BP Ford team leader Marcus Gronholm took victory in Wales Rally GB, ending a 27 year wait for a Blue Oval win in the event. Jaan Molder clinched the JWRC win in the season finale while BRC honours went to Ryan Champion.

Overall times after SS17 - end of leg 3:

1. Marcus Gronholm BP Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3hr 20mins 24.8secs M1
2. Manfred Stohl OMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC +01mins 35.5secs M2
3. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 +01mins 55.2secs M1
4. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 06 +02mins 37.1secs M2
5. Xavier Pons Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06 +03mins 19.9secs M1
6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006 +03mins 27.5secs M1
7. Daniel Sordo Kronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06 +04mins 08.3secs M1
8. Francois Duval First Skoda Fabia WRC +04mins 22.6secs

9. Harri Rovanpera Red Bull Skoda Fabia WRC +08mins 00.3secs M2
10. Jan Kopecky Czech RT-Skoda Kopecky Fabia WRC +08mins 27.8secs
11. Henning Solberg OMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC +08mins 48.3secs M2
12. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 06 +10mins 21.9secs M2
13. Anton Alen Subaru Impreza +20mins 24.6secs
14. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza +21mins 34.1secs
15. Oscar Svedlund Subaru Swedish Dealer Team Impreza +23mins 22.7secs
16. Gareth MacHale Ford Focus WRC +27mins 33.9secs
17. Ryan Champion Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution +30mins 10.8secs B
18. Stuart Jones Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution +30mins 54.9secs B
19. David Higgins Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution +30mins 56.7secs B
20. Juho Hanninen Citroen C2 +32mins 27.0secs

Overall JWRC after SS17 - end of leg 3:

1. Jaan Molder Suzuki Swift S1600 3hr 55mins 04.7secs J
2. Luca Betti Renault Clio Super 1600 +01mins 55.6secs J
3. Aaron Nicolai Burkart Citroen C2 GT +05mins 45.4secs J
4. Barry Clark Ford Fiesta +09mins 18.5secs J / B
5. Patrick Sandell Renault Clio Super 1600 +11mins 02.7secs J
6. James Wozencroft Suzuki Ignis +11mins 25.9secs J / B
7. Andrea Cortinovis Renault Clio +12mins 44.1secs J
8. Urmo Aava Suzuki Swift S1600 +15mins 27.2secs J

9. Jozef Beres Suzuki Ignis S1600 +16mins 17.3secs J
10. Guy Wilks Suzuki Swift S1600 +22mins 02.1secs J

Notable retirements*:

SS1. Mads Ostberg Adapta Subaru Impreza WRC Off the road #
SS2. Urmo Aava Suzuki Swift S1600 Steering J #
SS2. Andreas Mikkelsen Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 06 Off the road #
After SS3. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Focus RS WRC 06 Damaged roll cage M1
SS5. Andreas Aigner Red Bull Skoda Fabia WRC Rolled M2
SS6. P-G Andersson Suzuki Swift S1600 Suspension J #

SS8. Kris Meeke Citroen C2 S1600 Driveshaft J
After SS9. Guy Wilks Suzuki Swift S1600 Gearbox J / B #
After SS9. Mark Higgins Ford Focus WRC 05 Engine
After SS12. Gareth MacHale Ford Focus WRC Mechanical #

SS14. Andreas Mikkelsen Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 06 Off the road
SS15. Patrick Sandell Renault Clio Super 1600 Off the road J #
SS15. P-G Andersson Suzuki Swift S1600 Off the road J
SS16. Gareth MacHale Ford Focus WRC Gearbox #

* 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.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.
B - denotes can score points in MSA British Rally Championship.

all times unofficial