Andrew Gallacher leads Group N in 8th place overall first time out in the new car. "It doesn't feel any different to the old car, just tighter, but NO misfire!" a reference to the electrical problem which plagued the old car last year.
John Morrison has moved up to 2nd after Fraser Wilson lost his steering when the pinch bolt slackened and Dale Robertson fractured a brake pipe with 6 miles to go in SS3. Both are still running but lost time.