SS5 - Palsankyl? 1 (13.92km): Loeb sets pace in SS5; Hirvonen second - 2.9 secs slower; Latvala third followed by Sordo and Rantanen; Henning Solberg completes top six; Raikkonen 16th; Ketomaa stalled; Prokop heads the JWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 3.6 seconds heading into the mid-day service.

Top ten stage times for SS5:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 7mins 06.7secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.9secs M
3. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 04.9secs M
4. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 07.1secs M
5. Matti Rantanen Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 10.5secs MT
6. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 11.0secs MT
7. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +00mins 12.7secs MT
8. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 12.8secs A8
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 19.6secs MT
10. Jari Ketomaa Ketomaa WRT Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 20.6secs A8

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Overall times after SS5 / Top 20:

1. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 32mins 21.7secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 03.6secs M
3. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 11.6secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 15.5secs M
5. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC2008 +00mins 38.7secs A8
6. Matti Rantanen Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 40.5secs MT
7. Henning Solberg Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +00mins 43.4secs MT
8. Jari Ketomaa Ketomaa WRT Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 51.8secs A8
9. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 01.3secs MT
10. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC +01mins 12.0secs MT
11. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +01mins 37.5secs A8
12. Khalid Al Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +02mins 16.3secs A8
13. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +02mins 41.5secs MT
14. Juho H?nninen Skoda Fabia S2000 +02mins 46.3secs N4
15. Anton Al?n Fiat Grande Punto S2000 +02mins 58.0secs N4
16. Janne Tuohino Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +03mins 19.5secs N4
17. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX Sti +03mins 29.2secs N4
18. Ott T?nak Subaru Impreza WRX Sti +03mins 31.1secs N4
19. Kimi R?ikk?nen Fiat Grande Punto S2000 +03mins 41.8secs N4
20. Urmo Aava Honda Civic TypeR R3 +04mins 09.9secs A7

Overall JWRC after SS5 / Top 3:

1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 37mins 09.5secs J
2. Kalle Pinomaki Renault Clio R3 +00mins 06.6secs J
3. Michal Kosciuszko Suzuki Swift S1600 +00mins 22.8secs J

Notable retirements:

SS2/3. Evgeny Novikov Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Accident. MT
SS4. Petter Solberg PS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC Went off the road. A8

* 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