|2018 Rally Argentina – WRC2 standings after Day 1:|
|1.||Rovanperä / Halttunen (FIN/FIN)||ŠKODA FABIA R5||
|2.||Tidemand / Andersson (SWE/SWE)||ŠKODA FABIA R5||+2.0 sec|
|3.||Greensmith / Craig (GB/GB)||Ford Fiesta R5||+2,7 s|
Ten thousand spectators celebrated the first clear best time by Pontus Tidemand / Jonas Andersson in the special show stage in the centre of Cordoba, marking the start of the Rally Argentina. The Swedes were already the fastest in the shake down on Thursday morning. However, the rally gets going for real on Friday, with the first special stage on around 20 kilometres of Argentine gravel.