Citroen's Sebastien Loeb wins the Rallye Sanremo; Gilles Panizzi grabs second following an inspired choice of tyres in the final two wet tests; Markko Martin takes the final podium spot with Carlos Sainz and Francois Duval, in fourth and fifth respectively.

Overall times after SS14 / Leg 3 - Top 30:

1.Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC4hours 16mins 33.7secs
2.Gilles PanizziPeugeot 206 WRC+00mins 28.3secs
3.Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 54.6secs
4.Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+02mins 33.2secs
5. Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC+03mins 58.9secs
6.Colin McRaeCitroen Xsara WRC+04mins 23.8secs
7.Richard BurnsPeugeot 206 WRC+07mins 09.5secs
8.Philippe BugalskiCitroen Xsara WRC+07mins 12.6secs
9.Cedric RobertPeugeot 206 WRC+07mins 25.7secs
10.Tommi MakinenSubaru Impreza WRC+07mins 32.2secs

11.Roman KrestaPeugeot 206 WRC+11mins 35.7secs
12.Didier AuriolSkoda Fabia WRC+14mins 49.1secs
13.Nicolas BernardiRenault Clio Super 1.6+20mins 54.2secs
14.Simon Jean-JosephRenault Clio Super 1.6+23mins 20.9secs
15.Piero LiattiPeugeot 206 Super 1.6+25mins 45.7secs16.Mirco BaldacciFiat Punto+26mins 48.9secs
17.Mark HigginsSubaru Impreza+30mins 32.2secs18.Salvador CanellasSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+32mins 10.7secs
19. Per-Gunnar AnderssonRenault Clio Super 1.6+32mins 58.7secs
20.Pasquale TarantinoRenault Clio Williams+33mins 24.7secs

21.Dimitar IlievPeugeot 206+33mins 28.4secs
22. Jimmy JogePeugeot 206 Super 1.6+34mins 07.7secs23.Ville-Pertti TeuronenSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+35mins 28.1secs
24.Gioachino CoronaRenault Clio RS+35mins 30.6secs25.Luca CecchettiniFiat Punto +38mins 34.1secs
26.Francesco GenoveseRenault Clio RS+43mins 04.4secs
27.Riccardo ErraniSkoda Octavia WRC+43mins 47.6secs28.Guy WilksFord Puma+43mins 59.3secs
29.Eugenio LozzaRenault Clio RS+44mins 58.5secs
30. Pietro TiezziMitsubishi Lancer VI+45mins 18.3secs

36 cars finished the event in total out of 54 starters.

Overall JWRC after SS14 / Leg 3:

1.Mirco BaldacciFiat Punto4hours 43mins 22.6secs2.Salvador CanellasSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+05mins 21.8secs3.Dimitar IlievPeugeot 206+06mins 39.5secs4.Ville-Pertti TeuronenSuzuki Ignis Super 1600+08mins 39.2secs5.Luca CecchettiniFiat Punto +11mins 45.2secs6.Guy WilksFord Puma+17mins 10.4secs7.Abdo FeghaliFord Puma+19mins 18.0secs

Notable retirements:

DNS.Armin SchwarzHyundai Accent WRCDid not start.
DNS.Freddy LoixHyundai Accent WRCDid not start.
SS2.Toni GardemeisterSkoda Fabia WRCWent off road.
SS3.Mikko HirvonenFord Focus RS WRCMechanical.
SS6/7.Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRCFuel problem.
SS14.Marcus GronholmPeugeot 206 WRCLost a wheel.

Italics denote Junior World Rally Championship entries.

 

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