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Rally Portugal: SS1 - Henning on top

SS1 – Estadio Algarve (2.21km): Henning Solberg manages the quickest time in the stadium opener for the Rally Portugal, ahead of Dani Sordo, Mikko Hirvonen and Sebastien Loeb. Marcus Gronholm records the sixth best time on his return to action; Bruno Magalhaes tops the PWRC class with the Peugeot 207S2000, while Alessandro Bettega leads JWRC.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 2mins 09.6secs MT
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2mins 09.7secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 2mins 09.8secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2mins 10.9secs M
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 2mins 12.5secs M
6. Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 2mins 14.1secs A8
7. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 2mins 15.2secs MT
8. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 2mins 15.5secs A8
9. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 2mins 16.6secs A8
10. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 2mins 16.9secs A8

Overall times after SS1:

1. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 2mins 09.6secs MT
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2mins 09.7secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 2mins 09.8secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2mins 10.9secs M
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 2mins 12.5secs M
6. Marcus Gronholm Prodrive Subaru Impreza WRC2008 2mins 14.1secs A8
7. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC 2mins 15.2secs MT
8. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 2mins 15.5secs A8
9. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 2mins 16.6secs A8
10. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 2mins 16.9secs A8
11. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 2mins s17.3ecs MT
12. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC 2mins 18.5secs MT
13. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 2mins 18.5secs A8
14. Dennis Kuipers Ford Focus RS WRC 06 2mins 19.2secs A8
15. Bruno Magalhaes Peugeot 207 S2000 2mins 19.4secs P
16. Peter van Merksteijn Jr Ford Focus RS WRC 06 2mins 19.6secs A8
17. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2mins 21.2secs P
18. Francisco Barros Leite SEAT Leon FR TDi A8 2mins 21.4secs
19. Rene Kuipers Ford Focus RS WRC 06 2mins 21.6secs A8
20. Manuel Inacio Renault Clio R3 2mins 21.7secs

Overall PWRC after SS1/ Top 3:

1. Bruno Magalhaes Peugeot 207 S2000 2mins 19.4secs P
2. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 2mins 21.2secs P
3. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 2mins 22.5secs P

Overall JWRC after SS1/Top 3:

1. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio 2mins 22.1secs J
2. Hans Weijs Citroen C2 S1600 2mins 22.9secs J
3. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS 2mins 24.8secs J

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


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Henning Solberg (NOR) Cato Menkerud (NOR), Ford Focus RS WRC 08, Stobart VK M-Sport Ford Rally Team
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Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
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Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Eric Camilli (FRA) Benjamin Veillas (FRA) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Dani Sordo (ESP) Marc Marti (ESP) Hyundai i20 WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Michel Fabre (FRA) Maxine Vilmot (FRA) Citroen DS3 R3T
Eric Camilli (FRA) Benjamin Veillas (FRA) Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) Simone Scattolin (ITA) Ford RS WRC
Dani Sordo (ESP) Marc Marti (ESP) Hyundai i20 WRC
Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS WRC

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