SS3 - Kruununper? 1 (13.51km): Hirvonen doubles up and extends his lead; Petter Solberg 'best of rest' - 1.4 secs slower; Latvala third followed by Sordo and Ketomaa; Loeb 'only' sixth; Novikov retired; Raikkonen 21st; Prokop heads the JWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 7.1 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS3:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 6mins 29.9secs M
2. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 01.4secs A8
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 03.3secs M
4. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 03.5secs M
5. Jari Ketomaa Ketomaa WRT Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 04.8secs A8
6. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.1secs M
7. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 09.3secs MT
= Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 09.3secs A8
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 13.3secs MT
10. Matti Rantanen Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 14.2secs MT

Overall times after SS3 / Top 20:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 18mins 27.3secs M
2. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 07.1secs A8
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.9secs M
4. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 09.1secs M
5. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 11.5secs M
6. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 21.3secs A8
7. Matti Rantanen Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 28.2secs MT
8. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 28.6secs MT
9. Jari Ketomaa Ketomaa WRT Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 30.5secs A8
10. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 33.8secs MT
11. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 39.2secs MT
12. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 00.1secs A8
13. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +01mins 19.3secs A8
14. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +01mins 37.6secs MT
15. Juho H?nninen Skoda Fabia S2000 +01mins 38.7secs N4
16. Janne Tuohino Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +01mins 41.7secs N4
17. Anton Al?n Fiat Grande Punto S2000 +01mins 45.6secs N4
18. Ott T?nak Subaru Impreza WRX Sti +01mins 56.2secs N4
19. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX Sti +02mins 04.4secs N4
20. Kimi R?ikk?nen Fiat Grande Punto S2000 +02mins 13.1secs N4

Overall JWRC after SS3 / Top 3:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 21mins 09.4secs J
2. Kalle Pinomaki Renault Clio R3 +00mins 08.5secs J
3. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 23.3secs J

Notable retirements:

SS2/3. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Accident. 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