SS1 - Panagia 1: Sebastien Loeb paces stage one in Cyprus ahead of team-mate Sordo and Hirvonen. Latvala, Ogier and Petter complete top six. Two Juniors make most of tarmac tyres to set top-ten times, Prokop takes early lead. Araujo heads the PWRC. Loeb leads overall by 13.5secs.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 22mins 01.03secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 13.5secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 13.9secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 17.9secs M
5. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 29.7secs A8
6. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 31.5secs A8
7. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 51.5secs J
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 52.2secs MT
9. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 54.3secs MT
10. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 55.6secs J

Overall times after SS1:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 22mins 01.03secs M
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 13.5secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 13.9secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 17.9secs M
5. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 29.7secs A8
6. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 31.5secs A8
7. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 51.5secs J
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 52.2secs MT
9. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 54.3secs MT
10. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 55.6secs J

11. Conrad Rauteach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 59.3secs MT
12. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +01mins 03.6secs A8
13. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +01mins 09.8secs M
14. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 34.1secs P
15. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +01mins 45.6secs P
16. Simone Campedelli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 04.0secs P
17. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +02mins 08.4secs P
18. Gaurav Singh Gill Subaru Impreza WRX STI +02mins 11.6secs P
19. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza +02mins 17.4secs P
20. Martin Semerad Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 19.4secs P

Overall PWRC after SS1 / Top 3:

1. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 23mins 35.4secs P
2. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +00mins 11.5secs P
3. Simone Campedelli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 29.9secs P

Overall JWRC after SS1:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 22mins 52.8secs J
2. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 04.1secs J
3. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 +03mins 08.1secs J

Notable retirements:

Before SS1. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC Accident on road section MT

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

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

all times unofficial