SS3 - El Montmell 1 (24.14km): Loeb fastest through SS3 - edges out Sordo by 0.1 seconds; Duval third; Hirvonen fourth; Petter Solberg fifth; Aava sixth; Gardemeister spun; Ogier heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 7.5 seconds.

Stage times and overall standings after SS3.

Top ten stage times for SS3:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 12mins 39.0secs M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 00.1secs M
3. Francois DuvalBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 07.4secs M
4. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 11.4secs M
5. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 14.8secs M
6. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+00mins 21.1secs A8
7. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 23.3secs MT
8. Andreas MikkelsenRamsport Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 30.1secs A8
9. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 36.1secs M
10. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+00mins 39.7secs A8

Overall times after SS3:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 35mins 09.5secs M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 07.5secs M
3. Francois DuvalBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 23.6secs M
4. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 25.8secs M
5. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 56.1secs M
6. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+01mins 02.1secs A8
7. Andreas MikkelsenRamsport Ford Focus WRC 07+01mins 07.2secs A8
8. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+01mins 10.2secs MT
9. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+01mins 29.3secs M
10. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+01mins 45.9secs M
11. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+01mins 53.6secs MT
12. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+02mins 01.2secs A8
13. Brice TirabassiSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+02mins 08.0secs A8
14. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+02mins 18.7secs MT
15. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+02mins 25.6secs MT
16. Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +02mins 31.1secs A8
17. Peter van MerksteijnFord Focus RS WRC 07+02mins 43.7secs A8
18. Sebastien OgierCitroen C2 S1600+03mins 11.5secs J
19. Mads OstbergAdapta Subaru WRC S12b+03mins 15.5secs A8
20. Gareth JonesSubaru Impreza WRC S12B+03mins 17.1secs A8

Overall JWRC after SS3:

1. Sebastien OgierCitroen C2 S160038mins 21.0secs J
2. Michal KosciuszkoSuzuki Swift S1600+00mins 39.1secs J
3. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S1600+00mins 40.5secs J

Notable retirements:

SS2. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRCWent off the road. M
SS3. Peter Jr van Merksteijn Ford Focus RS WRC 06Went off the road. A8

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

M - denotes Manufacturer entry.
MT - denotes Manufacturer Team entry.
J - denotes Junior WRC entry.

all times unofficial

 

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