SS1 - Mikolajki SSS (2.50 km): Petter Solberg quickest through the short SSS; Loeb 'best of rest' - 0.3 seconds slower, despite overheating problems; Hirvonen and Mikkelsen joint third; Sordo fifth followed by Ogier and Henning Solberg; Wilson completes the top eight; Prokop heads the JWRC category; Petter leads overall.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 1min 48.3secs A8
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.3secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 01.3secs M
= Andreas Mikkelsen Skoda Fabia WRC +00mins 01.3secs A8
5. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.4secs M
6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 01.6secs A8
= Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 01.6secs MT
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 02.0secs MT
9. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.4secs M
10. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 02.8secs MT

Overall times after SS1 / Top 20:

1. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC 1min 48.3secs A8
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.3secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 01.3secs M
= Andreas Mikkelsen Skoda Fabia WRC +00mins 01.3secs A8
5. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 01.4secs M
6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 01.6secs A8
= Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 01.6secs MT
8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 02.0secs MT
9. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.4secs M
10. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 02.8secs MT
11. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 03.0secs A8
12. Krzysztof Holowczyc Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 04.3secs A8
13. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 04.6secs MT
14. Zbigniew Staniszewski Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 09.5secs N4
15. Michal Bebenek Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 10.2secs N4
16. Hermann Gassner Jr Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 10.3secs N4
= Vytautas Svedas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 10.3secs N4
18. Maciej Oleksowicz Peugeot 207 S2000 +00mins 10.4secs N4
19. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 11.8secs J
= Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +00mins 11.8secs N4

Overall JWRC after SS1 / Top 3:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 2mins 00.1secs J
2. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 00.5secs J
3. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS R3 +00mins 01.2secs J

Notable retirements:

None.

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

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.

all times unofficial