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Result - Neste Rally Finland.


Marcus Gronholm wins the Neste Rally Finland, Peugeot team-mate Richard Burns is second; Subaru's Petter Solberg completes the podium with Ford duo Carlos Sainz fourth and Markko Martin fifth.



Overall result - after SS22:

1. Marcus Gronholm Peugeot 206 WRC 3hours 17mins 52.5secs
2. Richard Burns Peugeot 206 WRC +01mins 27.3secs
3. Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC +02mins 49.6secs
4. Carlos Sainz Ford Focus RS WRC 02 +02mins 53.8secs
5. Markko Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 02 +03mins 10.0secs
6. Tommi Makinen Subaru Impreza WRC +04mins 34.1secs
7. Sebastien Lindholm Peugeot 206 WRC +05mins 36.4secs
8. Jani Paasonen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC +05mins 55.3secs
9. Freddy Loix Hyundai Accent WRC +06mins 07.8secs
10. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Xsara +06mins 13.6secs

11. Janne Tuohino Ford Focus RS WRC +07mins 11.9secs
12. Toni Gardemeister Skoda Octavia WRC Evo +07mins 12.0secs
13. Armin Schwarz Hyundai Accent WRC +08mins 08.2secs
14. Timo Salonen Peugeot 206 WRC +17mins 20.8secs
15. Jari Viita Ford Focus RS WRC +19mins 19.3secs
16. Jarkko Miettinen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +22mins 10.8secs
17. Oscar Svedlund Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +23mins 35.0secs
18. Alessandro Fiorio Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +24mins 49.3secs
19. Teemu Laatunen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +27mins 39.5secs
20. Kristian Sohlberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +27mins 58.4secs

21. Mikko Hirvonen Renault Clio S1600 +28mins 04.5secs
22. Karamjit Singh Proton Pert +29mins 18.1secs
23. Saulius Girdauskas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +32mins 09.0secs
24. Alfredo de Dominicis Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +33mins 48.7secs
25. Juha Sipila Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V +38mins 00.3secs
26. Bernt Kollevold Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +40mins 18.0secs
27. Ville-Pertti Teuronen Mitsubishi Carisma GT +43mins 30.2secs
28. Alexei Khanovich Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +50mins 37.6secs
29. Jyrki Salminen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +56mins 06.0secs
30. Fabrizio de Sanctis Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +1hr 06mins 49.3secs



Overall Group N after SS22 - Top 10:

1. Jarkko Miettinen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 3hours 40mins 03.3secs
2. Oscar Svedlund Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +01mins 24.2secs
3. Alessandro Fiorio Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +02mins 38.5secs
4. Teemu Laatunen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +05mins 28.7secs
5. Kristian Sohlberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +05mins 47.6secs
6. Karamjit Singh Proton Pert +07mins 08.1secs
7. Saulius Girdauskas Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +09mins 58.2secs
8. Alfredo de Dominicis Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +11mins 37.9secs
9. Juha Sipila Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V +15mins 49.5secs
10. Bernt Kollevold Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +18mins 07.2secs




Notable retirements:

SS6. Juuso Pykalisto Peugeot 206 WRC Transmission.
SS7. Kenneth Eriksson Skoda Octavia WRC Evo Ran out of fuel.
SS10. Francois Delecour Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC Suspension.
SS10. Francois Duval Ford Focus RS WRC Suspension.
SS11. Jukka Ketomaki Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII Did not start leg 2.
SS11. Juha Kankkunen Hyundai Accent WRC Rolled.
SS13/14. Harri Rovanpera Peugeot 206 WRC Wheel.
SS18. Alister McRae Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC Rear suspension.
SS20/21. Colin McRae Ford Focus RS WRC 02 Car caught fire.
SS21. Thomas Radstrom Citroen Xsara Crashed.




Key:

Italics denote Group N - Production class - entries.


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Podium, Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #2, Volkswagen Motorsport), Sebastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo WRC #1, Volkswagen Motorsport) and Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
Podium, Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #2, Volkswagen Motorsport), Sebastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo WRC #1, Volkswagen Motorsport) and Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
Podium, Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #2, Volkswagen Motorsport), Sebastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo WRC #1, Volkswagen Motorsport) and Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
Podium, Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #2, Volkswagen Motorsport), Sebastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo WRC #1, Volkswagen Motorsport) and Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
Podium, Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #2, Volkswagen Motorsport), Sebastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo WRC #1, Volkswagen Motorsport) and Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
Podium, Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #2, Volkswagen Motorsport), Sebastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo WRC #1, Volkswagen Motorsport) and Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
Podium, Jari-Matti Latvala,  Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo WRC #2, Volkswagen Motorsport), Sebastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo WRC #1, Volkswagen Motorsport) and Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle (Citroën DS3 WRC, #3 Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT)
Sebastien Ogier, Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo WRC #1, Volkswagen Motorsport)

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