Rally Queensland - Heat 2

ARC 1998 - Rally Queensland =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- 1998 Rally Queensland - May 22-24 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- The dawn start today didn't slow Subaru driver Possum Bourne's amazing run in the Australian...

ARC 1998 - Rally Queensland

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- 1998 Rally Queensland - May 22-24 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

The dawn start today didn't slow Subaru driver Possum Bourne's amazing run in the Australian Rally Championship by winnin ghte Falken Tyres Rally Queensland. his third consecutive garland this year. After victory in Saturday's heat by 42 seconds, Bourne took his Impreza WRX to a 10 second victory over Neal Bates. driving a Toyota Corolla WRC, in today's second heat.

While the margin was closer today, the lead did not change with Possum winning the majority of the stages. A tie on the first stage of the day's seven special stages indicated no slackening of either driver's commitment with Neal Bates starting "flat out" in a desperate attempt for the winner's points. The traction lesson from yesterday seemed to be learned best by the Subaru crew as he stamped his authority on the rally, never conceding the lead while winning five of the remaining seven stages.

Going into the final stage, Bates had closed the lead to 6 seconds, and knew the title and the Championship were in reach. However Bourne prevailed in front of an excited crowd of thousands of spectators and took a narrow 10sec. win.

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Series Other rally
Drivers Neal Bates