SS3 - Gombren - St Jaume Frontanya 1 (22.55 kms): Duval fastest on damp stage ahead of teammate Martin, Gronholm third ahead of Citroen duo Sainz and Loeb in fifth and sixth. Loeb leads but just 1.1secs cover top three. Loix first main driver to retire, Andersson leads JWRC.

Stage times and overall standings after SS3.

Top ten stage times for SS3:

1. Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC 0415mins 43.2secs
2. Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 05.6secs
3. Marcus GronholmPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 07.1secs
4. Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 10.6secs
5. Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 15.7secs
6. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC 2004+00mins 21.7secs
7. Mikko HirvonenSubaru Impreza WRC 2004+00mins 31.0secs
8. Daniel SolaMitsubishi Lancer WR04+00mins 34.7secs
9. Stephane SarrazinSubaru Impreza First 03+00mins 38.1secs
10. Toni GardemeisterSkoda Fabia WRC+00mins 45.5secs

Overall times after SS3:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC37mins 42.3secs
2. Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 01.0secs
3. Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 01.1secs
4. Marcus GronholmPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 07.2secs
5. Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 13.8secs
6. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC 2004+00mins 32.8secs
7. Daniel SolaMitsubishi Lancer WR04+00mins 41.4secs
8. Stephane SarrazinSubaru Impreza First 03+00mins 50.6secs
9. Mikko HirvonenSubaru Impreza WRC 2004+00mins 56.8secs
10. Gilles PanizziMitsubishi Lancer WR04+01mins 02.5secs
11. Toni GardemeisterSkoda Fabia WRC+01mins 03.3secs
12. Gianluigi GalliMitsubishi Lancer WR04+01mins 07.5secs
13. Nicolas VouillozPeugeot 206 WRC+01mins 17.7secs
14. Armin SchwarzSkoda Fabia WRC+01mins 23.8seccs
15. Antony WarmboldFord Focus RS WRC 02+01mins 48.3secs
16. Jan KopeckySkoda Fabia WRC+02mins 09.4secs
17. Giandomenico BassoFiat Punto S1600+03mins 14.0secs18. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Ignis+03mins 18.7secs19. Mirco BaldacciSuzuki Ignis+03mins 34.3secs20. Xavier PonsRenault Clio+03mins 34.8secs

Overall JWRC after SS3:

1. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Ignis41mins 01.0secs2. Mirco BaldacciSuzuki Ignis+00mins 15.6secs3. Xavier PonsRenault Clio+00mins 16.1secs

Notable retirements*:

SS3. Freddy LoixPeugeot 307 WRCMechanical

* 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.