Loeb leads day 1 in Cyprus

Saturday's Route

The rally reverts to gravel todayalthough the territory remains the same, with the Troodos Mountains hosting the action.  After leaving Limassol at 07.00, drivers face an initial loop of three tests towards the western side of the mountains before returning to Limassol for service.  The afternoon comprises two long tests in the centre of the range before drivers return to the town for the overnight halt at 19.03 after 115.60km of competition.

Leaderboard after Friday - Day 1

1.  S Loeb/D Elena                      FRA             Citroen C4              1hr 37min 46.3sec 2.  D Sordo/M Marti                     ESP             Citroen C4              1hr 38min 28.1sec 3.  M Hirvonen/J Lehtinen               FIN             Ford Focus RS   1hr 38min 46.5sec 4.  J-M Latvala/M Anttila               FIN             Ford Focus RS   1hr 38min 54.6sec 5.  P Solberg/P Mills                   NOR             Citroen Xsara           1hr 40min 13.4sec 6.  S Ogier/J Ingrassia                 FRA             Citroen C4              1hr 40min 49.6sec 7.  E Novikov/D Moscatt         RUS             Citroen C4              1hr 41min 02.3sec 8.  M Wilson/S Martin           GBR             Ford Focus RS   1hr 42min 12.2sec 9.  C Rautenbach/D Barritt              ZIM             Citroen C4              1hr 42min 21.6sec 10 F Villagra/J Perez Companc   ARG             Ford Focus RS   1hr 42min 48.3sec

Stage Times

Stage 1: 1. Loeb 22min 01.3sec; 2. Sordo + 13.5; 3. Hirvonen + 13.9; 4. Latvala + 17.9; 5. Ogier + 29.7; 6. P Solberg + 31.5; 12. Al Qassimi + 1:03.6.

Stage 2: 1. Loeb 5min 33.9sec; 2. Sordo + 3.7; 3. Hirvonen + 5.4; 4. Prokop + 9.3; 5. Ogier + 9.4; 6. Latvala + 10.7; 12. Al Qassimi + 19.8.

Overall: 1. Loeb 27min 35.2sec; 2. Sordo + 17.2; 3. Hirvonen + 19.3; 4. Latvala + 28.6; 5. Ogier + 39.1; 6. P Solberg + 43.8; 12. Al Qassimi + 1:23.4.

Stage 3: 1. Loeb 21min 09.2sec; 2. Sordo + 5.3; 3. Latvala + 17.8; 4. Hirvonen + 22.7; 5. P Solberg + 35.5; 6. Ogier + 49.4; 11. Al Qassimi + 1:18.8.

Overall: 1. Loeb 48min 44.4sec; 2. Sordo + 22.5; 3. Hirvonen + 42.0; 4. Latvala + 46.4; 5. P Solberg + 1:19.3; 6. Ogier + 1:28.5; 11. Al Qassimi + 2:42.2.

Stage 4: 1. Loeb 22min 06.8sec; 2. Hirvonen + 8.1; 3. Sordo + 14.3; 4. Latvala + 15.7; 5. P Solberg + 16.3; 6. Novikov + 31.5; 8. Al Qassimi + 51.6.

Overall: 1. Loeb 1hr 10min 51.4sec; 2. Sordo + 36.8; 3. Hirvonen + 50.1; 4. Latvala + 1:02.1; 5. P Solberg + 1:35.6; 6. Ogier + 2:21.9; 10. Al Qassimi + 3:33.8.

Stage 5: 1. Loeb 5min 34.9sec; 2. Latvala + 5.9; 3. Sordo + 7.2; 4. Hirvonen + 8.8; 5. P Solberg + 9.3; 6. Ogier + 13.1; 9. Al Qassimi + 21.9.

Overall: 1. Loeb 1hr 16min 26.1sec; 2. Sordo + 44.0; 3. Hirvonen + 58.9; 4. Latvala + 1:08.0; 5. P Solberg + 1:44.9; 6. Ogier + 2:35.0; 10. Al Qassimi + 3:55.7.

Stage 6: 1. Sordo 21min 18.0sec; 2. Loeb + 2.2; 3. Latvala + 2.5; 4. Hirvonen + 3.5; 5. Novikov + 23.7; 6. Ogier + 30.5; 11. Al Qassimi + 1:25.7.

Overall: 1. Loeb 1hr 37min 46.3sec; 2. Sordo + 41.8; 3. Hirvonen + 1:00.2; 4. Latvala + 1:08.3; 5. P Solberg + 2:27.1; 6. Ogier + 3:03.3; 11. Al Qassimi + 5:19.2.