SS2 - Alpens - Les Llosses 1 (21.80 kms): Loeb quickest through SS2 to move into lead of event. Martin second ahead of tarmac expert Panizzi in an impressive third. Gronholm fourth ahead of Sainz, Sola and Sarrazin, Duval and Solberg eighth and ninth. Bernardi takes JWRC lead.

Stage times and overall standings after SS2.

Top ten stage times for SS2:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC13mins 09.0secs
2. Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 10.6secs
3. Gilles PanizziMitsubishi Lancer WR04+00mins 12.1secs
4. Marcus GronholmPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 14.1secs
5. Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 15.1secs
6. Daniel SolaMitsubishi Lancer WR04+00mins 15.4secs
7. Stephane SarrazinSubaru Impreza First 03+00mins 17.2secs
8. Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 17.4secs
9. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC 2004+00mins 24.3secs
10. Gianluigi GalliMitsubishi Lancer WR04+00mins 24.5secs

Overall times after SS2:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC21mins 43.4secs
2. Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 11.2secs
3. Gilles PanizziMitsubishi Lancer WR04+00mins 14.7secs
4. Marcus GronholmPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 15.8secs
5. Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 16.7secs
6. Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 18.9secs
7. Daniel SolaMitsubishi Lancer WR04+00mins 22.4secs
8. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC 2004+00mins 26.8secs
9. Stephane SarrazinSubaru Impreza First 03+00mins 28.2secs
10. Armin SchwarzSkoda Fabia WRC+00mins 32.4secs
11. Gianluigi GalliMitsubishi Lancer WR04+00mins 32.7secs
12. Toni GardemeisterSkoda Fabia WRC+00mins 33.5secs
13. Freddy LoixPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 37.3secs
14. Mikko HirvonenSubaru Impreza WRC 2004+00mins 41.5secs
15. Nicolas VouillozPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 47.8secs
16. Antony WarmboldFord Focus RS WRC 02+01mins 12.6secs
17. Jan KopeckySkoda Fabia WRC+01mins 27.4secs18. Nicolas BernardiRenault Clio+02mins 10.7secs19. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Ignis+02mins 14.3secs
20. Giandomenico BassoFiat Punto S1600+02mins 22.5secs

Overall JWRC after SS2:

1. Nicolas BernardiRenault Clio23mins 54.1secs2. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Ignis+00mins 03.6secs3. Mirco BaldacciSuzuki Ignis+00mins 13.8secs

Notable retirements*:

* Under the new 'SupeRally' system, retired cars can re-start on subsequent legs. However as the system is currently being used only as an experiment, competitors will not be eligible for points and will not be classified in the overall standings.

Italics denotes Junior World Rally Championship entries.