Marcus Gronholm wins the Rally New Zealand - 56 secs up on Mikko Hirvonen; Manfred Stohl takes the final podium position while Xavier Pons and Daniel Sordo complete the top five...

Overall times after SS17 / Leg 3 - Top 20:

1. Marcus Gronholm BP Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4hours 02mins 30.7secs M1
2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Focus RS WRC 06 +00mins 56.0secs M1
3. Manfred Stohl OMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC +02mins 39.3secs M2
4. Xavier Pons Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06 +02mins 56.1secs M1
5. Daniel Sordo Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06 +03mins 20.7secs M1
6. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 +04mins 57.1secs M1
7. Luis Perez Companc Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 06 +10mins 51.6secs M2
8. Jari-Matti Latvala Subaru Impreza WRX +16mins 22.4secs P

9. Juho Hanninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +17mins 30.2secs
10. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX +20mins 20.0secs P
11. Valentino Rossi Rossi Subaru Impreza WRC 2005 +20mins 38.8secs
12. Henning Solberg OMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC +21mins 17.9secs M2
13. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 06 +22mins 01.0secs M2
14. Dean Sumner Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8 +26mins 15.7secs
15. Stewart Taylor Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +28mins 47.4secs
16. Alexander Dorosinskiy Subaru Impreza WRX +32mins 09.2secs P
17. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX +32mins 48.5secs P
18. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +35mins 14.4secs P
19. Loris Baldacci Subaru Impreza WRX +37mins 13.8secs
20. Brent Taylor Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 +37mins 37.5secs

Overall PCWRC times after SS17 / Leg 3:

1. Jari-Matti Latvala Subaru Impreza WRX 4hours 18mins 53.1secs P
2. Richard Mason Subaru Impreza WRX +03mins 57.6secs P
3. Alexander Dorosinskiy Subaru Impreza WRX +15mins 46.8secs P
4. Takuma Kamada Subaru Impreza WRX +16mins 46.1secs P
5. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +18mins 52.0secs P
6. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 +22mins 44.0secs P
7. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX +28mins 48.8secs P
8. Nigel Heath Subaru Impreza WRX +36mins 05.2secs P

9. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX +36mins 47.1secs P

Notable retirements*:

Pre-SS1. Aki Teiskonen Subaru Impreza WRX Electrical P
SS2/3. Leszek Kuzaj Subaru Impreza WRX Unknown. P#
SS3. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 06 Engine. M2#

Pre-SS6. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX Gearbox. P#
SS8. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Accident. P#
SS8. Chris West Subaru Impreza WRX Accident. P
SS8. Leszek Kuzaj Subaru Impreza WRX Went off trying to pass West P#
SS8. Nigel Heath Subaru Impreza WRX Hit a bridge P#
SS9. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 Hit a rock and damaged the suspension M1

SS13. Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX Engine. P#
SS14. Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gearbox. P#
SS14. Natalie Barratt Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gearbox. P
SS14. Leszek Kuzaj Subaru Impreza WRX Withdrawn P
Post SS17. Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX Gearbox P#

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

# denotes elected/able to re-start or finish under the SupeRally rules..

M1 - denotes Manufacturer 1 entry.
M2 - denotes Manufacturer 2 entry.
P - denotes Production Car WRC entry.

all times unofficial

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