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Thu 21:07 - Driver Q&A
We'll show the end-of-day news conference on our Live Stream from 2115hrs. Find it in the 'Live' section on the home page.

Thu 20:57 - WRC top 5 after SS1
[+ times to leader]: 1. Ogier (VW): 1m48.6s, 2. Meeke (DS 3): +0.6s, 3. Mikkelsen (VW): +0.8s, 4. Kubica (Ford): +1.1s, 5. Latvala (VW): +1.6s

Thu 20:54 - SS1: Ogier
And he's fastest. Six-tenths up on Meeke. "Happy to finish like this, it's easy to make a mistake here. Okay, a small advantage with the drying road. Tomorrow we have a really long day ahead. A tough challenge."

Thu 20:51 - SS1: Ogier on stage
But he's not the first world champion though tonight's test. That honour went to four time champ Tommi Makinen who drove an enormous green Valtra tractor through before the first rally car. It was the same tractor another former champ, Juha Kankkunen, broke the tractor world speed record with earlier this year. 80.88 miles per hour. On snow. We kid you not.

Thu 20:51 - SS1: Tanak
A hairy moment for The Estonian when his Fiesta collects a massive sandbag on an apex. I have no handbrake, I was locking all four wheels. I'm not happy at the moment." He is ninth fastest, 3.3sec off the pace.

Thu 20:48 - SS1: Mikkelsen
Pushing hard, and he's lucky to escape a very wide moment though the forest section when he gets both right-hand wheels off the tarmac. Second fastest so far. "Very slippery but it was a clean run, no worries. The fun starts tomorrow."

Thu 20:44 - SS1: Ostberg
Fourth fastest so far. "It was okay, nothing really special."

Thu 20:42 - SS1: Latvala
Third fastest so far, 1sec off Meeke's pace. "It was slippery, not an easy start. A little mistake, a little touch of the sandbags, but all okay."

Thu 20:39 - SS1: Neuville
His Hyundai looks brand new after his shunt earlier today on Shakedown. It seems to go well too - he's fourth quickest so far. "I'm happy to be here. Our team has done an incredible job to fix the car. Huge, huge thanks to them. I hope we can bring back a good result for them."

Thu 20:36 - SS1: Meeke
He sets a new fastest time, 0.5sec up on Kubica. "It's drying out all the time. A tricky stage, a bit of dirt pulled onto the road. Really looking forward to the stages this weekend. I hope I find a good feeling tomorrow."

Thu 20:33 - SS1: Paddon
Hayden's co-driver John Kennard is marking his 50th WRC rally and his 30th anniversary in the sport this week. Paddon says: "Super Specials aren't really my thing. It was really slippery there so we took no risks. It's important to have a clean start."

Thu 20:30 - SS1: Evans
Fourth quickest, 3.8sec off Kubica's benchmark. "It was a lot more slippery than expected and I missed a lot of apexes. Still, we're here in one piece and looking forward to getting out on the proper stages tomorrow."

Thu 20:27 - SS1: Sordo
The Spaniard snakes his Hyundai off the line to try and put some heat into the tyres. Third fastest so far. "Very, very slippery on the tarmac. Okay, we don't take too many risks today because there is a lot of this rally ahead."

Thu 20:25 - SS1: Prokop
A good start for Martin who completes 0.8sec slower than Kubica. But it wasn't a smooth ride. "It was slippery like hell and our handbrake isn't working properly. It was difficult to manage the tight corners. We have to work on it before tomorrow."

Thu 20:20 - SS1: Al Qassimi
The DS 3 driver fourth quickest so far in 2m0.5s. "Surprisingly slippery and a lot of wheel spin on the uphill gravel section too."

Thu 20:18 - SS1: Kubica
A great start for the Pole who completes in a new fastest time 3.9sec quicker than Hanninen. The new time to beat: 1m49.7s. "It was okay. Very slippery though, and for sure the track - sorry, the road - will get drier and faster for the cars behind."

Thu 20:14 - SS1: Bertelli
The Italian completes 0.3sec slower than Hanninen. "Very slippery and we made a small mistake in the last corner. We lost maybe a second."

Thu 20:11 - SS1: Hanninen
Former Hyundai team member Juho is the first World Rally Car driver on stage. He's in a Ford Fiesta RS this week. His time is quickest so far: 1m53.6s. Not bad considering he didn't have the benefit of a pre-event test. "Not the easiest start, but okay, no hits. We took it quite steadily."

Thu 20:01 - WRC+
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Thu 19:59 - SS1: Quentin Gilbert
The Junior Championship leader bags fastest time in JWRC - 2m03.3s. Up next, the WRC runners...

Thu 19:54 - SS1: Junior WRC drivers
On stage now. Terry Folb the early class pace-setter in 2m03.9s

Thu 19:44 - SS1: Stage update
Changeable. A dry line is appearing in some of the asphalt sections but there are some ominous-looking clouds building overhead.

Thu 19:37 - SS1: Van Den Brand update
Hit a wall, broken steering. He's out of tonight's competition. All being well he will restart tomorrow.

Thu 19:33 - SS1: Huttunen spins
It's a rough start for the man recently crowned 'Future Rally Star of Finland" who spins his Citroen into a barrier. He's underway again. 'A little bit too fast and hit a wall. I think it's okay," he says at the finish.

Thu 19:27 - SS1: Drive DMACK Trophy
Drivers are now filtering through. Early problems though for Mats Van Den Brand, who is reported to have gone off in the forest section.

Thu 19:15 - WRC Live
As well as our text service, don't forget our WRC Live radio commentary and Service Park live stream cameras. You'll find links to both in the LIVE section

Thu 19:14 - SS1: Stage underway
And the wet asphalt is already proving tricky. Daniele Pellegrineschi's Citroen DS3 R3T has just done a neat pirouette backwards into a barrier. Daniele is back underway having escaped with just a broken rear light.

Thu 19:07 - SS1: Stage Notes
Harju 1, 2.27km. Neste Oil Rally Finland kicks off with the short Harju test near the centre of the host town of Jyväskylä. After returning to the itinerary in 2014 following a 16-year lay-off, it is used in virtually the same format. It’s a mix of asphalt roads and gravel tracks, and drivers must take care at a fast and tricky downhill descent into tight turns between trees.

Thu 19:06 - Start intervals
All WRC crews will start tonight's stage at 3min intervals

Thu 19:06 - Start order
Crews will tackle Friday and Saturday's stages in championship order. Tonight, however, the order is a bit special to suit the live TV (and WRC+) schedule. Mitsubishi Lancer driver Fabrizio De Sanctis was first to start at 1900hrs. The first of the World Rally Car drivers, Juho Hanninen, will be on stage at 1950hrs. The last, Sébastien Ogier, will start at 2032hrs, followed by the WRC 2 runners

Thu 19:03 - Set your watches
Here are tonight's crucial times (all GMT 3): 1842hrs (first car leaves service), 1900hrs (first car on stage SS1), 1930hrs (first car returns to Service Park)

Thu 18:53 - Weather
Summer in Jyväskylä has been a bit of a washout so far and there's no sign of a change on the horizon. Today we've seen bright spells but also some sharp bursts of torrential rain. More showers are likely. Right now the roads are wet but there's bright sunshine overhead (we're in Finland remember, so sunset is not until 2210hrs). The temperature is 14ºC.

Thu 18:52 - Coming up today
A short curtain raiser. Just one stage, Harjiu (2.27km) will run this evening before a packed schedule of competition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Thu 18:52 - We're set
At the WRC text desk, assembled this time in a cavernous hall in the Paviljonki exhibition complex - home to the rally Service Park

Thu 18:51 - Hyvää iltaa!
That's good evening from Jyväskylä, and welcome to our live text coverage of Neste Oil Rally Finland

Mon 16:27 - Neste Oil Rally Finland
SS1 Harju 1 LIVE on wrcplus.com on thursday 30th july from 19:00 (CEST); Preview Magazine available on WRC !

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Entry List

Car No Driver/Co-driver Team/Car Eligibility Group Class FIA Priority
1 FRAS. OGIER
FRAJ. INGRASSIA
Volkswagen Motorsport
Volkswagen Polo R WRC
M RC1 1
2 FINJ. LATVALA
FINM. ANTTILA
Volkswagen Motorsport
Volkswagen Polo R WRC
M RC1 1
3 GBRK. MEEKE
IRLP. NAGLE
Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Citroën DS3 WRC
M RC1 1
4 NORM. OSTBERG
SWEJ. ANDERSSON
Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Citroën DS3 WRC
M RC1 1
5 GBRE. EVANS
GBRD. BARRITT
M-Sport World Rally Team
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
M RC1 1
6 ESTO. TANAK
ESTR. MOLDER
M-Sport World Rally team
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
M RC1 1
7 BELT. NEUVILLE
BELN. GILSOUL
Hyundai Motorsport
Hyundai i20 WRC
M RC1 1
8 ESPD. SORDO
ESPM. MARTI
Hyundai Motorsport
Hyundai i20 WRC
M RC1 1
9 NORA. MIKKELSEN
NORO. FLOENE
Volkswagen Motorsport II
Volkswagen Polo R WRC
T RC1 1
12 UAEK. AL QASSIMI
GBRC. PATTERSON
Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
Citroën DS3 WRC
RC1 1
14 POLR. KUBICA
POLM. SZCZEPANIAK
Robert Kubica
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
RC1 1
15 FINJ. HANNINEN
FINT. TUOMINEN
Juho Hanninen
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
RC1 1
16 NORH. SOLBERG
AUTI. MINOR
Henning Solberg
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
RC1 1
17 RUSA. LUKYANUK
RUSA. ARNAUTOV
M-Sport World Rally Team
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
RC1 1
20 NZLH. PADDON
NZLJ. KENNARD
Hyundai Motorsport N
Hyundai i20 WRC
T RC1 1
21 CZEM. PROKOP
CZEJ. TOMANEK
Jipocar Czech National Team
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
T RC1 1
32 FRAS. LEFEBVRE
BELS. PREVOT
PH-Sport
Citroën DS3 RRC
WRC2 RC2 3
33 ITAM. RENDINA
ITAE. INGLESI
Motorsport Italia srl
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
WRC2 RC2 3
34 FRAQ. GIORDANO
FRAV. SARREAUD
Quentin Giordano
Citroën DS3 RRC
WRC2 RC2 3
36 ESTK. KRUUDA
ESTM. JARVEOJA
ME3 Rally Team
Citroën DS3 R5
WRC2 RC2 3
37 ITAL. BERTELLI
ITAL. GRANAI
FWRT srl
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
T RC1 1
38 FINJ. NIKARA
FINK. LINDSTROM
Drive DMACK
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 3
39 UKRY. PROTASOV
UKRP. CHEREPIN
Yurii Protasov
Ford Fiesta RRC
WRC2 RC2 3
40 SWEP. TIDEMAND
SWEE. AXELSSON
Skoda Motorsport
Skoda Fabia R5
WRC2 RC2 3
41 PERN. FUCHS
ARGF. MUSSANO
Nicolas Fuchs Sierlecki
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 3
42 FINE. LAPPI
FINJ. FERM
Skoda Motorsport
Skoda Fabia R5
WRC2 RC2 3
43 UKRV. GORBAN
UKRV. KORSIA
Eurolamp World Rally Team
Mini John Cooper Works s2000
WRC2 RC2 3
44 IRLC. BREEN
GBRS. MARTIN
Sainteloc Junior Team
Peugeot 208 T16 R5
WRC2 RC2 3
45 NORE. BRYNILDSEN
SWEA. FREDRIKSSON
Drive DMACK
Ford Fiesta RRC
WRC2 RC2 3
47 FRAE. CAMILLI
FRAB. VEILLAS
Team Oreca
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 3
48 SWEF. AHLIN
NORM. ABRAHMSEM
Fredrik Ahlin
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 3
49 FRAA. FOULON
FINM. LUKKA
Alain Foulon
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
WRC2 RC2 3
50 ESTS. PARN
GBRJ. MORGAN
Drive DMACK 2
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 3
52 ITAS. TEMPESTINI
ITAM. CHIARCOSSI
Simone Tempestini
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
53 NORO. VEIBY
NORA. JAEGER
Printsport
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
54 IRLD. MC KENNA
IRLA. GRENNAN
Daniel Mc Kenna
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
55 UAEM. AL MUTAWAA
GBRS. MC AULEY
Abu Dhabi Racing
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
58 FRAT. FOLB
FRAF. LE FLOCH
Terry Folb
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
60 FRAQ. GILBERT
BELR. JAMOUL
Quentin Gilbert
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
62 FINH. HAAPAMAKI
FINM. SALMINEN
Hannu's Rally Team
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
63 CHEF. DELLA CASA
ITAD. POZZI
Federico Della Casa
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
65 FRAP. LOUBET
FRAV. BELLOTTO
Pierre-Louis Loubet
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
66 FRAJ. PERRY
FRAJ. REIBEL
Jean-Rene Perry
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
68 FRAM. MARGAILLAN
FRAM. MARGAILLAN
Matthieu Margaillan
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
69 FINJ. HUTTUNEN
FINA. LINNAKETO
AKK Sports Team Finland
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
70 NORA. GRONDAL
NORR. EILERTSEN
Anders Grondal
Citroën DS3 R5
WRC2 RC2 3
71 RUSR. SHAYMIEV
RUSM. TSVETKOV
TAIF Rally Team
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 3
72 ARGJ. ALONSO
ARGJ. MONASTEROLO
Juan Carlos Alonso
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 3
73 SVKM. KOCI
CZEL. KOSTKA
Peugeot Sport Slovakia
Peugeot 208 T16 R5
WRC2 RC2 3
74 AUSS. PEDDER
AUSD. MOSCATT
Scott Pedder
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 3
75 ITAG. LINARI
ITAN. ARENA
Gianluca Linari
Subaru Impreza WRX Sti
WRC2 RC2 3
76 FINJ. VAINIONPAA
FINM. JUNTUNEN
Eurolamp World Rally Team
Citroën DS3 R5
WRC2 RC2 3
77 FINT. SUNINEN
FINM. MARKKULA
Team Oreca
Citroën DS3 R3T
WRC3 RC3 3
78 ITAD. DE TOMMASO
ITAM. BOSI
ACI Team Italia
Peugeot 208 R2
WRC3 RC4 3
79 ITAF. ANDOLFI
ITAS. SCATTOLIN
ACI Team Italia
Peugeot 208 R2
WRC3 RC4 3
81 FINK. KIVINIEMI
FINM. KANGAS
Kristian Kiviniemi
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
RC2
82 NLDK. BURGER
FINM. TEISKONEN
Kees Burger
Subaru Impreza WRX Sti
RC2
83 FINJ. ERONEN
FINV. MAKELA
Janne Eronen
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
RC2
84 FINM. KOSKELO
FINR. PIETILAINEN
Matti Koskelo
Ford Fiesta R5
RC2
85 FINJ. VIRTANEN
FINR. HAMALAINEN
Jouni Virtanen
Ford Fiesta s2000
RC2
86 RUSI. BULANTSEV
RUSM. DANILOVA
Igor Bulantsev
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
RC2
87 FINV. MARTTINEN
FINT. HANTUNEN
Ville-Markus Marttinen
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
88 FINT. LARIO
FINS. RYYNANEN
Taisko Lario
Peugeot 208 R2
RC4
89 FINJ. BERG
FINR. SUORSA
Jarmo Berg
Citroën C2 R2
RC4
90 FINE. PIETARINEN
FINJ. JAUHIAINEN
Eerik Pietarinen
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
91 ESTK. KELEMENT
ESTT. KASESALU
Kristen Kelement
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
92 POLH. PTASZEK
POLK. KOZDRON
Hubert Ptaszek
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
93 ITAF. FRISIERO
ITAG. AGNESE
Fabio Frisiero
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
RC2
94 ITAG. SANTI
ITAF. CARRUGI
Giuseppe Santi
Subaru Impreza WRX STi
RC2
95 ITAD. PELLEGRINESCHI
ITAA. CHECCI
Daniele Pellergrineschi
Citroën DS3 R3T
RC3
96 FINK. HYTONEN
FINA. HERRANEN
Kari Hytönen
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
97 FINI. RAJAMAKI
FINJ. TARVAINEN
Ismo Rajamaki
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
98 FINR. KAISANLAHTI
FINJ. KUMPUMAKI
Raimo Kaisanlahti
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
99 FINM. RAINAMO
FINJ. VIHTALAHTI
Markku Rainamo
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
RC2
100 RUSS. REMENNIK
RUSM. ROZIN
Sergei Remennik
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
RC2
101 GBRT. CAVE
GBRC. PARRY
Tom Cave
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
102 NORM. AASEN
NORV. ENGAN
Marius Aasen
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
103 FINM. VATANEN
FRAJ. RENUCCI
Max Vatanen
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
104 ESPN. SOLANS
ESPM. IBAÑEZ
Nil Solans
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
106 BELG. DE MEVIUS
BELJ. JALET
Ghislain De Mevius
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
107 NLDM. VAN DEN BRAND
BELM. WYDAEGHE
Mats van den Brand
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
108 ITAE. BRESOLIN
ITAR. POLLET
E2 - Tre Colli World Rally Team
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
109 LBNN. AMIOUNI
LBNJ. MATAR
Nicolas Amiouni
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
111 NLDK. VAN DEIJNE
NLDH. VERSCHUUREN
Kevin Van Deijne
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
112 USAW. HUDSON
ITAA. GELSOMINO
William Hudson
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
114 GBRG. GREENSMITH
GBRE. EDMONSON
Gus Greensmith
Ford Fiesta R2
RC4
115 ITAF. DE SANCTIS
ITAG. LAROSA
Fabrizio De Sanctis
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
RC2
116 FINS. JUUSONEN
FINJ. TALSO
Sami Juusonen
Suzuki Swift Sport RS
RC5

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