Citroen's Sebastien Loeb wins the Rallye Sanremo; Gilles Panizzi grabs second following an inspired choice of tyres in the final two wet tests; Markko Martin takes the final podium spot with Carlos Sainz and Francois Duval, in fourth and fifth respectively.

Overall times after SS14 / Leg 3 - Top 30:

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Xsara WRC 4hours 16mins 33.7secs
2. Gilles Panizzi Peugeot 206 WRC +00mins 28.3secs
3. Markko Martin Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 54.6secs
4. Carlos Sainz Citroen Xsara WRC +02mins 33.2secs
5. Francois Duval Ford Focus RS WRC +03mins 58.9secs
6. Colin McRae Citroen Xsara WRC +04mins 23.8secs
7. Richard Burns Peugeot 206 WRC +07mins 09.5secs
8. Philippe Bugalski Citroen Xsara WRC +07mins 12.6secs
9. Cedric Robert Peugeot 206 WRC +07mins 25.7secs
10. Tommi Makinen Subaru Impreza WRC +07mins 32.2secs

11. Roman Kresta Peugeot 206 WRC +11mins 35.7secs
12. Didier Auriol Skoda Fabia WRC +14mins 49.1secs
13. Nicolas Bernardi Renault Clio Super 1.6 +20mins 54.2secs
14. Simon Jean-Joseph Renault Clio Super 1.6 +23mins 20.9secs
15. Piero Liatti Peugeot 206 Super 1.6 +25mins 45.7secs 16. Mirco Baldacci Fiat Punto +26mins 48.9secs
17. Mark Higgins Subaru Impreza +30mins 32.2secs 18. Salvador Canellas Suzuki Ignis Super 1600 +32mins 10.7secs
19. Per-Gunnar Andersson Renault Clio Super 1.6 +32mins 58.7secs
20. Pasquale Tarantino Renault Clio Williams +33mins 24.7secs

21. Dimitar Iliev Peugeot 206 +33mins 28.4secs
22. Jimmy Joge Peugeot 206 Super 1.6 +34mins 07.7secs 23. Ville-Pertti Teuronen Suzuki Ignis Super 1600 +35mins 28.1secs
24. Gioachino Corona Renault Clio RS +35mins 30.6secs 25. Luca Cecchettini Fiat Punto +38mins 34.1secs
26. Francesco Genovese Renault Clio RS +43mins 04.4secs
27. Riccardo Errani Skoda Octavia WRC +43mins 47.6secs 28. Guy Wilks Ford Puma +43mins 59.3secs
29. Eugenio Lozza Renault Clio RS +44mins 58.5secs
30. Pietro Tiezzi Mitsubishi Lancer VI +45mins 18.3secs

36 cars finished the event in total out of 54 starters.

Overall JWRC after SS14 / Leg 3:

1. Mirco Baldacci Fiat Punto 4hours 43mins 22.6secs 2. Salvador Canellas Suzuki Ignis Super 1600 +05mins 21.8secs 3. Dimitar Iliev Peugeot 206 +06mins 39.5secs 4. Ville-Pertti Teuronen Suzuki Ignis Super 1600 +08mins 39.2secs 5. Luca Cecchettini Fiat Punto +11mins 45.2secs 6. Guy Wilks Ford Puma +17mins 10.4secs 7. Abdo Feghali Ford Puma +19mins 18.0secs

Notable retirements:

DNS. Armin Schwarz Hyundai Accent WRC Did not start.
DNS. Freddy Loix Hyundai Accent WRC Did not start.
SS2. Toni Gardemeister Skoda Fabia WRC Went off road.
SS3. Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC Mechanical.
SS6/7. Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC Fuel problem.
SS14. Marcus Gronholm Peugeot 206 WRC Lost a wheel.

Italics denote Junior World Rally Championship entries.