SS1 - Manukau Super 1 (2.10 kms): Martin fastest through SS1; Gronholm second; Duval third; Solberg fourth; Hirvonen and Rovanpera joint fifth; Nutahara heads the PCWRC category; Martin leads the overall event by 0.4secs.

Stage times and overall standings after SS1.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC 031mins 24.5secs
2. Marcus GronholmPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 00.4secs
3. Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC 03+00mins 00.5secs
4. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC 2004+00mins 00.7secs
5. Mikko HirvonenSubaru Impreza WRC 2004+00mins 01.2secs
= Harri RovanperaPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 01.2secs
7. Daniel CarlssonPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 01.7secs
8. Henning SolbergPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 02.3secs
9. Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 02.5secs
10. Kristian SohlbergMitsubishi Lancer WRC04+00mins 04.2secs

Overall times after SS1:

1. Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC 031mins 24.5secs
2. Marcus GronholmPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 00.4secs
3. Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC 03+00mins 00.5secs
4. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC 2004+00mins 00.7secs
5. Mikko HirvonenSubaru Impreza WRC 2004+00mins 01.2secs
= Harri RovanperaPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 01.2secs
7. Daniel CarlssonPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 01.7secs
8. Henning SolbergPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 02.3secs
9. Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 02.5secs
10. Kristian SohlbergMitsubishi Lancer WRC04+00mins 04.2secs

11. Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 04.7secs
12. Dean HerridgeSubaru Impreza WRX-STI+00mins 05.1secs
13. Gilles PanizziMitsubishi Lancer WRC04+00mins 06.4secs14. Fumio NutaharaMitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII+00mins 06.7secs
15. Chris WestSubaru Impreza STI+00mins 06.8secs
16. Cody CrockerSubaru Impreza WRX-STI+00mins 07.0secs
17. Mark TapperMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII RS+00mins 07.3secs18. Gianluigi GalliMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+00mins 07.6secs
19. Antony WarmboldFord Focus RS WRC 02+00mins 07.7secs
20. Jari ViitaFord Focus RS WRC 03+00mins 08.0secs=. Tomasz KucharMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+00mins 08.0secs

Overall PCWRC after SS1:

1. Fumio NutaharaMitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII01mins 31.2secs2. Gianluigi GalliMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+00mins 00.9secs3.. Tomasz KucharMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+00mins 01.3secs

Notable retirements:

None.

Italics denotes Production Car World Rally Championship entries.

 

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