Citroen's Sebastien Loeb has ended day 1 of the Rallye Catalunya with a 26.2 second lead over team-mate, Carlos Sainz; Markko Martin is next up for Ford, followed by Gilles Panizzi in fourth and Francois Duval in fifth.

Overall times after SS8 / Leg 1 - Top 20:

1.Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC1hour 31mins 37.8secs
2.Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 26.2secs
3.Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 31.2secs
4.Gilles PanizziPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 33.5secs
5.Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 55.0secs
6.Richard BurnsPeugeot 206 WRC+01mins 14.0secs
7.Colin McRaeCitroen Xsara WRC+01mins 22.9secs
8.Philippe BugalskiCitroen Xsara WRC+01mins 39.3secs
9.Tommi MakinenSubaru Impreza WRC+01mins 42.0secs
10.Marcus GronholmPeugeot 206 WRC+01mins 56.2secs

11.Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC+02mins 00.0secs
12.Cedric RobertPeugeot 206 WRC+02mins 16.7secs
13.Toni GardemeisterSkoda Fabia WRC+02mins 56.1secs
14.Roman KrestaPeugeot 206 WRC+03mins 13.6secs
15.Didier AuriolSkoda Fabia WRC+04mins 05.9secs
16.Mikko HirvonenFord Focus RS WRC+05mins 30.2secs
17. Anthony WarmboldFord Focus WRC+05mins 34.5secs
18.Simon Jean JosephRenault Clio 1.6 S16+08mins 10.9secs
19.Xavier PonsMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+08mins 42.8secs
20.Josep MembradoRenault Clio+09mins 27.6secs

Overall JWRC after SS8 / Leg 1 - Top 10:

1.Brice TirabassiRenault Clio1hour 41mins 09.8secs2.Kris MeekeOpel Corsa+00mins 46.9secs3.Salvador CanellasSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+01mins 10.4secs4.Daniel CarlssonSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+01mins 25.2secs5.Dimitar IlievPeugeot 206+01mins 49.6secs6.Alessandro BroccoliOpel Corsa+01mins 50.9secs7.Urmo AavaSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+02mins 08.2secs8.Ville-Pertti TeuronenSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+02mins 26.9secs9.Abdo FeghaliFord Puma+02mins 32.3secs10.Kosti KatajamakiVolkswagen Polo+02mins 32.9secs

Notable retirements:

DNS.Armin SchwarzHyundai Accent WRCDid not start.
DNS.Freddy LoixHyundai Accent WRCDid not start.

Italics denotes Junior World Rally Championship entries.

 

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