SS7 - Paprotki 2 (33.17km): Latvala quickest through SS7; Hirvoen second - but only 0.7 seconds slower; Sordo third; Henning Solberg fourth followed by Petter Solberg and Ogier; Mikkelsen stopped in the stage - engine problem; Rautenbach hit something; Ostberg had overheating problems - lost over 1.5 minutes; Abbring heads the JWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 8.9 seconds at the end of day 1.

Top ten stage times for SS7:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 17mins 57.2secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 00.7secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 13.5secs M
4. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 15.4secs MT
5. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 15.6secs A8
6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 20.5secs A8
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 33.2secs MT
8. Krzysztof Holowczyc Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 45.9secs A8
9. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 46.6secs MT
10. Michal Bebenek Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +02mins 19.6secs N4

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Overall times after SS7 / Top 20:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 1hour 02mins 23.1secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 08.9secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 37.0secs M
4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +01min 14.6secs A8
5. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +01mins 21.5secs MT
6. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 32.9secs A8
7. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +01mins 56.5secs MT
8. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +02mins 31.5secs MT
9. Krzysztof Holowczyc Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +02mins 39.8secs A8
10. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +04mins 31.6secs A8
11. Michal Bebenek Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +07mins 37.7secs N4
12. Maciej Oleksowicz Peugeot 207 S2000 +08mins 53.6secs N4
13. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS R3 +09mins 28.1secs J
14. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +09mins 55.1secs J
15. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +10mins 02.2secs J
16. Hermann Gassner Jr Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +11mins 14.8secs N4
17. Andreas Mikkelsen Skoda Fabia WRC +11mins 15.7secs A8
18. Yoann Bonato Suzuki Swift S1600 +11mins 25.7secs J
19. Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +11mins 54.4secs N4
20. Lukasz Sztuka Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +12mins 24.8secs N4

Overall JWRC after SS7 / Top 3:

1. Kevin Abbring Renault Clio RS R3 1hour 11mins 51.2secs J
2. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 27.0secs J
3. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 34.1secs J

Notable retirements:

SS4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC Went off the road. M
SS4/5. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Went off the road. MT

* 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