SS3 - Kirkenaer 1 (8.00km): Loeb heads Citroen 1-2 - 1.5 seconds up on his team-mate, Sordo; Hirvonen is third and slips down to second overall; Ogier fourth followed by Latvala and Wilson; Sandell leads the P-WRC category; Arai retired - engine; Loeb now leads overall albeit by just 0.4 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS3:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 6mins 36.8secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.5secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 03.0secs M
4. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 08.9secs A8
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 09.4secs M
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 12.3secs A8
7. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 13.5secs A8
8. Urmo Aava Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 13.7secs MT
9. P-G Andersson Skoda Fabia WRC +00mins 14.8secs A8
10. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 15.2secs MT

Overall times after SS3:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 16mins 18.8secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 00.4secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 14.9secs M
4. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 16.3secs M
5. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 24.4secs A8
6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 35.1secs A8
7. Urmo Aava Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 38.2secs MT
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 38.5secs A8
9. P-G Andersson Skoda Fabia WRC +00mins 38.9secs A8
10. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 41.5secs MT
11. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 42.3secs MT
12. Mads ?stberg Adapta AS Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 46.9secs A8
13. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 59.6secs MT
14. Anders Gr?ndal Subaru Impreza WRC +01mins 17.7secs A8
15. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +01mins 18.8secs P
16. Andreas Mikkelsen Subaru Impreza WRX STI +01mins 32.9secs P
17. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STI +01mins 36.0secs P
18. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 36.2secs P
19. Peter van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 07 +01mins 46.1secs A8
20. Anders Kjaer Subaru Impreza WRX STI +01mins 49.5secs N4

Overall PWRC after SS3:

1. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 17mins 37.6secs P
2. Andreas Mikkelsen Subaru Impreza WRX STI +00mins 14.1secs P
3. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STI +00mins 17.2secs P

Notable retirements:

SS3. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI Engine. P

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

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production Car WRC entry.

all times unofficial