SS18 - Margam Park 2 (12.64 kms): Solberg fastest through SS18; Loeb second; Duval third; Stohl fourth; Makinen fifth; Kresta sixth; McRae lost time with a puncture; Carlsson wins the JWRC category; Solberg takes the overall victory by 43.6 secs, and wins the 2003 World Rally drivers' title.

Stage times and overall standings after SS18.

Top ten stage times for SS18:

1. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC7mins 07.4secs
2.Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 11.1secs
3.Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 15.5secs
4.Manfred StohlPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 19.1secs
5.Tommi MakinenSubaru Impreza WRC+00mins 19.2secs
6.Roman KrestaPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 22.5secs
7.Freddy LoixPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 23.0secs
8.Juuso PykalistoPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 27.1secs
9.Jari-Matti LatvalaFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 33.0secs
10.Didier AuriolSkoda Fabia WRC+00mins 35.0secs

Overall times after SS18:

1.Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC3hours 28mins 58.1secs
2.Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 43.6secs
3.Tommi MakinenSubaru Impreza WRC+02mins 58.8secs
4.Colin McRaeCitroen Xsara WRC+05mins 28.1secs
5.Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC+07mins 16.1secs
6.Freddy LoixPeugeot 206 WRC+08mins 06.5secs
7.Manfred StohlPeugeot 206 WRC+08mins 48.4secs
8.Roman KrestaPeugeot 206 WRC+09mins 02.6secs
9.Juuso PykalistoPeugeot 206 WRC+09mins 53.6secs
10.Jari-Matti LatvalaFord Focus RS WRC+12mins 25.3secs

11.Didier AuriolSkoda Fabia WRC+15mins 45.9secs
12.Tobias JohanssonToyota Corolla+17mins 03.4secs
13.Antony WarmboldFord Focus WRC+18mins 20.7secs14.Daniel CarlssonSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+28mins 31.7secs15.Mirco BaldacciFiat Punto+30mins 06.1secs
16.Simon Jean-JosephRenault Clio Super 1600+32mins 18.2secs
17.Jimmy McRaeSubaru Impreza+32mins 32.0secs
18.Geoff JonesSubaru Impreza+33mins 17.0secs
19.Peter BijveldsMitsubishi Lancer Evo+34mins 19.1secs
20.Nik ElsmoreMitsubishi Lancer Evo+34mins 24.2secs

Overall JWRC after SS18:

1.Daniel CarlssonSuzuki Ignis Super 16003hours 57mins 29.8secs2.Mirco BaldacciFiat Punto+01mins 34.4secs3.Ville-Pertti TeuronenSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+07mins 21.8secs

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.
SS16.Harri RovanperaPeugeot 206 WRCMechanical.
SS16.Toni GardemeisterSkoda Fabia WRCWent off the road.

Italics denotes Junior World Rally Championship entries.

 

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