This was the final round of the 2005 season, and with Sebastien Loeb having already wrapped up his second title in a row, the Frenchman was hoping to see out the year in style.
But, the Citroen driver retired on the ninth stage due to an accident, and, with Petter Solberg and Marcus Gronholm also retiring from the rally, the path was clear for Loeb's Belgian team-mate François Duval to take his first ever World Rally Championship win, ahead of Harri Rovanperä and Manfred Stohl. This was the first time a Belgian driver had won a WRC event.
This was the second of two events in 2005 for Colin McRae, who had originally stopped competing full time in 2003, and also the last WRC podium for Rovanpera, and Stohl's second of 2005.
|1||2||François Duval||Sven Smeets||Citroën Xsara WRC||3:19:55.0|
|2||9||Harri Rovanperä||Risto Pietiläinen||Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 05||+52.9|
|3||16||Manfred Stohl||Ilka Minor||Citroën Xsara WRC||+1:33.0|
|4||6||Chris Atkinson||Glenn MacNeall||Subaru Impreza S11 WRC '05||+1:39.0|
|5||10||Gianluigi Galli||Guido D'Amore||Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 05||+3:04.4|
|6||4||Roman Kresta||Jan Tománek||Ford Focus RS WRC '06||+3:09.0|
|7||14||Dani Solà||Xavier Amigò||Ford Focus RS WRC '06||+6:17.4|
|8||11||Armin Schwarz||Klaus Wicha||Škoda Fabia WRC||+8:04.3|
|SS9||1||Sébastien Loeb||Daniel Elena||Citroën Xsara WRC||Accident|
|SS25||3||Toni Gardemeister||Jakke Honkanen||Ford Focus RS WRC '06||Mechanical|
|SS14||5||Petter Solberg||Phil Mills||Subaru Impreza S11 WRC '05||Mechanical|
|SS14||7||Marcus Grönholm||Timo Rautiainen||Peugeot 307 WRC||Mechanical|
|SS3||8||Daniel Carlsson||Mattias Andersson||Peugeot 307 WRC||Accident|
|SS24||12||Colin McRae||Nicky Grist||Škoda Fabia WRC||Mechanical|