SS1 Ruwertal / Fell (21.22km): Loeb fastest through SS1; Sordo second; Hirvonen third; Duval fourth; Atkinson fifth; Petter Solberg sixth; Gardemeister stalled in a hairpin; Ogier heads the J-WRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 5.8 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS1.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 11mins 31.6secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 05.8secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 05.9secs M
4. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 06.3secs MT
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 09.3secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 09.6secs M
7. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 15.0secs M
8. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 17.2secs MT
9. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 21.9secs A8
10. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 25.4secs A8

Overall times after SS1:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 11mins 31.6secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 05.8secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 05.9secs M
4. Francois Duval Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 06.3secs MT
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 09.3secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 09.6secs M
7. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 15.0secs M
8. Gigi Galli Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 17.2secs MT
9. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 21.9secs A8
10. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 25.4secs A8
11. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 30.4secs M
12. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 32.2secs A8
13. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 33.4secs M
14. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 35.0secs A8
15. Peter van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 47.5secs A8
= Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 48.4secs A8
17. Erik Wevers Subaru Impreza WRC 07 +00mins 48.4secs A8
18. Peter van Merksteijn Jr Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 51.4secs A8
19. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 59.8secs A8
20. Mark van Eldik Subaru Impreza WRC 07 +01mins 02.0secs A8

Overall JWRC after SS1:

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 12mins 39.9secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 01.4secs J
3. Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 10.1secs J

Notable retirements:

DNS. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC 07 Did not start A8

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

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

all times unofficial

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