SS1 - Oslo (2.00km): Petter Solberg begins his first event with his own team in the best way possible by setting the pace in the short opening super special; Hirvonen trails by 0.6 seconds; Loeb completes top three followed by ?stberg and Latvala; Sordo sixth despite stalling at start; Andersson stopped in one hairpin; Novikov had slight off; Sandell sets early pace in P-WRC category; Arai picks up 5 minute penalty for engine change after shakedown; Petter leads overall.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Petter SolbergPS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC1mins 32.8secs A8
2. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 00.6secs M
3. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.7secs M
4. Mads ?stbergAdapta AS Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 01.2secs A8
5. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.3secs M
6. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 03.0secs M
7. Urmo AavaStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 03.4secs MT
8. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 04.2secs MT
9. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 04.7secs A8
10. Anders Gr?ndalSubaru Impreza WRC+00mins 05.3secs A8

Overall times after SS1:

1. Petter SolbergPS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC1mins 32.8secs A8
2. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 00.6secs M
3. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 00.7secs M
4. Mads ?stbergAdapta AS Subaru Impreza WRC +00mins 01.2secs A8
5. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 02.3secs M
6. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 03.0secs M
7. Urmo AavaStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 03.4secs MT
8. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 04.2secs MT
9. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 04.7secs A8
10. Anders Gr?ndalSubaru Impreza WRC+00mins 05.3secs A8
11. Sebastien OgierCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 05.5secs A8
12. Patrik SandellSkoda Fabia S2000+00mins 06.2secs P
13. Anders KjaerSubaru Impreza WRX STI+00mins 06.8secs N4
14. Evgeny NovikovCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 07.1secs MT
15. Andis NeiksansMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 07.1secs P
16. Peter van Merksteijn Jr. Ford Focus RS WRC 06+00mins 07.3secs A8
17. Ari LaivolaMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 07.7secs N4
18. Conrad RautenbachCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 08.0secs MT
19. Andreas MikkelsenSubaru Impreza WRX STI+00mins 08.2secs P
20. Jouni ArolainenFord Focus WRC+00mins 08.3secs A8

Overall PWRC after SS1:

1. Patrik SandellSkoda Fabia S20001mins 39.0secs P
2. Andis NeiksansMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 00.9secs P
3. Andreas MikkelsenSubaru Impreza WRX STI+00mins 02.0secs 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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