SS3 - Mokkipera 1 (11.38km): Loeb fastest through a dry SS3; Hirvonen second; Galli third; Aava fourth; Sordo fifth; Petter Solberg sixth; Latvala went off and damaged the front steering arm - retired from the leg; Atkinson complained of oversteer; Companc survived a 'big moment'; Loeb leads the overall rally by 1.5 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS3.

Top ten stage times for SS3:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 5mins 30.5secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 01.1secs M
3. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 04.0secs MT
4. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 05.8secs A8
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 06.2secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 07.0secs M
7. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 07.2secs MT
8. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 07.5secs M
9. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 07.8secs A8
10. Matti Rantanen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 09.8secs A8

Overall times after SS3:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 15mins 07.9secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 01.5secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 11.3secs M
4. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 12.6secs A8
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 13.4secs M
6. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 14.2secs A8
7. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 16.3secs MT
8. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 17.3secs M
9. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 19.9secs MT
10. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 30.3secs A8
11. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 32.7secs M
12. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 46.9secs A8
13. Matti Rantanen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 48.6secs A8
14. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 50.2secs M
15. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 50.4secs A8
16. Luis-Perez Companc Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 55.6secs MT
17. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 59.9secs MT
18. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +01mins 03.6secs M
19. Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +01mins 18.7secs P
20. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +01mins 19.1secs P

Overall JWRC after SS3:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 17min 08.3secs J
2. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 04.2secs J
3. Patrik Sandell Renault Clio S1600 +00mins 11.9secs J

Overall PWRC after SS3:

1. Juha Salo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 16mins 26.6secs P
2. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 00.4secs P
3. Patrik Flodin Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +00mins 08.0secs P

Notable retirements:

SS3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 Went off the road M

* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally format.

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.
P - denotes Production WRC entry.

all times unofficial

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