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Result - Telstra Rally Australia.


Francois Duval keeps head to secure first WRC victory, maintaining Citroen's recent run after world champion Loeb's retirement; Rovanpera takes second after battle with McRae ended; Stohl completes podium despite Atkinson fightback; Galli, Kresta, Sola and Schwarz complete scorers; PCWRC top two - Arai and Higgins both in top ten overall; Arai takes class title.




Overall times after SS26 / leg 3 (top 20):

1. Francois Duval Citroen Xsara WRC 3hr 19mins 55.0secs
2. Harri Rovanpera Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05 +00mins 52.9secs
3. Manfred Stohl Citroen Xsara WRC +01mins 33.0secs
4. Chris Atkinson Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 +01mins 39.0secs
5. Gigi Galli Mitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05 +03mins 04.4secs
6. Roman Kresta Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +03mins 09.0secs
7. Daniel Sola Ford Focus RS WRC 04 +06mins 17.4secs
8. Armin Schwarz Skoda Fabia WRC +08mins 04.3secs

9. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza +15mins 43.2secs
10. Mark Higgins Subaru Impreza +17mins 29.8secs
11. Gabriel Pozzo Subaru Impreza +18mins 11.7secs
12. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer +20mins 36.0secs
13. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza +22mins 00.9secs
14. Sam Brand Subaru Impreza +25mins 37.5secs
15. Tolley Challis Mitsubishi Lancer +27mins 44.0secs
16. Federico Villagra Mitsubishi Lancer +30mins 40.6secs
17. Fabio Frisiero Subaru Impreza +32mins 45.4secs
18. Will Orders Subaru Impreza +39mins 28.4secs
19. Michael Kahlfuss Mitsubishi Lancer +45mins 57.8secs
20. Cody Crocker Subaru Impreza +44mins 51.4secs



Overall PCWRC after SS26 / leg 3 (top eight):

1. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza 3hr 35mins 38.2secs
2. Mark Higgins Subaru Impreza +01mins 46.6secs
3. Gabriel Pozzo Subaru Impreza +02mins 28.5secs
4. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer +04mins 52.8secs
5. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza +06mins 17.7secs
6. Federico Villagra Mitsubishi Lancer +14mins 57.4secs
7. Fabio Frisiero Subaru Impreza +17mins 02.2secs
8. Riccardo Errani Mitsubishi Lancer +38mins 26.7secs



Notable retirements*:

Toni Gardemeister Ford Focus RS WRC 06 SS25 - engine
Colin McRae Skoda Fabia WRC SS23 - clutch (OTL)
Aki Teiskonen Subaru Impreza SS22 - accident
Petter Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 SS13 - wildlife damage
Sebastien Loeb Citroen Xsara WRC SS9 - accident
Marcus Gronholm Peugeot 307 WRC SS7 - suspension
Antony Warmbold Ford Focus RS WRC 04 SS6 - accident
Xavier Pons Citroen Xsara WRC SS5 - radiator
Daniel Carlsson Peugeot 307 WRC SS3 - accident


* 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 Production Car World Rally Championship entries.


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