WRC: Rally Argentina: Final Results

WRC: Rally Argentina: Final Results

Post by pr.. » Mon, 25 May 1998 04:00:00

Round 7 of the World Rally Championship
Rally Argentina 98

Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 3

1 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki      Mit Lancer Evo V        4:22:07,4
2 C.Sainz/L.Moya                Toyota Corolla WRC      4:22:34,2
3 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo    Ford Escort WRC 4:22:34,9
4 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Carisma GT  4:23:02,3
5 C.McRae/N.Grist               Subaru Impreza 555      4:23:25,0
6 P.Liatti/F.Pons               Subaru Impreza 555      4:27:14,9
7 K.Holowczyc/M.Wislawski       Subaru Impreza 555      4:33:46,0
8 M.Galanti/V.Zucchini  Toyota Corolla WRC      4:44:23,5
9 G.Trelles/M.Christie  Mit Lancer Evo IV       4:46:52,1
10 O.Gomez/M.Marti              Seat Ibiza GTi  4:47:48,5

Formula 2

1 O.Gomez/M.Marti               Seat Ibiza GTi  4:47:48,5
2 K.Rosenberger/Carlsson        VW Golf         4:56:58,7

Group N

1 G.Trelles/M.Christie  Mit Lancer Evo IV       4:46:52,1
2 H.Al Wahaibi/T.Harryman       Mit Lancer              4:56:58,7
3 Ligato/Garcia                 Subaru Impreza WRX      5:13:50,6

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Headlines
- highlight of the day belonged to Carlos Sainz who secured second
  place from Juha Kankkunen.  At the start of Leg 3, Sainz was 8
  seconds behind Kankkunen and after chipping away a few seconds on
  each stage, he was 2 seconds in front coming into the start of the
  final stage.  Kankkunen was fastest but failed to catch up the 2
  second gap and finished an amazing 0.7 seconds behind Sainz.
- Colin McRae also had a point to prove and won five of the days six
  stages.  McRae has been the fastest driver all rally...if only for
  that slight indicident in Leg 2 where he hit a rock and damaged the
  rear suspension!
- Alistar McRae fails to start Leg 3 due to a starter motor problem
  (he had a similar problem yesterday)

- weather: partly cloudy, foggy in morning.  
  Currently 18 deg C (66F).

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LEG 3 : Saturday May 23
07.30  Start from Villa  Carloz Paz

SS18  S. R. Calamunchita-S.  Augustin  26.26 km
SS19  Las Bajadas-Villa del Dique      18.72 km
SS20  Amboy-S.R. Calamunchita          21.33 km
SS21  S.R. Calamunchita-S.  Augustin   26.26 km
SS22  Las Bajadas-Villa del Dique      18.72 km
SS23  Amboy-S.R. Calamunchita          21.33 km
17.00  Final in  Cordoba

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Stage Winners

SS18 - McRae, SS19 - Burns, SS20 - McRae, SS21 - McRae,
SS22 - McRae, SS23 - McRae

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Stage   18  S. R. Calamunchita-S.  Augustin  26.26 km
Start Time: 9:28hrs
Notes:
- Makinen: He was looking very concentrated in his job.
- Kankkunen: Everything was O.K. with him.
- Colin McRae: Some tube can be seen*** under the car.
- Galanti: The front of the car is damaged (spoiler and bumper)
  but the rest is O.k
- Alister McRae: Retired. He had problems with the stater
  again and could not go out today.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time  

1 C.McRae/N.Grist               Subaru Impreza 555      15:25,8
2 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Carisma GT  15:32,6
3 C.Sainz/L.Moya                Toyota Corolla WRC      15:34,4
4 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo    Ford Escort WRC 15:36,5
5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki      Mit Lancer Evo V        15:39,7

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Stage   19  Las Bajadas-Villa del Dique      18.72 km
Start Time: 10:11hrs
Notes:
- Makinen: "There are many jumps". The front spoiler is
 *** loose. They look calm.
- Kankkunen: Front spoiler damaged. "There are many people
  in this stage"
- Sainz: He made a negative signal. He looked as if resigned
  to his position
- Burns: The front spoiler has a bump. He is happy with his time.
  "This is a very nice special and the ground is in good condition"
- Colin McRae: "A lot of people close to the road" The spoiler
  is*** loose. The rear bumper is tied to the car.
- Liatti: He hit the mountain in the last meters of the stage.
  The front left winker is broken as well as the rear bumper.
- Rosenberger: "The people are too close to the road"

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time  

1 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Carisma GT  10:13,3
2 C.McRae/N.Grist               Subaru Impreza 555      10:13,6
3 C.Sainz/L.Moya                Toyota Corolla WRC      10:16,8
4 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo    Ford Escort WRC 10:20,6
5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki      Mit Lancer Evo V        10:23,6

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Stage  20  Amboy-S.R. Calamunchita          21.33 km  
Start Time: 11:25hrs
Notes:
- Makinen: I'm very happy with my result in SS20, I hope I
  can continue the same way. I prefer the slow stages, I'm
  happier with them.
- Kankkunen: The difference between Makinen and me is too big.
  I'll see what happens in the next three SS.
- Sainz: In SS20 he landed dangerously in two wheels. Fortunately
  there was no major consequence. He is trying to keep his present
  position so as to lead the championship.
- Burns: The last stage was too fast. "I enjoyed it better than the
  slower ones. I'm trying to catch Sainz".
- Colin McRae: He had a puncture at the end of SS20 but the tyre
  stayed in the rim so they could get to the finish without loosing
  much time.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time  

1 C.McRae/N.Grist               Subaru Impreza 555      11:22,5
2 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Carisma GT  11:23,8
3 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo    Ford Escort WRC 11:31,7
4 C.Sainz/L.Moya                Toyota Corolla WRC      11:32,6
5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki      Mit Lancer Evo V        11:34,0

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Stage   21  S.R. Calamunchita-S.  Augustin   26.26 km
Start Time: 12:41hrs
Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time  

1 C.McRae/N.Grist               Subaru Impreza 555      15:27,8
2 C.Sainz/L.Moya                Toyota Corolla WRC      15:31,6
3 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Carisma GT  15:34,7
4 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo    Ford Escort WRC 15:34,8
5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki      Mit Lancer Evo V        15:37,2

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Stage   22  Las Bajadas-Villa del Dique      18.72 km
Start Time: 13:24hrs
Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time  

1 C.McRae/N.Grist               Subaru Impreza 555      10:14,3
2 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Carisma GT  10:14,4
3 C.Sainz/L.Moya                Toyota Corolla WRC      10:15,1
4 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo    Ford Escort WRC 10:18,3
5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki      Mit Lancer Evo V        10:20,6

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Stage  23  Amboy-S.R. Calamunchita          21.33 km  
Start Time: 14:38hrs
Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time  

1 C.McRae/N.Grist               Subaru Impreza 555      11:19,8
2 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo    Ford Escort WRC 11:20,7
3 C.Sainz/L.Moya                Toyota Corolla WRC      11:21,8
4 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Carisma GT  11:25,1
5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki      Mit Lancer Evo V        11:36,3

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