SS9 - Halfway 1 (18.53 kms): Solberg fastest through SS9; Loeb second; Makinen third; McRae fourth; Rovanpera fifth; Loix sixth; Carlsson leads the JWRC category; Solberg leads the overall rally by 14.7 secs.

Stage times and overall standings after SS9.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC10mins 15.7secs
2.Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 02.7secs
3.Tommi MakinenSubaru Impreza WRC+00mins 05.0secs
4.Colin McRaeCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 05.4secs
5.Harri RovanperaPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 14.8secs
6.Freddy LoixPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 15.7secs
7.Manfred StohlPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 17.1secs
8.Daniel SolaCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 17.8secs
9.Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 19.7secs
10.Roman KrestaPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 22.1secs

Overall times after SS9:

1.Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC1hour 50mins 03.5secs
2.Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 14.7secs
3.Tommi MakinenSubaru Impreza WRC+01mins 42.6secs
4.Colin McRaeCitroen Xsara WRC+01mins 54.0secs
5.Harri RovanperaPeugeot 206 WRC+03mins 05.8secs
6.Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC+04mins 05.8secs
7.Roman KrestaPeugeot 206 WRC+04mins 46.1secs
8.Freddy LoixPeugeot 206 WRC+04mins 49.3secs
9.Manfred StohlPeugeot 206 WRC+05mins 18.4secs
10.Juuso PykalistoPeugeot 206 WRC+05mins 40.9secs

11.Daniel SolaCitroen Xsara WRC+05mins 47.8secs
12.Jari-Matti LatvalaFord Focus RS WRC+06mins 44.0secs
13.Antony WarmboldFord Focus WRC+09mins 33.7secs
14.Tobias JohanssonToyota Corolla+09mins 44.5secs
15.Didier AuriolSkoda Fabia WRC+09mins 54.7secs16.Daniel CarlssonSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+15mins 53.9secs17.Kris MeekeOpel Corsa+16mins 04.2secs
18.Toni GardemeisterSkoda Fabia WRC+16mins 23.9secs19.Mirco BaldacciFiat Punto+16mins 28.1secs
20.Simon Jean-JosephRenault Clio Super 1600+17mins 02.9secs

Overall JWRC after SS9:

1.Daniel CarlssonSuzuki Ignis Super 16002hours 05mins 57.4secs2.Kris MeekeOpel Corsa+00mins 10.3secs3.Mirco BaldacciFiat Punto+00mins 34.2secs

Notable retirements:

DNS.Richard BurnsPeugeot 206 WRCIllness.
SS3.Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRCWent off the road.
SS3.Mikko HirvonenFord Focus RS WRCLost left rear wheel.
SS3/4.Marcus GronholmPeugeot 206 WRCWent off the road.
SS3/4.Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRCEngine.
SS7/8.Gilles PanizziPeugeot 206 WRCMechanical

Italics denotes Junior World Rally Championship entries.

 

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