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AGIP RALLY BULLETIN TWO 18/9/98 AGIP RALLY SET TO PRODUCE TIGHT FINISH If the early special stages on the Agip Rally, which started in Cape Town this morning are any indication the event is going to produce a tight ...

AGIP RALLY BULLETIN TWO 18/9/98

AGIP RALLY SET TO PRODUCE TIGHT FINISH

If the early special stages on the Agip Rally, which started in Cape Town this morning are any indication the event is going to produce a tight finish.

After two special stages on what is the penultimate round of the Stannic National Rally Championship only one second separated the first three cars and four seconds was the gap between the first four cars. The difference between the first five cars was only ten seconds with all the big guns involved.

Into an early lead - albeit by only one second - were Castrol Toyota  crew
Serge Damseaux and Vito Bonafede.  After two special stages  the six  times
South African  Champions had a one second lead over Sarel van der Merwe and
Martin Botha in the  Daewoo Lanos and reigning champions Jan Habig and
Douglas Judd  in the works VW Golf.

A further three seconds adrift were Sasol Ford Escort crew Paolo Piazza-Musso and Nic Hadden in their first outing after winning the Stannic Fleet Management Rally. A slow second stage at Killarney saw Enzo Kuun and Guy Hodgson, in the second Daewoo Lanos drop six seconds behind the Sasol Ford pair.

Class A7 champions Tjaart van der Walt and Cindi Harding in the 7 Eleven VW Golf took their customary early hold on the category while in class A6 only three seconds separated Team Total Toyota pair Jean Pierre Damseaux and Pierre Arries and class leaders Hergen Fekken and Dave Lewkowicz in the Dunair Toyota Conquest.

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Series Other rally
Drivers Sarel van der Merwe