SS1 - Estadio Cordoba 1 (2.40km): Sebastien Loeb wins the Thursday evening Super Special in Argentina to take the early lead ahead of Mikko Hirvonen and Dani Sordo. Nasser Al-Attiyah takes the early PWRC lead while Alessandro Bettega goes quickest in the JWRC.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 02mins 23.6secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 01.0secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.1secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 01.9secs A8
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 02.5secs MT
6. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.7secs M
7. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 04.0secs MT
8. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +00mins 04.2secs P
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 05.0secs MT
10. Raul Martinez Subaru Impreza +00mins 06.3secs N4

Overall times after SS1 / Top 20:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 02mins 23.6secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 01.0secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.1secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 01.9secs A8
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 02.5secs MT
6. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.7secs M
7. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 04.0secs MT
8. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +00mins 04.2secs P
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 05.0secs MT
10. Raul Martinez Subaru Impreza +00mins 06.3secs N4

11. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC +00mins 06.5secs MT
12. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza +00mins 06.9secs P
13. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 07.0secs MT
14. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 07.0secs P
15. Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 07.2secs P
16. Nicolas Madero Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 07.5secs N4
17. Jose Ignacio Canton Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 07.6secs N4
18. Frederic Sauvan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 08.5secs P
19. Claudio Menzi Subaru Impreza +00mins 09.1secs N4
20. Nicolas Fuchs Subaru Impreza +00mins 09.8secs N4

Overall PWRC after SS1 / Top 3:

1. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 02mins 27.8secs P
2. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza +00mins 02.7secs P
3. Eyvind Brynildsen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 02.8secs P

Overall JWRC after SS1 / Top 3:

1. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio S1600 02mins 35.0secs J
2. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 02.1secs J
3. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 02.8secs J

Notable retirements:

None

* denotes elected/able to restart under SupeRally

M - denotes Manufacturer entry
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry
P - denotes Production WRC entry
J - denotes Junior WRC entry