SS3 - El Montmell 1 (24.14km): Loeb fastest through SS3 - edges out Sordo by 0.1 seconds; Duval third; Hirvonen fourth; Petter Solberg fifth; Aava sixth; Gardemeister spun; Ogier heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 7.5 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS3.

Top ten stage times for SS3:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 12mins 39.0secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.1secs M
3. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 07.4secs M
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 11.4secs M
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 14.8secs M
6. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 21.1secs A8
7. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 23.3secs MT
8. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 30.1secs A8
9. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 36.1secs M
10. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 39.7secs A8

Overall times after SS3:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 35mins 09.5secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.5secs M
3. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 23.6secs M
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 25.8secs M
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 56.1secs M
6. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +01mins 02.1secs A8
7. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 07.2secs A8
8. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 10.2secs MT
9. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 29.3secs M
10. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +01mins 45.9secs M
11. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +01mins 53.6secs MT
12. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +02mins 01.2secs A8
13. Brice Tirabassi Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 08.0secs A8
14. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 18.7secs MT
15. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 25.6secs MT
16. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +02mins 31.1secs A8
17. Peter van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +02mins 43.7secs A8
18. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 +03mins 11.5secs J
19. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru WRC S12b +03mins 15.5secs A8
20. Gareth Jones Subaru Impreza WRC S12B +03mins 17.1secs A8

Overall JWRC after SS3:

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 38mins 21.0secs J
2. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 39.1secs J
3. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 40.5secs J

Notable retirements:

SS2. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC Went off the road. M
SS3. Peter Jr van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 06 Went off the road. 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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