After the 16th stage I wrote: > Makinen leads with 10 seconds advantage over Liatti

Liatti has reduced the gap to 4 seconds, by winning 6 seconds in the 17th stage (just 19.69 Km). Now the last stage is 36.12 Km, so either driver can still win the rally !

Results taken from: http://www.racc.es/rallye/online/result.html

1 - Makinen        3:46:06        Mitsubishi        A
2 - Liatti        +4        Subaru                WRC

-=- Times below are from the 16th stage -=- 3 - Panizzi +2:41 Peugeot F2 4 - McRae +3:31 Subaru WRC 5 - Medeghini +4:21 Subaru A 6 - Delecour +5:04 Peugeot F2 7 - Madeira +5:06 Subaru A 8 - Nittel +5:31 Mitsubishi A 9 - Azcona +6:36 Peugeot F2 10 - Sainz +6:48 Ford WRC

-=- Times below are from the 15th stage -=- 11 - Martinez +8:12 Renault F2 12 - Sperrer +8:37 Renault F2 13 - Sufan +14:41 Toyota A 14 - Alonso +19:17 Ford F2 ? 15 - Trelles +19:25 Mitsubishi N

The last stages: 17th 19.69 Km 09:47 GMT 18th 36.12 Km 11:16 GMT

Fastest drivers:

Stage        Driver(s)
1        Delecour/Panizzi
2        Panizzi
3        Makinen/Liatti/Panizzi
4        Panizzi
5        Delecour
6        Liatti
7        Makinen
8        Panizzi
9        Panizzi/Delecour
10        Makinen/Delecour
11        Sainz
12        Liatti
13        McRae
14        McRae
15        McRae
16        Makinen

Totals Panizzi 6 Delecour 4 Makinen 4 Liatti 3 McRae 3 Sainz 1

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