SS9 - Phaselis 1 (22.40 km): Henning Solberg fastest through SS9; Sordo second; Wilson third; Loeb fourth; Gardemeister fifth; Petter Solberg sixth; Hirvonen, Latvala and Galli eased off to ensure a better road position on day 2; Andersson lost over 4 minutes with a steering problem; Aigner heads the PWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 1 second at the end of day 1.

Stage times and overall standings after SS9.

Top ten stage times for SS9:

1. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 0717mins 49.3secs MT
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 04.2secs M
3. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 06.8secs A8
4. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 08.8secs M
5. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 10.7secs M
6. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 14.6secs M
7. Andreas Mikkelsen Ramsport-Ford Focus WRC06+00mins 17.3secs A8
8. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+00mins 19.5secs A8
9. Gigi GalliStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 21.3secs MT
10. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 23.0secs M

Overall times after SS9:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hours 02mins 35.2secs M
2. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 01.0secs MT
3. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 01.1secs M
4. Gigi GalliStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 02.2secs MT
5. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 07 +00mins 06.9secs M
6. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 49.1secs M
7. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+01mins 05.9secs A8
8. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+01mins 06.8secs M
9. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+02mins 27.1secs M
10. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+02mins 50.0secs A8
11. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+03mins 17.2secs MT
12. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+05mins 53.7secs M
13. Barry ClarkMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+06mins 12.3secs MT
14. Andreas AignerMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+07mins 14.6secs P
15. Patrik SandellPeugeot 207 S2000+07mins 15.5secs P
16. Uwe NittelMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+07mins 20.0secs P
17. Martin ProkopMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+07mins 36.4secs P
18. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+07mins 58.2secs P
19. Evgeniy VertunovSubaru Impreza WRX STi+08mins 06.4secs P
20. Mirco BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+08mins 16.8secs P

Overall PWRC after SS9:

1. Andreas AignerMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX2hours 09mins 49.9secs P
2. Patrik SandellPeugeot 207 S2000+00mins 00.9secs P
3. Uwe NittelMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 06.0secs P

Notable retirements:

SS3. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRCLost a wheel. A8
SS6/7. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008Suspension. M

* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally format.

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
P - denotes Production WRC entry.

all times unofficial