Citroen's Sebastien Loeb leads the Rallye de France at the end of leg 1; Francois Duval is second for Ford, just 3.9 seconds behind; Marcus Gronholm completes the top three followed by Carlos Sainz; Markko Martin and Richard Burns...

Overall times after SS6 / Leg 1 - Top 20:

1.Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC1hour 01mins 24.7secs
2.Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 03.9secs
3.Marcus GronholmPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 05.3secs
4.Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 10.2secs
5.Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 18.5secs
6.Richard BurnsPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 19.5secs
7. Colin McRaeCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 29.4secs
8.Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC+00mins 43.8secs
9.Alexandre BenguePeugeot 206 WRC+01mins 00.7secs
10.Philippe BugalskiCitroen Xsara WRC+01mins 05.7secs

11.Gilles PanizziPeugeot 206 WRC+01mins 18.8secs
12.Tommi MakinenSubaru Impreza WRC+01mins 33.0secs
13.Toni GardemeisterSkoda Fabia WRC+01mins 37.9secs
14.Benoit RousselotSubaru Impreza+01mins 39.1secs
15.Cedric RobertPeugeot 206 WRC+01mins 46.8secs
16.Mikko HirvonenFord Focus RS WRC+01mins 49.3secs
17.Manfred StohlPeugeot 206 WRC+03mins 37.5secs
18.Anthony WarmboldFord Focus WRC +04mins 03.1secs
19.Gianluigi GalliMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+05mins 05.0secs20.Daniel SolaMitsubishi Carisma GT Evo+05mins 22.9secs

Overall PCWRC after SS6 / Leg 1 - Top 10:

1.Daniel SolaMitsubishi Carisma GT Evo1hour 06mins 47.6secs2.Niall McSheaMitsubishi Lancer Evo VI+02mins 11.1secs3.Janusz KuligMitsubishi Lancer Evo VI+02mins 21.3secs4.Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX+02mins 35.3secs5.Bob ColsoulMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+03mins 18.3secs6.Martin RoweSubaru Impreza WRX+03mins 20.1secs7.Stig BlomqvistSubaru Impreza WRX+04mins 05.4secs8.Ricardo TrivinoMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+04mins 23.7secs9.Patrick RichardSubaru Impreza+05mins 08.3secs10.Fabio FrisieroMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+05mins 37.0secs

Notable retirements:

DNS.Armin SchwarzHyundai Accent WRCDid not start.
DNS.Freddy LoixHyundai Accent WRCDid not start.
SS1.Didier AuriolSkoda Fabia WRCMechanical.

Italics denotes Production Car World Rally Championship entries.

 

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