SS1 - Glenboy 1 (22.25km): Latvala fastest through SS1 as winter tyre gamble pays off big time in the treacherous conditions; Aava second also on winter tyres; McShea third; Hirvonen fourth; Sordo fifth; Henning Solberg sixth; Loeb seventh said conditions were 'impossible'; Burkart heads the JWRC category; Latvala leads overall by 17.6 secs.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 12mins 44.0secs M
2. Urmo Aava Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 17.6secs MT
3. Niall McShea Proton Satria Neo +00mins 27.1secs S2000
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 31.5secs M
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 32.7secs M
6. Henning Solberg Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 35.9secs MT
7. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 42.0secs M
8. Gareth MacHale Ford Focus +00mins 46.0secs A8
9. Eamonn Boland Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 51.7secs A8
10. Chris Atkinson Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 52.5secs MT

Overall times after SS1:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 12mins 44.0secs M
2. Urmo Aava Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 17.6secs MT
3. Niall McShea Proton Satria Neo +00mins 27.1secs S2000
4. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 31.5secs M
5. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 32.7secs M
6. Henning Solberg Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 35.9secs MT
7. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 42.0secs M
8. Gareth MacHale Ford Focus +00mins 46.0secs A8
9. Eamonn Boland Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 51.7secs A8
10. Chris Atkinson Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 52.5secs MT
11. Alan Ring Mitsubishi Evo 9 +00mins 53.4secs N4
12. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 54.2secs A8
13. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 59.6secs A8
14. Matthew Wilson Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08 +01mins 08.0secs A8
15. Aaron MacHale Ford Focus WRC +01mins 14.2secs A8
16. Shaun Gallagher Mitsubishi Evo 9 +01mins 17.8secs N4
17. Gary Jennings Mitsubishi Evo 9 +01mins 18.6secs N4
18. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 28.2secs A8
19. Austin MacHale Ford Focus WRC +01mins 29.5secs A8
20. Tim McNulty Subaru S12B +01mins 57.8secs A8

Overall JWRC after SS1:

1. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 14mins 41.9secs J
2. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift Sport +00mins 04.3secs J
3. Hans Weijs Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 30.2secs J

Notable retirements:

None.

* 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