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Result - Rally Finland.


Peugeot team leader, Marcus Gronholm wins the Rally Finland to take his fifth win in six years on his home event - and his first of 2005; Sebastien Loeb comes home second, 1min 6.7 seconds behind in his Citroen; Markko Martin completes the podium with Petter Solberg and Mikko Hirvonen fourth and fifth respectively...




Overall times after SS21 / Leg 3 - Top 20:

1. Marcus Gronholm Peugeot 307 WRC 2hours 54mins 11.0secs
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Xsara WRC +01mins 06.7secs
3. Markko Martin Peugeot 307 WRC +01mins 35.6secs
4. Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 +02mins 08.0secs
5. Mikko Hirvonen Ford Focus RS WRC 04 +02mins 13.6secs
6. Toni Gardemeister Ford Focus RS WRC 04 +03mins 32.4secs
7. Harri Rovanpera Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05 +04mins 27.9secs
8. Francois Duval Citroen Xsara WRC +05mins 10.4secs

9. Henning Solberg Ford Focus RS WRC 04 +05mins 45.8secs
10. Janne Tuohino Skoda Fabia WRC 05 +06mins 42.3secs
11. Armin Schwarz Skoda Fabia WRC 05 +10mins 17.5secs
12. Xavier Pons Citroen Xsara WRC +10mins 44.1secs
13. Kaj Kuistila Mitsubishi Lancer Evo +20mins 35.1secs
14. Aki Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX STI +21mins 26.8secs
15. Daniel Sordo Citroen C2 Super 1600 +26mins 06.8secs
16. Urmo Aava Suzuki Ignis +27mins 39.4secs
17. Antony Warmbold Ford Focus RS WRC 04 +28mins 02.1secs
18. Riku Tahko Mitsubishi Lancer Evo +29mins 51.3secs
19. Guy Wilks Suzuki Swift +29mins 56.7secs
20. Angelo Medeghini Subaru Impreza WRX STI +30mins 00.1secs



Overall JWRC after SS21 / Leg 3:

1. Daniel Sordo Citroen C2 Super 1600 3hours 20mins 17.8secs
2. Urmo Aava Suzuki Ignis +01mins 32.6secs
3. Guy Wilks Suzuki Swift +03mins 49.9secs
4. Luca Betti Renault Clio +09mins 36.3secs
5. Mirco Baldacci Fiat Punto +21mins 14.8secs
6. Martin Prokop Suzuki Ignis +30mins 04.7secs
7. Kris Meeke Citroen C2 Super 1600 +34mins 49.9secs
8. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen C2 Super 1600 +36mins 36.8secs



Notable retirements*:

SS2. Gigi Galli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05 Went off the road#
SS4. Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 Went off the road#
SS5. Jani Paasonen Skoda Fabia WRC 05 Lost a wheel

SS9/10. Sebastian Lindholm Peugeot 307 WRC Withdrawn - co-driver injured
SS12. Gigi Galli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05 Went off the road
SS16. Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 Went off the road#

SS19/20. Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 Engine



* Under the 'SupeRally' system, retired cars can re-start on subsequent legs with time penalties imposed for however many stages they miss.

# denotes elected to re-start.




Italics denotes Junior World Rally Championship entries.


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