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Result - Rallye Catalunya – Rallye de Espana

1 January 1901

Markko Martin collected his second win in a row to take victory on Rallye Catalunya and close the gap to second place in the standings.

Marcus Gronholm finished second, with Carlos Sainz on the podium in his last rally in front of his home fans, with Stephane Sarrazin fourth after an impressive run in his privateer Subaru.

Nicolas Bernardi won the JWRC category, and Per-Gunnar Andersson took the title.

Overall times after SS20 / Leg 3 – Top 30:

1. Markko Martin Ford Focus RS WRC 04 3hrs 40mins 43.8secs
2. Marcus Gronholm Peugeot 307 WRC +00mins 23.2secs
3. Carlos Sainz Citroen Xsara WRC +00mins 37.7secs
4. Stephane Sarrazin Subaru Impreza First 03 +02mins 50.4secs
5. Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 +03mins 06.7secs
6. Daniel Sola Mitsubishi Lancer WR04 +04mins 05.7secs
7. Gianluigi Galli Mitsubishi Lancer WR04 +04mins 05.9secs
8. Mikko Hirvonen Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 +04mins 31.7secs
9. Toni Gardemeister Skoda Fabia WRC +04mins 37.6secs
10. Nicolas Vouilloz Peugeot 206 WRC +04mins 45.0secs
11. Armin Schwarz Skoda Fabia WRC +05mins 27.0secs
12. Gilles Panizzi Mitsubishi Lancer WR04 +06mins 48.0secs
13. Antony Warmbold Ford Focus RS WRC 02 +09mins 05.3secs
14. Nicolas Bernardi Renault Clio +17mins 24.9secs
15. Giandomenico Basso Fiat Punto S1600 +18mins 11.0secs
16. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Ignis +20mins 25.7secs
17. Mirco Baldacci Suzuki Ignis +21mins 22.6secs
18. Donnie O'Sullivan Ford Focus WRC +21mins 44.8secs
19. Larry Cols Renault Clio +21mins 51.7secs
20. Daniel Sordo Citroen C2 S1600 +22mins 05.2secs
21. Emmanuel Guigou Renault Clio +23mins 05.5secs
22. Eamonn Boland Subaru Impreza 03 +23mins 51.7secs
23. Kosti Katajamaki Suzuki Ignis +24mins 38.2secs
24. Alessandro Broccoli Fiat Punto +24mins 47.4secs
25. Mattias Ekstrom Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +26mins 10.6secs
26. Kris Meeke Citroen C2 +26mins 16.0secs
27. Alan Scorcioni Fiat Punto +27mins 23.6secs
28. Ricardo Trivino Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII +31mins 27.0secs
29. Jari-Matti Latvala Suzuki Ignis +33mins 06.9secs
30. Joan Font Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII +34mins 48.4secs

38 competitors completed the event in total out of 52 starters.

Overall JWRC after SS20 / Leg 3 – Top 8:

1. Nicolas Bernardi Renault Clio 3hrs 58mins 08.7secs
2. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Ignis +03mins 00.8secs
3. Mirco Baldacci Suzuki Ignis +03mins 57.7secs
4. Larry Cols Renault Clio +04mins 26.8secs
5. Kosti Katajamaki Suzuki Ignis +07mins 13.3secs
6. Alessandro Broccoli Fiat Punto +07mins 22.5secs
7. Kris Meeke Citroen C2 +08mins 51.1secs
8. Alan Scorcioni Fiat Punto +09mins 58.7secs

Notable retirements*:

SS3. Freddy Loix Peugeot 307 WRC Mechanical
SS6. Jan Kopecky Skoda Fabia WRC Off Road
After SS6 Francois Duval Ford Focus RS WRC 04 Damage
SS8. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Xsara WRC Mechanical
SS15. Guy Wilks Suzuki Ignis Off road

* Under the new 'SupeRally' system, retired cars can re-start on subsequent legs. However as the system is currently being used only as an experiment, competitors will not be eligible for points and will not be classified in the overall standings.

Italics denotes Junior World Rally Championship entries.