Subaru's Petter Solberg wins the Telstra Rally Australia pulling out a 26.6 second lead over Sebastien Loeb in the final two tests; Richard Burns takes the final podium spot followed by Citroen duo Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz, in fourth and fifth respectively.

Overall times after SS24 / Leg 3 - Top 20:

1. Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 3hours 32mins 07.1secs
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 26.6secs
3. Richard Burns Peugeot 206 WRC +01mins 53.0secs
4. Colin McRae Citroen Xsara WRC +02mins 30.7secs
5. Carlos Sainz Citroen Xsara WRC +02mins 37.2secs
6. Tommi Makinen Subaru Impreza WRC +03mins 01.5secs
7. Harri Rovanpera Peugeot 206 WRC +04mins 03.9secs
8. Freddy Loix Hyundai Accent WRC +07mins 00.7secs
9. Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC +07mins 10.6secs
10. Francois Duval Ford Focus RS WRC +07mins 46.2secs

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11. Toni Gardemeister Skoda Fabia WRC +10mins 10.2secs
12. Didier Auriol Skoda Fabia WRC +11mins 08.1secs
13. Armin Schwarz Hyundai Accent WRC +14mins 14.4secs
14. Antony Warmbold Ford Focus WRC +18mins 30.1secs 15. Martin Rowe Subaru Impreza WRX +22mins 10.0secs
16. Dean Herridge Subaru Impreza WRX +22mins 41.2secs 17. Karamjit Singh Proton Pert +24mins 07.0secs 18. Niall McShea Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +24mins 49.0secs 19. Stig Blomqvist Subaru Impreza WRX +31mins 48.4secs 20. Daniel Sola Mitsubishi Carisma GT Evo +32mins 20.5secs

32 cars finished the event in total out of 50 starters.

Overall PCWRC after SS24 / Leg 3:

1. Martin Rowe Subaru Impreza WRX 3hours 54mins 17.1secs 2. Karamjit Singh Proton Pert +01mins 57.0secs 3. Niall McShea Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +02mins 39.0secs 4. Stig Blomqvist Subaru Impreza WRX +09mins 38.4secs 5. Daniel Sola Mitsubishi Carisma GT Evo +10mins 10.5secs 6. Joakim Roman Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI +27mins 42.8secs

Notable retirements:

SS9/10. Marcus Gronholm Peugeot 206 WRC Withdrew
SS20/21. Markko Martin Ford Focus RS WRC Disqualified

Italics denote Production Car World Rally Championship entries.