SS1 - Ruwertal / Fell (26.60 km): Loeb fastest through SS1; Duval second; Gronholm third; Kresta fourth; Martin fifth; Sarrazin sixth; Warmbold did not start - crashed in the pre-event recce; Sordo heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 2secs.

Stage times and overall standings after SS1.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC15mins 37.5secs
2. Francois DuvalCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 02.0secs
3. Marcus GronholmPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 13.8secs
4. Roman KrestaFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 29.5secs
5. Markko MartinPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 29.7secs
6. Stephane SarrazinSubaru Impreza WRC 2005+00mins 33.3secs
7. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC 2005+00mins 35.2secs
8. Toni GardemeisterFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 38.3secs
9. Gigi GalliMitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05+00mins 42.5secs
10. Manfred StohlCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 47.3secs

Overall times after SS1:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC15mins 37.5secs
2. Francois DuvalCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 02.0secs
3. Marcus GronholmPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 13.8secs
4. Roman KrestaFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 29.5secs
5. Markko MartinPeugeot 307 WRC+00mins 29.7secs
6. Stephane SarrazinSubaru Impreza WRC 2005+00mins 33.3secs
7. Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC 2005+00mins 35.2secs
8. Toni GardemeisterFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 38.3secs
9. Gigi GalliMitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05+00mins 42.5secs
10. Manfred StohlCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 47.3secs

11. Alex BengueSkoda Fabia WRC 05+00mins 48.6secs
12. Harri RovanperaMitsubishi Lancer Evo WRC05+00mins 50.0secs
13. Armin SchwarzSkoda Fabia WRC 05+00mins 50.1secs
14. Daniel SolaFord Focus RS WRC 04+00mins 54.7secs
15. Stepan VojtechPeugeot 206 WRC+01mins 14.0secs
16. Xavier PonsCitroen Xsara WRC+01mins 24.3secs
17. Jan KopeckySkoda Fabia WRC 05+01mins 28.4secs
18. Chris AtkinsonSubaru Impreza WRC 2005+01mins 30.4secs
19. Markus FahrnerOpel Corsa S1600+01mins 51.6secs20. Daniel Sordo Citroen C2 Super 1600+01mins 54.0secs

Overall JWRC after SS1:

1. Daniel Sordo Citroen C2 Super 160017mins 31.5secs2. Guy Wilks Suzuki Swift+00mins 03.7secs3. Per-Gunnar Andersson Suzuki Swift+00mins 04.4secs

Notable retirements*:

DNS. Antony WarmboldFord Focus RS WRC 04Withdrawn - crashed in recce

* Under the 'SupeRally' system, retired cars can re-start on subsequent legs with time penalties imposed for however many stages they miss.

# denotes elected to re-start.

Italics denotes Junior World Rally Championship entries.

 

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