Parnassos C Service: Notes and quotes

Petter Solberg (Subaru) - leader: Was forced to almost stop and select first gear to pick his way around the rocks dislodged by front-runners. Also complained of understeer

Parnassos C Service: Notes and quotes

(Subaru) - second overall, +5.4s: Complained of losing time having to catch and pass the troubled Kenneth Eriksson in his dust on SS4.

(Ford) - third overall, +14.1s: "I'm quite satisfied with things, but we hit a sort of gully or rut in SS4 and I think we damaged both front dampers. After that, we took it a little bit easy through the final part."

As in Cyprus, Ford is again using 'pit boards' in the stages to advise its drivers of their positions relative to the leaders.

(Peugeot) - fifth overall, +24.8s: "Having the roads cleared has certainly helped me. I'd like to keep that road position tomorrow if possible."

(Ford) - sixth overall, +25.4s: "I lost a little bit of the rear brakes towards the end of SS4, and I had a puncture in SS3."

(Citroen) - seventh overall, +37.8s: No problems reported. Erm, that's it...

(Mitsubishi) - eighth overall, +1m02.4s: Reported overheating front brake at the end of SS4.

(Citroen) - ninth overall, +1m07.2s: "I had a little spin in SS4, which cost a few seconds, and some understeer as well."

(Peugeot) - 10th overall, +1m14.8s: "I'm not happy with the car's handling. It doesn't feel 100 percent, but I don't know if it's the tyres or the suspension or the differential."

(Mitsubishi) - 11th overall, +1m18.9s: No major problems reported.

(Skoda) - 12th overall, +1m26.8s: On SS4, the German's power steering locked up in the same way as happened on the Catalunya Rally. "Returning the wheel to the centre was the problem. My hands are nearly falling off."

(Ford) - 13th overall, +1m54.2s: The painkillers given to the Frenchman for the sprain to his right wrist have now worn off, but Delecour has declined to take more. On road sections his co-driver Daniel Grataloup is carrying out the gear changes.

(Hyundai) - 15th overall, +2m27.1s: McRae got stuck behind the Subaru of Toshihiro Arai before the Japanese driver retired.

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