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73rd PZM Rally Poland

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Thu 20:24 - Until then
Keep an eye on the news section for our end of leg report and don’t forget WRC+ where you'll find stage footage, highlights shows and onboards. Bye for now!

Thu 20:23 - We will return
On Friday from 0715hrs (local) when the rally resumes with the 6.52km Chmielewo stage

Thu 20:22 - Leaders through
And that's where we'll leave our live text service for tonight.

Thu 20:21 - Poland WRC2 after SS1
1.Kruuda 1m48.2s, 2.Lappi +0.1s, 3.Evans +0.9s, 4.Tidemand +1.1s, 5.Gilbert +1.7s

Thu 20:20 - WRC 2 update
Estonia's Karl Kruuda leads WRC 2 overnight, one-tenth ahead of Esapekka Lappi. Elfyn Evans is third, eight-tenths further back.

Thu 20:09 - SS1: WRC 2 resumes
World Rally Car entries complete, the WRC 2 runners are back on track. There are 25 competing here in Poland. No more stage end quotes tonight but we'll bring you the overnight standings.

Thu 20:06 - Poland after SS1
1.Neuville 1m46.2s, 2.Mikkelsen +0.2s, 3.Tanak +0.3s, 4.Ogier +0.4s, 5.Latvala +0.7s

Thu 20:01 - SS1: Ogier vs Neuville
The main event goes Neuville's way by four-tenths. He wins the stage in 1m46.2s and leads the rally overnight. "I tried to be smooth and take care of my tyres," he says. "It was more slippery than I thought. Okay, I'm not happy with my stage but the time is good. And so is beating Seb!" Ogier meanwhile is lucky to escape unscathed after drifting his Polo wide on the final left-hander and destroying a piece of stage furniture. "I didn't drive so well," he acknowledges, "but it's just a few tenths difference so no worries."

Thu 19:53 - SS1: Mikkelsen vs Sordo
Mikkelsen the new stage leader in 1m46.4s. How was that? "The feeling is very good so far. Always nice to have a good start." Sordo is 1.3sec slower.

Thu 19:51 - SS1: Ostberg vs Latvala
Latvala wins the duel and slots second quickest, four-tenths slower than Tanak. Latvala says: "I'm quite pleased with this start. I know I can improve, I was too hesitant with the brakes and the throttle in places." Ostberg says: "In the first corner Jari-Matti completely sprayed my car with mud - it took half a lap to clean my windscreen!"

Thu 19:47 - SS1: Paddon vs Tanak
Tanak storms through in a new fastest time of 1m46.5s. No surprise considering his pace here last year. "A very clean stage with no pushing - a really nice way to start the rally. I will go out tomorrow and do my best. Some nice stages are waiting." Eight-tenths slower, Paddon says: "A nice clean start. Looking forward to the rally starting again in the morning."

Thu 19:42 - SS1: Camilli vs Lefebvre
A strong opener for Lefebvre who beats Camilli by 1.5sec and sets another fastest time. "Good for us, the grip was much better than last year," says Lefebvre. Camilli says: "I tried to do my maximum but the mixture of surfaces was tricky. It will be better tomorrow."

Thu 19:38 - SS1: Solberg vs Bertelli
Bertelli wins this all-Fiesta battle in a new quickest time of 1m48.1sec. "I enjoy these super specials. Perhaps I was too cautious here but I will be quicker on the repeats." Solberg is 1.7sec slower but sounding chipper: "I enjoyed it, I hope to do more tomorrow."

Thu 19:34 - SS1: Breen vs Al Rajhi
Breen is quickest so far in 1m48.9s. He says: "Nice to be back in the car - last year I was commentating here! This is the golden ticket. I'll take each stage as it comes. A dream." Al Rajhi says: "In general an okay start."

Thu 19:31 - SS1: Kremer vs Groban
Skoda R5 driver Kremer takes an unexpected win over the MINI World Rally Car of Gorban. Kremer says: "A lot of mud thrown up on my windows - I couldn't see much." Gorban reports that his car was down on power. "We didn't have a enough fuel in the tank and on the long corner we lost supply."

Thu 19:26 - SS1: Evans vs Tidemand
Up next, two of the favorites for victory here in WRC 2. And it's a narrow win, by two-tenths, for Evans who sets a new fastest time of 1m49.1s. Evans says: "It was good, quite a clean run. I'm looking forward to the battle - it's going to be a hot one." Skoda driver Tidemand says: "More slippery than I expected but that's how it is. The rally starts tomorrow."

Thu 19:21 - SS1: Fuchs vs Suninen
Fuchs wins the heat in a new quickest time of 1m50.1s. "An amazing rally, some very fast drivers here so I need to work hard," he says. Suninen says: "Not a great stage for me. We try to continue in a better way tomorrow. I want to fight for the win."

Thu 19:18 - SS1: Aasen vs Bestard
Bestard spins and Aasen takes a comfortable win. "More grip than I expected. An okay run," says Aasen, who is one-tenths quicker than Kajetanowicz. Bestard says: "A spin in fifth gear but we didn't hit anything. We were very lucky."

Thu 19:14 - SS1: Kajetanowicz vs Ptaszek
Kajetanowicz takes the heat win in 1m51.3s. "A great stage but I was really careful. I have a bad memory of this stage a few years ago. It's not great to be first on the road, it's very slippery. Okay, we won the heat but it's not a great time - believe me." Ptaszek, back after missing Sardinia while his co-driver recuperated from injury, is nine-tenths slower. "It felt good to fight with the European champion!"

Thu 19:08 - SS1: Live
Kajetanowicz and Ptaszek are on stage in a Ford Fiesta R5 and Skoda Fabia R5 respectively. Organizers have been busy with the hosepipes to keep dust down and there are a few puddles on track.

Thu 19:01 - Tyre info
All of Michelin's WRC runners have selected five soft compound LTX Force tyres for tonight's stage.

Thu 19:00 - Time zones
All times quoted here are local. Poland time zone is Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Thu 18:59 - Watch SS1 LIVE
WRC users can watch tonight's stage live. Steaming starts at 1900hrs CEST. Still time to sort a subscription if you haven't already.

Thu 18:57 - Weather
Dry and warm conditions for now in Mikolajki but overhead clouds are building and a change is on the cards. The temperature is 27˚C and the humidity is rising. It will be no surprise if it starts to rain very soon. There is heavy rain forecast for Friday.

Thu 18:54 - AWOL
Slovakian Junior WRC driver Martin Koči is out already. He rolled his DS 3 during this morning's shakedown.

Thu 18:54 - Thursday's start order 2/2
Valeriy Gorban is the first of the WRC drivers (on track at 1924hrs) and Sébastien Ogier and Thierry Neuville will be the headline pairing at 1952hrs. The rest of the WRC 2 runners come through next, followed by the Junior WRC and Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy entries

Thu 18:53 - Thursday's start order 1/2
A custom order for the super special, headed by the two leading Polish entrants. European champion and three-time Poland winner Kajetan Kajetanowicz will take on 'The Ptock' Hubert Ptaszek in the opening duel at 1908hrs, followed by a batch of WRC 2 runners.

Thu 18:53 - Stage info: SS1
Mikolajki Arena 1, 2.50km. The rally roars into life at a purpose-built super special stage next to Mikolajki’s service park. Two cars at a time tackle the short test, scene of Jari-Matti Latvala’s 2009 heartbreak when he crashed in the final stage and wrecked Ford’s 1-2 finish. The surface seems to have less gravel on the top this year, with more of an asphalt / concrete base.

Thu 18:52 - Thursday's itinerary
With just the one stage it's pretty straightforward: The first car crossed the start ramp at 1600hrs. First pair of cars on the super special at 1908hrs. First car back into Mikolajki parc fermé: 1928hrs

Thu 18:51 - Coming up on Thursday
We've already had shakedown and the ceremonial start. This evening the 67 crews face the first of 21 special stages. The competitive action gets underway with the first of three runs through the 2.5km Mikolajki Arena special stage - within sight of our text base here at rally headquarters.

Thu 18:49 - Raring to go
Three weeks after Rally Italia Sardegna, we're back at the wrc.com text desk to bring you all the news from the Polish stages

Thu 18:49 - Good evening
From Mikolajki and welcome to our live text coverage from PZM 73rd Rally Poland, round seven of the FIA World Rally Championship

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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 P1
2 FINJ. Latvala
FINM. Anttila
VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT
Volkswagen Polo R WRC
M RC1 P1
3 BELT. Neuville
BELN. Gilsoul
HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT
Hyundai New Generation i20 WRC
M RC1 P1
4 NZLH. Paddon
NZLJ. Kennard
HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT
Hyundai New Generation i20 WRC
M RC1 P1
5 NORM. Ostberg
NORO. Floene
M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
M RC1 P1
6 FRAE. Camilli
FRAB. Veillas
M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
M RC1 P1
7 FRAS. Lefebvre
FRAG. Moreau
ABU DHABI TOTAL WORLD RALLY TEAM
Citroen DS3 WRC
RC1 P1
8 IRLC. Breen
GBRS. Martin
ABU DHABI TOTAL WORLD RALLY TEAM
Citroen DS3 WRC
RC1 P1
9 NORA. Mikkelsen
NORA. Jaeger Synnevaag
VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT II
Volkswagen Polo R WRC
T RC1 P1
12 ESTO. Tanak
ESTR. Molder
DMACK WORLD RALLY TEAM
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
T RC1 P1
16 NORH. Solberg
AUTI. Minor
Henning Solberg
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
RC1 P1
18 UKRV. Gorban
UKRV. Korsia
EUROLAMP WORLD RALLY TEAM
BMW-Mini John Cooper Works
RC1 P1
20 ESPD. Sordo
ESPM. Marti
HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT N
Hyundai New Generation i20 WRC
T RC1 P1
30 SAUY. AlRajhi
GBRM. Orr
YAZEED RACING
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
T RC1 P1
31 GBRE. Evans
GBRC. Parry
M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
32 PERN. Fuchs
ARGF. Mussano
Nicolas Fuchs
Skoda Fabia R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
33 SWEP. Tidemand
SWEJ. Andersson
SKODA MOTORSPORT
Skoda Fabia R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
34 POLH. Ptaszek
POLM. Szczepaniak
THE PTOCK
Skoda Fabia R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
35 DEUA. Kremer
DEUP. Winklhofer
BRR BAUMSCHLAGER RALLYE & RACING TEAM
Skoda Fabia R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
36 FINT. Suninen
FINM. Markkula
TEAM  ORECA
Skoda Fabia R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
37 ITAL. Bertelli
ITAS. Scattolin
F.W.R.T.
Ford Fiesta RS WRC
RC1 P1
38 NORM. Aasen
NORV. Engan
DRIVE DMACK TROPHY TEAM
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
39 FRAY. Bonato
FRAD. Giraudet
Yoann Bonato
Citroen DS3 R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
40 FRAQ. Gilbert
BELR. Jamoul
Quentin Gilbert
Citroen DS3 R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
41 FINE. Lappi
FINJ. Ferm
SKODA MOTORSPORT
Skoda Fabia R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
42 FRAQ. Giordano
FRAT. Salva
Quentin Giordano
Peugeot 208 R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
43 AUSS. Pedder
AUSD. Moscatt
Scott Pedder
Skoda Fabia R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
44 PRYA. Bestard Poletti
PRYF. Vidal Mendonca
Augusto Bestard
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
45 SWEE. Bergkvist
SWEJ. Sjoberg
Emil Bergkvist
Citroen DS3 R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
46 HUNF. Turán
HUNG. Zsiros
TURÁN MOTORSPORT EGYESÜLET
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
47 FRAA. Foulon
FRAG. Delarche
Alain Foulon
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
WRC2 RC2 P2
48 POLK. Kajetanowicz
POLJ. Baran
LOTOS RALLY TEAM
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
49 ESTK. Kruuda
ESTM. Jarveoja
DRIVE DMACK TROPHY TEAM
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
50 ESPG. Sosa Espinel
ESPR. Peñate
RMC MOTORSPORT
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
51 POLJ. Kołtun
POLI. Pleskot
C-RALLY
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
52 ESTS. Parn
GBRJ. Morgan
TAIF MOTORSPORT
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
53 FRAJ. Maurin
FRAO. Ural
Julien Maurin
Skoda Fabia R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
54 FRAP. Loubet
FRAV. Landais
Pierre-Louis Loubet
Citroen DS3 R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
55 BRAI. Dhiel
BRAE. Da Silva
RMC MOTORSPORT
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
56 QATK. Suwaidi
GBRM. Clarke
CULTURE & SPORT QATAR RALLY TEAM
Ford Fiesta R5
WRC2 RC2 P2
57 NLDJ. van den Heuvel
NLDJ. Gillis
Jim van den Heuvel
Mitsubishi Evo X
WRC2 RC2 P2
61 SVNM. Koči
CZEL. Kostka
STYLLEX SLOVAK NATIONAL TEAM
Citroen DS3 R3T
WRC3/JWRC RC3 P3
62 ITAS. Tempestini
ITAG. Bernacchini
Simone Tempestini
Citroen DS3 R3T
WRC3/JWRC RC3 P3
63 FRAV. Dubert
FRAA. Coria
Vincent Dubert
Citroen DS3 R3T
WRC3/JWRC RC3 P3
64 FRAT. Folb
FRAF. Le Floch
SEBASTIEN LOEB RACING
Citroen DS3 R3T
WRC3/JWRC RC3 P3
65 CHEM. Burri
FRAA. Levratti
RENAULT SPORT RALLY TEAM
Renault Clio 4 RS R3T
WRC3 RC3 P3
66 FRAR. Martel
FRAV. Lemoine
MARTEL
Citroen DS3 R3T
WRC3/JWRC RC3 P3
67 NORO. Veiby
NORS. Skjærmoen
PRINTSPORT
Citroen DS3 R3T
WRC3/JWRC RC3 P3
68 POLT. Gryc
POLM. Kusnierz
RALLYTECHNOLOGY
Peugeot 208 R2
WRC3 RC4 P3
69 ITAA. Crugnola
ITAM. Ferrara
Andrea Crugnola
Citroen DS3 R3T
WRC3/JWRC RC3 P3
70 POLŁ. Pieniążek
POLP. Mazur
Łukasz Pieniążek
Citroen DS3 R3T
WRC3/JWRC RC3 P3
71 AREM. Al Mutawaa
GBRS. McAuley
ABU DHABI RACING
Citroen DS3 R3T
WRC3/JWRC RC3 P3
72 NAMH. Himmel
ZAFN. Swartz
Hans Thilo Himmel
Citroen DS3 R3T
WRC3/JWRC RC3 P3
81 UKRO. Tamrazov
ITAN. Arena
Oleksii Tamrazov
Ford Fiesta R5
RC2
82 NLDH. Bakkenes
TBDT. TBD
Henk Bakkenes
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
RC2
83 FRAP. Casado
FRAL. Zurbach
Philippe Casado
Citroen DS3 R3
RC3
84 FINT. Lario
FINS. Ryynänen
Taisko Lario
Peugeot 208 R2
RC4
85 DEUM. Griebel
DEUE. Kremer
Marijan Griebel
Opel Adam R2
RC4
101 PRTB. Sousa
PRTH. Magalhães
Bernardo Sousa
Ford Fiesta R2
DDFT RC4
102 FINM. Vatanen
FRAM. Vilmot
Max Vatanen
Ford Fiesta R2
DDFT RC4
103 GBRO. Pryce
GBRD. Furniss
Osian Pryce
Ford Fiesta R2
DDFT RC4
104 GBRG. Greensmith
ITAA. Gelsomino
Gus Greensmith
Ford Fiesta R2
DDFT RC4
106 GBRJ. Armstrong
IRLN. O'Sullivan
Jon Armstrong
Ford Fiesta R2
DDFT RC4
107 POLJ. Brzeziński
POLJ. Gerber
Jakub Brzeziński
Ford Fiesta R2
DDFT RC4
109 NORO. Solberg
SWEP. Barth
Oscar Solberg
Ford Fiesta R2
DDFT RC4
111 FRAN. Ciamin
FRAT. de La Haye
Nicolas Ciamin
Ford Fiesta R2
DDFT RC4
112 KENK. Patel
GBRP. Hall
Karan Patel
Ford Fiesta R2
DDFT RC4

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