SUZUKA, Japan, August 25, 1996 - Top 10 positions in today's Pokka 1,000-km race, the seventh round of the International Endurance GT championship: P. Drivers Country Make of car Laps ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Ray Bellm Britain McLaren F1 GTR 171 James Weaver Britain J.J.Lehto Finland 2. Anders Olofsson Sweden Ferrari F40 170 Luciano della Noce Italy 3. Andy Ballace Britain McLaren F1 GTR 169 Olivier Grouillard France 4. Thomas Bscher Germany McLaren F1 GTR 168 Peter Kox N'lnds 5. Fabien Giroix France McLaren F1 GTR 167 Jean-Denis Deletraz Switzerland 6. Lindsay Owen-Jones Britain McLaren F1 GTR 167 Pierre-Henri Raphanel France David Brabham Australia 7. Jean-Marc Gounon France Ferrari F40 167 Eric Bernard France Paul Belmondo France 8. Bruno Eichmann Germany GT2 Porsche 911 164 Gerd Ruch Germany Ralf Kelleners Germany 9. Stephane Ortelli France GT2 Porsche 911 164 Bob Wollek France Franz Konrad Austria 10. Cor Euser N'lnds GT2 Marcos LM600 162 Hiroshi Wada Japan N.Furuya Japan Time of race: 6:18:48.637. Fastest lap: Gounon - 2:03.684, 170.680 kph. Winners' average speed 158.82 kph. Championship standings after seven races: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Bellm, Weaver 156 2. Eichmann, Ruch 116 3. Bscher 112 4. Gounon, Bernard, Belmondo 98 5. Olofsson, della Noce 93 6. Owen-Jones, Raphanel 82

Midori is a marvelous violinist.

* 1st 2.00 #8604 * Excuse me, Antonius Stradivari made violins, not fiddles.