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Result – Rallye de France – Tour de Corse.

Sebastien Loeb takes a dominant first win in Corsica – with a clean sweep of twelve stage wins from a possible twelve. Toni Gardemeister takes a strong second in the 100th WRC event for the Ford Focus, with Petter Solberg completing the podium. Sarrazin equals his best finish in fourth, with Kresta, Bengue, Pons and Bernardi completing the points scorers. Mirco Baldacci wins the JWRC with Dani Sordo second and Kosti Katajamaki third.

Overall times after SS12 / leg 3 (top 20):

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Xsara WRC 3hr 35mins 46.7secs
2. Toni Gardemeister Ford Focus RS WRC 04 +01mins 51.7secs
3. Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 +02mins 42.0secs
4. Stephane Sarrazin Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 +03mins 34.2secs
5. Roman Kresta Ford Focus RS WRC 04 +04mins 21.5secs
6. Alex Bengue Skoda Fabia WRC +05mins 27.8secs
7. Xavier Pons Citroen Xsara WRC +05mins 41.8secs
8. Nicolas Bernardi Peugeot 307 WRC +06mins 32.1secs
9. Gigi Galli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05 +06mins 37.8secs
10. Harri Rovanpera Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05 +09mins 22.5secs

11. Nicolas Vouilloz Skoda Fabia WRC +10mins 29.5secs
12. Jan Kopecky Skoda Fabia WRC +10mins 49.3secs
13. Antony Warmbold Ford Focus RS WRC 04 +11mins 47.1secs
14. Mirco Baldacci Fiat Punto S1600 +20mins 42.9secs
15. Daniel Sordo Citroen C2 S1600 +23mins 11.5secs
16. Jari-Matti Latvala Subaru Impreza +24mins 07.1secs
17. Kosti Katajamaki Suzuki Ignis S1600 +24mins 51.1secs
18. Francois Leandri Subaru Impreza WRC +28mins 42.0secs
19. Urmo Aava Suzuki Ignis +29mins 01.8secs
20. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen C2 S1600 +29mins 07.6secs

Overall JWRC after SS12 / leg 3:

1. Mirco Baldacci Fiat Punto S1600 3hrs 56mins 29.6secs
2. Daniel Sordo Citroen C2 S1600 +02mins 28.6secs
3. Kosti Katajamaki Suzuki Ignis S1600 +04mins 08.2secs
4. Urmo Aava Suzuki Ignis +08mins 18.9secs
5. Conrad Rautenbach Citroen C2 S1600 +08mins 24.7secs
6. Luca Cecchettini Fiat Punto S1600 +09mins 41.3secs
7. Martin Prokup Suzuki Ignis S1600 +10mins 04.4secs
8. Kris Meeke Citroen C2 S1600 +17mins 14.7secs


Notable retirements*:

After SS1. Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 Clutch #
After SS4. Marcus Gronholm Peugeot 307 WRC Transmission

After SS5. Armin Schwarz Skoda Fabia WRC Handling issue
SS6. Daniel Sola Ford Focus RS WRC 04 Off road
SS8. Gilles Panizzi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05 Engine

After SS9. Francois Duval Citroen Xsara WRC Accident damage
SS10. Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 Off road


* 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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