SS1 - Acqua Doria - Serra di Ferro 1 (15.92km): Loeb fastest through SS1; Hirvonen second - 4 seconds slower; Sordo third; Duval fourth; Latvala fifth; Atkinson sixth; Mikkelsen was 8 mins late at TC - picked up a 1min 20sec penalty; Kosciuszko stopped in the stage - accident near start; Prokop heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 9mins 27.4secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 04.0secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.5secs M
4. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 07.3secs M
5. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 10.6secs MT
6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 12.6secs M
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 14.4secs M
8. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 18.3secs A8
9. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 22.6secs A8
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 24.1secs MT

Overall times after SS1:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 9mins 27.4secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 04.0secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 04.5secs M
4. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 07.3secs M
5. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 10.6secs MT
6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 12.6secs M
7. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 14.4secs M
8. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 18.3secs A8
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 24.1secs MT
10. Brice Tirabassi Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +00mins 28.4secs A8
11. Conrad Rautenbach PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 29.7secs A8
12. P-G Andersson Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 30.4secs M
13. Toni Gardemeister Suzuki WRT SX4 WRC +00mins 31.0secs M
14. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Subaru WRC +00mins 32.5secs A8
15. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 41.4secs A8
16 Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 46.1secs A8
17. Francois Padrona Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 55.6secs A8
18. Barry Clark Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +00mins 58.5secs A8
19. Gareth Jones Subaru Impreza WRC S12B +00mins 58.9secs A8
20. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +01mins 01.8secs J

Overall JWRC after SS1:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 10mins 29.2secs J
2. Pierre Campana Renault Clio R3 MAXI +00mins 02.8secs J
3. Pierre Marche Suzuki Swift +00mins 05.5secs J

Notable retirements:

SS1. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 Accident. J

* 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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