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Martin wins in Finland.

Today - Sunday 9 February: Leg 3 started from Jyvaskyla at 08h00 and covered 359.03km, including 100.90km on six stages.



Stage by stage summary - Leg three:

SS18 Parkkola 1 (19.88kms):
1. Martin (EE) Ford 9m 53.0
2. Solberg (N) Subaru 9m 54.3
3. Burns (GB) Peugeot 9m 55.5

Leaders after SS18:
1. Martin (EE) Ford 2h 40m 52.0
2. Solberg (N) Subaru 2h 42m 06.8
3. Burns (GB) Peugeot 2h 42m 07.5

SS19 Mokkipera 1 (13.96kms):
1. Burns (GB) Peugeot 6m 56.0
2. Solberg (N) Subaru 6m 56.3
3. Martin (EE) Ford 6m 56.5

Leaders after SS19:
1. Martin (EE) Ford 2h 47m 48.5
2. Solberg (N) Subaru 2h 49m 03.1
3. Burns (GB) Peugeot 2h 49m 03.5

SS20 Palsankyla (25.46kms):
1. Burns (GB) Peugeot 13m 31.2
2. Solberg (N) Subaru 13m 33.4
3. Martin (EE) Ford 13m 42.5

Leaders after SS20:
1. Martin (EE) Ford 3h 01m 31.0
2. Burns (GB) Peugeot 3h 02m 34.7
3. Solberg (N) Subaru 3h 02m 36.5

SS21 Kuohu (7.76kms):
1. Burns (GB) Peugeot 3m 45.3
2. Martin (EE) Ford 3m 46.4
3. Solberg (N) Subaru 3m 46.6

Leaders after SS21:
1. Martin (EE) Ford 3h 05m 17.4
2. Burns (GB) Peugeot 3h 06m 20.0
3. Solberg (N) Subaru 3h 06m 23.1

SS22 Parkkola 2 (19.88kms):
1. Solberg (N) Subaru 9m 39.7
2. Burns (GB) Peugeot 9m 41.0
3. Martin (EE) Ford 9m 41.9

Leaders after SS22:
1. Martin (EE) Ford 3h 14m 59.3
2. Burns (GB) Peugeot 3h 16m 01.0
3. Solberg (N) Subaru 3h 16m 02.8

SS23 Mokkipera 2 (13.96kms):
1. Solberg (N) Subaru 6m 47.8
2. Burns (GB) Peugeot 6m 50.8
3. Martin (EE) Ford 6m 52.4

Leaders in Jyvaskyla after SS23:
1. Martin (EE) Ford 3h 21m 51.7
2. Solberg (N) Subaru +58.9
3. Burns (GB) Peugeot +1m 00.1
4. Sainz (E) Citroen +1m 59.0
5. Loeb (F) Citroen +2m 48.7
6. Makinen (FIN) Subaru +3m 25.2
7. Tuohino (FIN) Ford +4m 22.9
8. Lindholm (FIN) Peugeot +4m 39.5
9. Pykalisto (FIN) Peugeot +6m 23.4
10. Loix (B) Hyundai +8m 19.9

Junior WRC leaders after SS23:
1. Carlsson (S) Suzuki 3h 52m 22.9
2. Tirabassi (F) Renault +56.9
3. Wilks (GB) Ford +5m 43.0
4. Aava (EE) Suzuki +8m 41.7
5. Canellas (E) Suzuki +8m 46.9
6. Broccoli (RSM) Opel +11m 08.4
7. Ligato (RA) FIAT +17m 06.6
8. Svedlund (S) Volkswagen +20m 28.0



Final rally statistics:

Event: The rally covered 1727.60km, including 409.18km on 23 special stages (including SIX Run twice). All stages were on gravel roads closed to other traffic.

Starters: 71 crews (56 Group A and 15 Group N) started the rally.

Finishers: 35 crews (27 Group A and 8 Group N) finished the rally.

Stage winners:
Martin (SS1-3-6-8-9-16-18)
Gronholm (2-4-5-10-11-12)
Burns (7-13-15-19-20-21)
Solberg (17-22-23)
McRae (14)

Rally leaders:
SS1-4 Martin
SS5-8 Gronholm
SS9-11 Martin
SS12-13 Gronholm
SS14-23 Martin


FIA World Rally Championships:

FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers (after 9 of 14 rounds): Burns (GB) 49, Sainz (E) 44, Gronholm (FIN) 38, Solberg (N) 38, Loeb (F) 37, Martin (EE) 37, C. McRae (GB) 28, Makinen (FIN) 18, Rovanpera (FIN) 16, Duval (B) 11, Gardemeister (FIN) 9, Panizzi (F) 6, Auriol (F) 4, Robert (F) 3, A.McRae (GB) 3 Hirvonen (FIN) 3, Schwarz (D) 3, Tuohino (FIN) 2, Ginley (GB) 1, Lindholm (FIN) 1.

FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers (after 9 of 14 rounds): Peugeot 101, Citroen 97, Ford 60, Subaru 60, Skoda 20, Hyundai 10.

FIA Junior World Rally Championship(after 4 of 7 rounds): Tirabassi (F) 28, Carlsson (S) 18, Canellas (E) 17, Aava (EE) 16, Wilks (GB) 15, Katajamaki (FIN) 10, Ligato (RA) 10, Broccoli (RSM) 9, others.

FIA Production Car World Championship(after 5 of 7 rounds/how many rounds entered, this event not counting): Arai (J) 30/4, Rowe (GB) 27/4, Singh (MAL) 22/5, Blomqvist (S) 21/4, Sola (E) 18/4, Ligato (RA) 13/4, Kulig (PL) 6/4, Trivino (MEX) 6/5, others.


Next event - September 4-7: Telstra Rally Australia.





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