Subaru's Petter Solberg wins the Cyprus Rally - only the second in his WRC career; Harri Rovanpera limps home second; Sebastien Loeb completes the top three, followed by fellow Citroen team-mates Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz, in fourth and fifth respectively.

Overall times after SS18 / Leg 3:

1. Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 5hours 09mins 12.6secs
2. Harri Rovanpera Peugeot 206 WRC +04mins 14.0secs
3. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Xsara WRC +04mins 16.8secs
4. Colin McRae Citroen Xsara WRC +04mins 45.3secs
5. Carlos Sainz Citroen Xsara WRC +05mins 42.2secs
6. Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC +08mins 58.7secs
7. Armin Schwarz Hyundai Accent WRC +13mins 29.0secs
8. Alistair Ginley Ford Focus WRC +23mins 57.3secs 9. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX +30mins 01.1secs 10. Martin Rowe Subaru Impreza +33mins 44.1secs

11. Stig Blomqvist Subaru Impreza +36mins 17.5secs 12. Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +51mins 14.2secs
13. Charalambos Timotheou Mitsubishi Lancer Evo +54mins 59.6secs 14. Bob Colsoul Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +1hr 01mins 38.1secs
15. Yiotis Hartoupalos Mitsubishi Lancer +1hr 18mins 18.1secs
16. Christios Armeftis Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +1hr 36mins 44.4secs 17. Riccardo Errani Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +1hr 37mins 00.2secs

Only 17 cars finished the event.

Overall PCWRC after SS18 / Leg 3:

1. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX 5hours 39mins 13.7secs 2. Martin Rowe Subaru Impreza +03mins 43.0secs 3. Stig Blomqvist Subaru Impreza +06mins 16.4secs 4. Marcos Ligato Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +21mins 13.1secs 5. Bob Colsoul Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +31mins 37.0secs 6. Riccardo Errani Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +1hr 06mins 59.1secs

Notable retirements:

SS2/3. Justin Dale Hyundai Accent WRC Engine.
SS5. Markko Martin Ford Focus RS WRC No oil pressure/power.
SS5. Francois Duval Ford Focus RS WRC No oil pressure.
SS6. Marcus Gronholm Peugeot 206 WRC Engine.
SS6. Freddy Loix Hyundai Accent WRC Engine.
SS6. Gilles Panizzi Peugeot 206 WRC Engine.
SS9. Toni Gardemeister Skoda Octavia WRC Hit a tree stump.
SS10/11. Didier Auriol Skoda Octavia WRC Alternator.
SS10/11. Richard Burns Peugeot 206 WRC Engine.
SS10/11. Tommi Makinen Subaru Impreza WRC Withdrew.

Italics denote Production Car World Rally Championship entries.