A rejuvenated Marcus Gronholm is certainly enjoying his 2006 Ford Focus ride so far - the Monte Carlo Rally winner is leading the Swedish rally after Friday's six stages. (That's teammate Mikko Hirvonen yumping his Focus, above)
2005 Champion Sebastien Loeb is not far behind, though, lying only 10.2 seconds back. The two drivers are in a class by themselves, finishing each of the last three stages less than a second apart, while third place Gigi Galli is nearly a minute adrift.
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