SS1 - Panagia 1: Sebastien Loeb paces stage one in Cyprus ahead of team-mate Sordo and Hirvonen. Latvala, Ogier and Petter complete top six. Two Juniors make most of tarmac tyres to set top-ten times, Prokop takes early lead. Araujo heads the PWRC. Loeb leads overall by 13.5secs.

Top ten stage times for SS1:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 22mins 01.03secs M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 13.5secs M
3. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 13.9secs M
4. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 17.9secs M
5. Sebastien OgierCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 29.7secs A8
6. Petter SolbergPS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC+00mins 31.5secs A8
7. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S1600+00mins 51.5secs J
8. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 52.2secs MT
9. Evgeny NovikovCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 54.3secs MT
10. Michal KosciuszkoSuzuki Swift S1600+00mins 55.6secs J

Overall times after SS1:

1. Sebastien LoebCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC 22mins 01.03secs M
2. Daniel SordoCitroen Total WRT C4 WRC+00mins 13.5secs M
3. Mikko HirvonenBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 13.9secs M
4. Jari-Matti LatvalaBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +00mins 17.9secs M
5. Sebastien OgierCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 29.7secs A8
6. Petter SolbergPS WRT Citroen Xsara WRC+00mins 31.5secs A8
7. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S1600+00mins 51.5secs J
8. Matthew WilsonStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC +00mins 52.2secs MT
9. Evgeny NovikovCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 54.3secs MT
10. Michal KosciuszkoSuzuki Swift S1600+00mins 55.6secs J

11. Conrad RauteachCitroen Junior Team C4 WRC+00mins 59.3secs MT
12. Khalid Al QassimiBP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +01mins 03.6secs A8
13. Federico VillagraMunchi's Ford Focus RS WRC +01mins 09.8secs M
14. Armindo AraujoMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+01mins 34.1secs P
15. Patrik SandellSkoda Fabia S2000+01mins 45.6secs P
16. Simone CampedelliMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+02mins 04.0secs P
17. Nasser Al-AttiyahSubaru Impreza N14+02mins 08.4secs P
18. Gaurav Singh GillSubaru Impreza WRX STI+02mins 11.6secs P
19. Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza+02mins 17.4secs P
20. Martin SemeradMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+02mins 19.4secs P

Overall PWRC after SS1 / Top 3:

1. Armindo AraujoMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX23mins 35.4secs P
2. Patrik SandellSkoda Fabia S2000+00mins 11.5secs P
3. Simone CampedelliMitsubishi Lancer Evo IX+00mins 29.9secs P

Overall JWRC after SS1:

1. Martin ProkopCitroen C2 S160022mins 52.8secs J
2. Michal KosciuszkoSuzuki Swift S1600+00mins 04.1secs J
3. Aaron BurkartSuzuki Swift S1600+03mins 08.1secs J

Notable retirements:

Before SS1. Henning SolbergStobart VK Ford Focus RS WRC Accident on road section MT

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

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

all times unofficial

 

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