SS11 - Vignai 1 (26.40 kms): Loeb fastest through SS11; Martin second; Duval third; Sainz fourth; Gronholm fifth; Panizzi sixth; Meeke crashed stopping stage*; Baldacci leads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall rally by 46.7 secs.

* Only 14 cars completed the test at a competitive speed, a notional time - that of Baldacci - was given to the rest.

Stage times and overall standings after SS11.

Top ten stage times for SS11:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC18mins 00.7secs
2. Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 03.5secs
3.Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 06.8secs
4.Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 06.9secs
5.Marcus GronholmPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 07.5secs
6.Gilles PanizziPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 11.7secs
7.Colin McRaeCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 16.5secs
8.Richard BurnsPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 18.9secs
9.Philippe BugalskiCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 21.7secs
10.Cedric RobertPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 30.9secs

Overall times after SS11:

1.Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC3hours 25mins 01.4secs
2.Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 46.7secs
3.Marcus GronholmPeugeot 206 WRC+01mins 18.0secs
4.Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+01mins 49.2secs
5.Gilles PanizziPeugeot 206 WRC+02mins 10.8secs
6. Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC+02mins 30.6secs
7.Colin McRaeCitroen Xsara WRC+03mins 23.8secs
8.Philippe BugalskiCitroen Xsara WRC+04mins 28.3secs
9.Richard BurnsPeugeot 206 WRC+05mins 31.0secs
10.Cedric RobertPeugeot 206 WRC+05mins 47.4secs

11.Tommi MakinenSubaru Impreza WRC+06mins 16.5secs
12.Roman KrestaPeugeot 206 WRC+09mins 04.4secs
13.Didier AuriolSkoda Fabia WRC+10mins 18.9secs
14.Nicolas BernardiRenault Clio Super 1.6+20mins 04.5secs
15.Simon Jean-JosephRenault Clio Super 1.6+20mins 47.3secs16.Mirco BaldacciFiat Punto+23mins 51.7secs
17.Piero LiattiPeugeot 206 Super 1.6+24mins 03.5secs
18.Mark HigginsSubaru Impreza+28mins 46.7secs19.Dimitar IlievPeugeot 206+29mins 29.5secs20.Ville-Pertti TeuronenSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+29mins 31.8secs

Overall JWRC after SS11:

1.Mirco BaldacciFiat Punto3hours 48mins 53.1secs2.Dimitar IlievPeugeot 206+05mins 37.8secs3.Ville-Pertti TeuronenSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+05mins 40.1secs

Notable retirements:

DNS.Armin SchwarzHyundai Accent WRCDid not start.
DNS.Freddy LoixHyundai Accent WRCDid not start.
SS2.Toni GardemeisterSkoda Fabia WRCWent off road.
SS3.Mikko HirvonenFord Focus RS WRCMechanical.
SS6/7.Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRCFuel problem.

Italics denote Junior World Rally Championship entries.

 

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