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Rally New Zealand -- Leg 1 results

Auriol and Sainz take early advantage Toyota Castrol Team duo Didier Auriol and Carlos Sainz have grabbed an early advantage over the field after Leg 1, and with five fastest stage times between them, they hold first and second places ...

Auriol and Sainz take early advantage

Toyota Castrol Team duo Didier Auriol and Carlos Sainz have grabbed an early advantage over the field after Leg 1, and with five fastest stage times between them, they hold first and second places respectively at the overnight halt in Manukau. Heavy rain and high winds turned the six forest stages around Maramarua, south east of Auckland, into slippery, muddy tracks. Colin McRae lies a further 4.4secs behnd Auriol, while Burns and Kankkunen hold 4th and 5th.

Unofficial results and of Leg 1:

1 Auriol/Giraudet        Toyota Corolla WRC       27.02.7
2 Sainz/Moya             Toyota Corolla WRC       27.04.9
3 McRae/Grist            Subaru Impreza 555 WRC   27.07.1
4 Burns/Reid             Mitsubishi Carisma GT    27.15.7
5 Kankkunen/Repo         Ford Escort WRC          27.18.8
6 Makinen/Mannisenmaki   Mits Lancer Evo V        27.25.8
7 Gronholm/Rautianen     Toyota Corolla WRC       27.27.2
8 Liatti/Pons            Subaru Impreza 555 WRC   27.40.2
9 Radstrom/Barth         Toyota Corolla WRC       27.49.8
10 Bourne/Vincent        Subaru Impreza           27.59.5

Formula 2:

1 Rovanpera/Pietilainen   SEAT Ibiza GTI          30.01.1
2 Rosenberger/Carlsson    VW Golf 1998            30.21.0
3 Gardemeister/Lukkander  SEAT Ibiza GTI          30.36.3

Group N:

1 Trelles/Christie   Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV     29.28.3
2 Holmes/Judd        Subaru Impreza               29.39.4
3 Meekings/Glen      Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III    29.46.8

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Stage Details - Saturday 25th July:

9.25  Start from Manukau 
                                  
SS2                      West 1 - Maramarua       6,26 km 
SS3                      Fyfe 1 - Maramarua       6,81 km 
SS4                      West 2 - Maramarua       6,26 km 
SS5                      Fyfe 2 - Maramarua       6,81 km 
SS6                      Quarry 1 - Maramarua     8,88 km 
SS7                      Quarry 2 - Maramarua     8,88 km 
SS8                      Manukau Super Special 2  2,10 km
 
16:30                    Arrival in Manukau
                                  
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Stage Winners:

SSS1 - Sainz SS2 - McRae, SS3 - Sainz, SS4 - Auriol, SS5 - Liatti, SS6 - McRae, SS7 - Auriol, SS8 - ----------------------------------------------------------- SSS1 Manukua Super Special Stage 1 Friday 24 July

1 Sainz/Moya             Toyota Corolla WRC       1.39.6
2 McRae/Grist            Subaru Impreza 555 WRC   1.40.5  
3 Taguchi/Teoh           Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 1.41.2
4 Gronholm/Rautianen     Toyota Corolla WRC       1.41.9
5 Arai/Suzuki            Subaru Impreza           1.42.3

SS2 West 1 - Maramarua 6,26 km

1  McRae/Grist           Subaru Impreza 555 WRC   3.26.2
2  Sainz/Moya            Toyota Corolla WRC       3.28.1
3  Auriol/Giraudet       Toyota Corolla WRC       3.30.3
4  Makinen/Mannisenmaki   Mits Lancer Evo V       3.30.4
5  Burns/Reid             Mitsubishi Carisma GT   3.30.6

SS3 Fyfe 1 - Maramarua 6,81 km

1 Sainz/Moya             Toyota Corolla WRC       3.02.4
2 McRae/Grist            Subaru Impreza 555 WRC   3.04.4
3 Auriol/Giraudet        Toyota Corolla WRC       3.06.4
4 Burns/Reid              Mitsubishi Carisma GT   3.06.8
5= Makinen/Mannisenmaki   Mits Lancer Evo V       3.07.4
5= Kankkunen/Repo        Ford Escort WRC          3.07.4

SS4 West 2 - Maramarua 6,26 km

1 Auriol/Giraudet        Toyota Corolla WRC       3.26.9
2 McRae/Grist            Subaru Impreza 555 WRC   3.28.6
3 Kankkunen/Repo         Ford Escort WRC          3.30.1
4= Burns/Reid            Mitsubishi Carisma GT    3.30.2
4= Sainz/Moya            Toyota Corolla WRC       3.30.2
SS5                      Fyfe 2 - Maramarua       6,81 km
1 Liatti/Pons            Subaru Impreza 555 WRC   2.57.1
2 Auriol/Giraudet        Toyota Corolla WRC       3.00.4
3 Makinen/Mannisenmaki   Mits Lancer Evo V        3.02.6
3=Gronholm/Rautianen Toyota Corolla WRC           3.02.6
5 Sainz/Moya             Toyota Corolla WRC       3.02.8
SS6                      Quarry 1 - Maramarua     8,88 km
1 McRae/Grist            Subaru Impreza 555 WRC   5.17.1
2 Sainz/Moya             Toyota Corolla WRC       5.19.6
3 Auriol/Giraudet        Toyota Corolla WRC       5.20.3
4 Kankkunen/Repo         Ford Escort WRC          5.21.6
5 Burns/Reid             Mitsubishi Carisma GT    5.22.4

SS7 Quarry 2 - Maramarua 8,88 km 1 Auriol/Giraudet Toyota Corolla WRC 5.15.2 2 Burns/Reid Mitsubishi Carisma GT 5.17.1 3 Makinen/Mannisenmaki Mits Lancer Evo V 5.17.8 4 Kankkunen/Repo Ford Escort WRC 5.19.3 5 Sainz/Moya Toyota Corolla WRC 5.19.7

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Series WRC
Drivers Colin McRae , Carlos Sainz , Didier Auriol