SS1 - Glenboy 1 (22.25km): Latvala fastest through SS1 as winter tyre gamble pays off big time in the treacherous conditions; Aava second also on winter tyres; McShea third; Hirvonen fourth; Sordo fifth; Henning Solberg sixth; Loeb seventh said conditions were 'impossible'; Burkart heads the JWRC category; Latvala leads overall by 17.6 secs.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 12mins 44.0secs M
2. Urmo AavaStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08+00mins 17.6secs MT
3. Niall McShea Proton Satria Neo+00mins 27.1secs S2000
4. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 31.5secs M
5. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 32.7secs M
6. Henning SolbergStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08+00mins 35.9secs MT
7. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 42.0secs M
8. Gareth MacHaleFord Focus+00mins 46.0secs A8
9. Eamonn BolandSubaru Impreza WRC+00mins 51.7secs A8
10. Chris AtkinsonCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 52.5secs MT

Overall times after SS1:

1. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 12mins 44.0secs M
2. Urmo AavaStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08+00mins 17.6secs MT
3. Niall McShea Proton Satria Neo+00mins 27.1secs S2000
4. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 31.5secs M
5. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 32.7secs M
6. Henning SolbergStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08+00mins 35.9secs MT
7. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 42.0secs M
8. Gareth MacHaleFord Focus+00mins 46.0secs A8
9. Eamonn BolandSubaru Impreza WRC+00mins 51.7secs A8
10. Chris AtkinsonCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 52.5secs MT
11. Alan Ring Mitsubishi Evo 9 +00mins 53.4secs N4
12. Conrad RautenbachCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 54.2secs A8
13. Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +00mins 59.6secs A8
14. Matthew WilsonStobart Ford Focus RS WRC 08+01mins 08.0secs A8
15. Aaron MacHaleFord Focus WRC+01mins 14.2secs A8
16. Shaun Gallagher Mitsubishi Evo 9+01mins 17.8secs N4
17. Gary JenningsMitsubishi Evo 9 +01mins 18.6secs N4
18. Sebastien OgierCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+01mins 28.2secs A8
19. Austin MacHaleFord Focus WRC+01mins 29.5secs A8
20. Tim McNultySubaru S12B+01mins 57.8secs A8

Overall JWRC after SS1:

1. Aaron BurkartSuzuki Swift S160014mins 41.9secs J
2. Yoann BonatoSuzuki Swift Sport+00mins 04.3secs J
3. Hans WeijsCitroen C2 S1600+00mins 30.2secs J

Notable retirements:

None.

* 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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