SS6 - El Montmell 2 (24.14km): Loeb fastest through SS6 to complete a perfect day; Sordo second; Duval third; Hirvonen fourth; Atkinson fifth; Petter Solberg sixth; Mikkelsen reported engine problems on afternoon loop; Gardemeister lost 2 minutes in previous test with a puncture; Al-Qassimi went off and into a ditch but could continue; Ogier heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 15.8 seconds at the end of day 1.

Stage times and overall standings after SS6.

Top ten stage times for SS6:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 12mins 33.0secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 03.5secs M
3. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 06.7secs M
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 09.5secs M
5. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 17.7secs M
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 18.7secs M
7. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 20.4secs MT
8. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 21.5secs A8
9. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 35.6secs A8
10. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 39.0secs A8

Overall times after SS6:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1hour 10mins 11.5secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 15.8secs M
3. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 41.3secs M
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 44.1secs M
5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +01mins 47.5secs M
6. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +02mins 01.2secs A8
7. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 04.4secs MT
8. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +02mins 13.4secs M
9. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +02mins 24.9secs A8
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 42.1secs MT
11. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +03mins 53.7secs A8
12. Brice Tirabassi Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +04mins 03.7secs A8
13. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 31.1secs MT
14. Henning Solberg Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 07 +04mins 34.5secs MT
15. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +05mins 22.4secs A8
16. Peter van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +05mins 36.8secs A8
17. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru WRC S12b +05mins 43.8secs A8
18. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +05mins 46.8secs M
19. Gareth Jones Subaru Impreza WRC S12B +06mins 18.8secs A8
20. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 +06mins 18.9secs J

Overall JWRC after SS6:

1. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 1hour 16mins 30.4secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 47.0secs J
3. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio R3 +01mins 22.2secs 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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