khalid Al-Qassmi
BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 2mins 11.2secs
19. Conrad Rautenbach
PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC 2mins 11.4secs