Loeb leads in Spain - leg 1

Leaderboard after Day 1

1.  S Loeb/D Elena                      FRA             Citroen C4              1hr 10min 11.5sec 2.  D Sordo/M Marti                     ESP             Citroen C4              1hr 10min 27.3sec 3.  F Duval/P Pivato                    BEL             Ford Focus RS   1hr 10min 52.8sec 4.  M Hirvonen/J Lehtinen               FIN             Ford Focus RS   1hr 10min 55.6sec 5.  P Solberg/P Mills                   NOR             Subaru Impreza  1hr 11min 59.0sec 6.  U Aava/K Sikk                       EST             Citroen C4              1hr 12min 12.7sec 7.  J-M Latvala/M Anttila               FIN             Ford Focus RS   1hr 12min 15.9sec 8.  C Atkinson/S Prévot         AUS             Subaru Impreza  1hr 12min 24.9sec 9.  A Mikkelsen/O Floene                NOR             Ford Focus RS   1hr 12min 36.4sec 10 M Wilson/S Martin            GBR             Ford Focus RS   1hr 13min 53.6sec

Stage Times

Stage 1: 1. Loeb 11min 17.3sec; 2. Sordo + 1.5; 3. Duval + 7.0; 4. Hirvonen + 7.2; 5. Mikkelsen + 13.6; 6. Aava + 17.6; 16. Al Qassimi + 42.0.

Stage 2: 1. Loeb 11min 13.2sec; 2. Sordo + 5.9; 3. Hirvonen + 7.2; 4. Duval + 9.2; 5. P Solberg + 18.0; 6. Aava + 23.4; 14. Al Qassimi + 45.1.

Overall: 1. Loeb 22min 30.5sec; 2. Sordo + 7.4; 3. Hirvonen + 14.4; 4. Duval + 16.2; 5. Mikkelsen + 37.1; 6. Aava + 41.0; 14. Al Qassimi + 1:27.1.

Stage 3: 1. Loeb 12min 39.0sec; 2. Sordo + 0.1; 3. Duval + 7.4; 4. Hirvonen + 11.4; 5. P Solberg + 14.8; 6. Aava + 21.1; 17. Al Qassimi + 1:04.0.

Overall: 1. Loeb 35min 09.5sec; 2. Sordo + 7.5; 3. Duval + 23.6; 4. Hirvonen + 25.8; 5. P Solberg + 56.1; 6. Aava + 1:02.1; 16. Al Qassimi + 2:31.1.

Stage 4: 1. Loeb 11min 14.0sec; 2. Sordo + 1.3; 3. Hirvonen + 3.3; 4. Duval + 4.3; 5. Atkinson + 11.1; 6. Latvala + 15.2; 16. Al Qassimi + 42.9.

Overall: 1. Loeb 46min 23.5sec; 2. Sordo + 8.8; 3. Duval + 27.9; 4. Hirvonen + 29.1; 5. P Solberg + 1:12.4; 6. Aava + 1:20.4; 16. Al Qassimi + 3:14.0.

Stage 5: 1. Loeb 11min 15.0sec; 2. Sordo + 3.5; 3. Hirvonen + 5.5; 4. Duval + 6.7; 5. Atkinson + 15.3; 6. P Solberg + 16.4; 17. Al Qassimi + 51.8.

Overall: 1. Loeb 57min 38.5sec; 2. Sordo + 12.3; 3= Hirvonen, Duval + 34.6; 5. P Solberg + 1:28.8; 6. Aava + 1:39.7; 15. Al Qassimi + 4:05.8.

Stage 6: 1. Loeb 12min 33.0sec; 2. Sordo + 3.5; 3. Duval + 6.7; 4. Hirvonen + 9.5; 5. Atkinson + 17.7; 6. P Solberg + 18.7; 21. Al Qassimi + 1:16.6.

Overall: 1. Loeb 1hr 10min 11.5sec; 2. Sordo + 15.8; 3. Duval + 41.3; 4. Hirvonen + 44.1; 5. P Solberg + 1:47.5; 6. Aava + 2:01.2; 15. Al Qassimi + 5:22.4.

Today's Route

The second leg takes drivers north-west of Salou for two identical clockwise loops of three tests covering 127.98km, split by a return to the town for service.  The opening stage of each loop is the monster 38.27km El Priorat / La Ribera d'Ebre, the longest of the rally.  Competitors leave Salou at 07.30 and return for the final overnight halt at 17.56.