WRC: Sanremo: final (official) results

I wrote: > Liatti wins !!! Surprisingly McRae lost 5 seconds on the last stage > and lost the lead. That was true but at the last control Liatti deliberately (under team orders) penalized 10 seconds and gave the win to McRae. Check: ...

I wrote: > Liatti wins !!! Surprisingly McRae lost 5 seconds on the last stage > and lost the lead.

That was true but at the last control Liatti deliberately (under team orders) penalized 10 seconds and gave the win to McRae. Check: http://www.rosenet.it/sanremorally/press/free/033cs.htm

So, the revised results are: Rank Num Crew Car GC Time Delay AbsGrpCls 1 1 1 3 MCRAE C. /GRIST N. Impreza 555 WRC A6 4:08'25 0'00 2 2 2 4 LIATTI P. /PONS F. Subaru Impreza A6 4:08'31 0'06

I think everything else stayed the same. The final results can be checked at: http://www.planio.it/federkronos/risultati/rally/sanremo97/CIUA320.HTM

The positions on the championships are: Last San Now Gap Rally Remo 1 Makinen 52 + 4 = 56 2 Sainz 44 + 3 = 47 9 3 McRae 32 + 10= 42 14

4? Liatti        18 +        6 =        24        32
5? Kankkunen        22 +        1 =        23        33
1 Subaru        78 +        16=        94
2 Ford                77 +        4 =        81        17
3 Mitsubishi        69 +        4 =        73        21

Any one of Makinen, Sainz and McRae might still win, but it will be difficult for anyone to beat Makinen. If Makinen finishes in front of Sainz at the next rally, Sainz is beaten. To beat McRae Makinen needs only a 2nd place in either of the next 2 rallys, even if McRae wins both. (I am assuming that in case of a tie Makinen wins, but I am not sure. How many wins have each driver ? I know this was McRae's 3rd victory this year.

For the constructors championship it is much the same. Any team might still win, but it will be hard to beat Subaru.

-- http://www.mat.uc.pt/~rps/rally/ an ex-tifoso since 95/11/13

.pt is Portugal| `Whom the gods love die young'-Menander (342-292 BC) Europe | Villeneuve 50-82, Toivonen 56-86, Senna 60-94

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