SS1 - Heper 1 (13.24km): Hirvonen fastest through a muddy and snowy SS1; Latvala second; Duval third; Sordo fourth; Wilson fifth; Loeb and Petter Solberg joint sixth; Brynildsen heads the PWRC category; Hirvonen leads overall by 3.8 seconds.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 9mins 57.9secs M
2. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 03.8secs M
3. Francois DuvalStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 07.0secs MT
4. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 11.1secs M
5. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 13.0secs MT
6. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 13.3secs M
= Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 13.3secs M
8. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 16.2secs M
9. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 20.3secs M
10. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 22.2secs M

Overall times after SS1:

1. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 9mins 57.9secs M
2. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 03.8secs M
3. Francois DuvalStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 07.0secs MT
4. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 11.1secs M
5. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 13.0secs MT
6. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 13.3secs M
= Petter SolbergSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 13.3secs M
8. P-G AnderssonSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 16.2secs M
9. Chris AtkinsonSubaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008+00mins 20.3secs M
10. Toni GardemeisterSuzuki WRT SX4 WRC+00mins 22.2secs M
11. Henning SolbergMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 26.5secs MT
12. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus WRC 07+00mins 38.8secs MT
13. Jari KetomaaSubaru Impreza WRX STi+00mins 41.4secs N4
14. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 45.2secs P
15. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 48.0secs P
16. Naren KumarSubaru Impreza WRX STi+00mins 54.3secs P
17. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX STi+00mins 54.7secs P
18. Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 9 +00mins 54.8secs P
19. Kazuhiro KitamuraSubaru Impreza WRX STi+00mins 57.2secs N4
20. Mirco BaldacciMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 57.6secs P
= Katsuhiko TaguchiMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 57.6secs P

Overall PWRC after SS1:

1. Eyvind BrynildsenMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX10mins 43.1secs P
2. Evgeny NovikovMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 02.8secs P
3. Naren KumarSubaru Impreza WRX STi+00mins 09.1secs P

Notable retirements:

None.

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

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

all times unofficial

 

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