SS1 - Acqua Doria - Serra di Ferro 1 (15.92km): Loeb fastest through SS1; Hirvonen second - 4 seconds slower; Sordo third; Duval fourth; Latvala fifth; Atkinson sixth; Mikkelsen was 8 mins late at TC - picked up a 1min 20sec penalty; Kosciuszko stopped in the stage - accident near start; Prokop heads the JWRC category; Loeb leads the overall event.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 9mins 27.4secs M
2. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 04.0secs M
3. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 04.5secs M
4. Francois DuvalBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 07.3secs M
5. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 10.6secs MT
6. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 12.6secs M
7. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 14.4secs M
8. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+00mins 18.3secs A8
9. Andreas MikkelsenRamsport Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 22.6secs A8
10. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 24.1secs MT

Overall times after SS1:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 9mins 27.4secs M
2. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 04.0secs M
3. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 04.5secs M
4. Francois DuvalBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 07.3secs M
5. Jari-Matti LatvalaStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 10.6secs MT
6. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 12.6secs M
7. Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 14.4secs M
8. Urmo AavaPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+00mins 18.3secs A8
9. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 24.1secs MT
10. Brice TirabassiSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 28.4secs A8
11. Conrad RautenbachPH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC+00mins 29.7secs A8
12. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 30.4secs M
13. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 31.0secs M
14. Mads OstbergAdapta WRT Subaru WRC +00mins 32.5secs A8
15. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 41.4secs A8
16 Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 46.1secs A8
17. Francois PadronaSubaru Impreza WRC+00mins 55.6secs A8
18. Barry ClarkStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 58.5secs A8
19. Gareth JonesSubaru Impreza WRC S12B+00mins 58.9secs A8
20. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S1600+01mins 01.8secs J

Overall JWRC after SS1:

1. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S160010mins 29.2secs J
2. Pierre CampanaRenault Clio R3 MAXI+00mins 02.8secs J
3. Pierre MarcheSuzuki Swift+00mins 05.5secs J

Notable retirements:

SS1. Michal KosciuszkoSuzuki Swift S1600Accident. J

* 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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