Petter Solberg and co-driver Phil Mills took victory on Rally Italia Sardinia to claim their third consecutive WRC win. Leading the event from the outset, the pair were fastest on 13 of the rally's 19 stages and finished 2 minutes 7.9 seconds ahead of second placed Sebastien Loeb. The result also marked Subaru's 44th WRC victory and its 43rd with the Impreza. Using the WRC re-start system, Mikko Hirvonen continued driving today after his retirement in Leg one. Demonstrating his potential, the young Finn set a string of top three times and gained valuable experience aboard his Subaru Impreza WRC2004.