SS1 - Port Talbot 1 (17.41 km): Gronholm quickest through opening stage, Hirvonen second despite hitting stone. Stohl third, Solberg fourth after briefly stopping at hairpin. Pons fifth, Atkinson sixth. Sordo spun in stage. Wilks leads the JWRC category, Meeke lost time with puncture.

Stage times and overall standings after SS1.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Marcus GronholmBP Ford Focus RS WRC 0609mins 08.7secs M1
2. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Focus RS WRC 06+00mins 03.7secs M1
3. Manfred StohlOMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC+00mins 09.2secs M2
4. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006+00mins 09.7secs M1
5. Xavier PonsKronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06+00mins 15.3secs M1
6. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006+00mins 17.8secs M1
7. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 06+00mins 18.4secs M2
8. Mark HigginsFord Focus WRC 05 +00mins 24.4secs
9. Henning SolbergOMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC+00mins 26.3secs M2
10. Francois DuvalFirst Skoda Fabia WRC+00mins 27.6secs

Overall times after SS1:

1. Marcus GronholmBP Ford Focus RS WRC 0609mins 08.7secs M1
2. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Focus RS WRC 06+00mins 03.7secs M1
3. Manfred StohlOMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC+00mins 09.2secs M2
4. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006+00mins 09.7secs M1
5. Xavier PonsKronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06+00mins 15.3secs M1
6. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2006+00mins 17.8secs M1
7. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 06+00mins 18.4secs M2
8. Mark HigginsFord Focus WRC 05 +00mins 24.4secs
9. Henning SolbergOMV Peugeot Norway 307 WRC+00mins 26.3secs M2
10. Francois DuvalFirst Skoda Fabia WRC+00mins 27.6secs

11. Harri RovanperaRed Bull Skoda Fabia WRC+00mins 30.1secs M2
12. Andreas Mikkelsen Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 06 +00mins 31.9secs
13. Daniel SordoKronos Citroen Xsara WRC 06+00mins 32.5secs M1
14. Andreas AignerRed Bull Skoda Fabia WRC+00mins 33.9secs M2
15. Jan KopeckyCzech RT-Skoda Kopecky Fabia WRC +00mins 39.8secs
16. Anton Alen Subaru Impreza+00mins 58.4secs
17. Oscar Svedlund Subaru Swedish Dealer Team Impreza +01mins 06.8secs
18. Gareth MacHaleFord Focus WRC+01mins 08.9secs
19. Gwyndaf Evans Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution+01mins 12.2secs B
20. Phillip MorrowMitsubishi Lancer Evolution+01mins 14.3secs B

Overall JWRC after SS1:

1. Guy WilksSuzuki Swift S160010mins 28.4secs J / B
2. P-G AnderssonSuzuki Swift S1600+00mins 03.5secs J
3. Urmo AavaSuzuki Swift S1600+00mins 18.3secs J

Notable retirements*:

None.

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

# denotes elected/able to re-start.

M1 - denotes Manufacturer 1 entry.
M2 - denotes Manufacturer 2 entry.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.
B - denotes can score points in MSA British Rally Championship.

all times unofficial

 

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