SS6 - El Montmell 2 (24.14km): Loeb fastest through SS6 to complete a perfect day; Sordo second; Duval third; Hirvonen fourth; Atkinson fifth; Petter Solberg sixth; Mikkelsen reported engine problems on afternoon loop; Gardemeister lost 2 minutes in previous test with a puncture; Al-Qassimi went off and into a ditch but could continue; Ogier heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event by 15.8 seconds at the end of day 1.

Stage times and overall standings after SS6.

Top ten stage times for SS6:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 12mins 33.0secs M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 03.5secs M
3. Francois DuvalBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 06.7secs M
4. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 09.5secs M
5. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 17.7secs M
6. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 18.7secs M
7. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 20.4secs MT
8. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+00mins 21.5secs A8
9. Andreas MikkelsenRamsport Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 35.6secs A8
10. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+00mins 39.0secs A8

Overall times after SS6:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 1hour 10mins 11.5secs M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 15.8secs M
3. Francois DuvalBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 41.3secs M
4. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 44.1secs M
5. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+01mins 47.5secs M
6. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+02mins 01.2secs A8
7. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+02mins 04.4secs MT
8. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+02mins 13.4secs M
9. Andreas MikkelsenRamsport Ford Focus WRC 07+02mins 24.9secs A8
10. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+03mins 42.1secs MT
11. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+03mins 53.7secs A8
12. Brice TirabassiSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+04mins 03.7secs A8
13. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+04mins 31.1secs MT
14. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+04mins 34.5secs MT
15. Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +05mins 22.4secs A8
16. Peter van MerksteijnFord Focus RS WRC 07+05mins 36.8secs A8
17. Mads OstbergAdapta Subaru WRC S12b+05mins 43.8secs A8
18. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+05mins 46.8secs M
19. Gareth JonesSubaru Impreza WRC S12B+06mins 18.8secs A8
20. Sebastien OgierCitroen C2 S1600+06mins 18.9secs J

Overall JWRC after SS6:

1. Sebastien OgierCitroen C2 S16001hour 16mins 30.4secs J
2. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S1600+00mins 47.0secs J
3. Alessandro BettegaRenault Clio R3+01mins 22.2secs 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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