SS1 - Sa Conchedda (14.99km): Jari-Matti Latvala tops SS1 in Sardinia ahead of Hirvonen and Sordo - the latter starting the stage late with claims of a turbo problems, picking up penalty and leaving Hirvonen to run second on road. Loeb fourth quickest.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 10mins 33.0secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.2secs M
3. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 03.3secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.7secs M
5. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 08.3secs A8
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 08.9secs MT
7. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 10.7secs MT
8. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 11.6secs A8
9. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 15.2secs A8
10. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 19.4secs MT

Overall times after SS1 / Top 20:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 10mins 33.0secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.2secs M
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.7secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 08.3secs A8
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 08.9secs MT
6. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 10.7secs MT
7. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 11.6secs A8
8. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 15.2secs A8
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 19.4secs MT
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 20.5secs MT
11. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 24.7secs A8
12. Daniel Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 33.3secs M
13. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus WRC +00mins 33.6secs MT
14. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 +00mins 45.3secs P
15. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 53.9secs P
16. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +00mins 56.1secs P
17. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza N14 +00mins 57.8secs P
18. Jarkko Nikara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +00mins 58.7secs N4
19. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio +00mins 59.5secs J
20. Simone Campadelli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +01mins 00.1secs P

Overall PWRC after SS1 / Top 3:

1. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza N14 11mins 18.6secs P
2. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 08.6secs P
3. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +00mins 10.8secs P

Overall JWRC after SS1 / Top 3:

1. Alessandro Bettega Renault Clio 11mins 32.8secs J
2. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 01.2secs J
3. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 10.9secs J

Notable retirements:

* denotes elected/able to restart under SupeRally

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

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