Kimi Raikkonen finished the rally in sixth place and rated this as his best performance to date. Speaking after the opening day, Kimi Raïkkönen commented:
"Overall, it's been a good morning apart from a few minor incidents. In the first stage I half spun. In the second, which was very slippery, I shaved a small metal post but with little damage to the car. In Jordan River, it went well and I concentrated on making no mistakes."
WRC Jordan : 6 K. Räikkönen / K. Lindström Citroën DS3 WRC +6m14.9s
World Championship Standings: 8. K. Räikkönen / K. Lindström Citroën DS3 WRC 4, 0 , 6 , 8 = 18 points
Kimi's next WRC outing is the 16-19th June at WRC Greece. Prior to that, Kimi will be taking part in his first NASCAR Truck race at Charlotte, USA, on the 20th May 2011.