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Rally of GB Final Results

TOMMI MAKINEN IS THE NEW WORLD RALLY CHAMPION The engine of Carlos Sainz's Corolla blew up 1km from the end of the final stage. He made a further 700m, but has stopped due to an engine fire and has retired from the event. This means that...

TOMMI MAKINEN IS THE NEW WORLD RALLY CHAMPION

The engine of Carlos Sainz's Corolla blew up 1km from the end of the final stage. He made a further 700m, but has stopped due to an engine fire and has retired from the event. This means that Tommi Makinen is the World Champion.

This is not to over shadow the awesome performance of Richard Burns in the Mitsubishi Carisma who has won his home event by almost 4 minutes. Burns won every stage on the final day in difficult conditions.

What a way to end the championship!

Unofficial results:

1 Burns/Reid                        Mit Carisma        3:49:30,6
2 Kankkunen/Repo                Escort                3:53:17,1
3 Thiry/Prevot                        Escort                3:54:58,1
4 De Mevius/Marc Fortin                Subaru                3:58:25,4
5 Lindholm/Aho                        Escort                3:58:46,2
6 Rovanperä/Pietiläinen                Seat WRC        4:00:03,9
7 Schwarz/Hiemer                Escort                4:02:47,3
8 Holowczyc/Wislawski                Subaru                4:03:37,3
9 Martin/Kitsing                Celica GT4        4:07:41,6
10 Stohl/Müller                        Mit Lancer        4:09:37,8

Formula 2:

1 Laukkanen/Lindström                Renault Meg.        4:11:36,1
2 Gardemeister/Lukander                Seat Ibiza        4:13:07,8
3 Kytolehto/Kapanen                Vauxhall        4:14:32,9

Group N:

1 Stohl/Müller                        Mit Lancer        4:09:37,8
2 Higgins/Wood                        Subaru                4:10:42,8
3 Al-Wahaibi/Harryman                Mit Lancer        4:15:04,5

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LEG 3 - Cheltenham-Cheltenham (589,95 km) Tuesday 24, November 05.00 Start from Cheltenham SS22 St Gwynno 13.81 km (8.54 miles) SS23 Tyle 10.65 km (6.59 miles) SS24 Rhondda 36.28 km (22.56 miles) SS25 Resolfen 44.58 km (27.34 miles) SS26 Rheola 24.89 km (15.47 miles) SS27 Argoed 9.04 km (5.59 miles) SS28 Margam 27.08 km (16.81 miles) 16.58 Finish of the rally in Cheltenham

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Stage Winners:

SS22 - Burns, SS23 - Burns, SS24 - Burns, SS25 - Burns, SS26 - Burns, SS27 - Burns, SS28 - Burns

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SS 22 St Gwynno 13.81 km (8.54 miles)

Notes: - fog and rain - A.McRae crashes out

Stage Pos/ Driver/ Car/ Stage Time:

1 Burns/Reid Mit Carisma 2 Dodd 3 Thiry/Prevot Escort 4 Stohl/Müller Mit Lancer 5 Walfridsson

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SS 23 Tyle 10.65 km (6.59 miles)

Notes:

Stage Pos/ Driver/ Car/ Stage Time:

1 Burns/Reid                        Mit Carisma        6.20,3
2 Kankkunen/Repo                Escort                6.24,2
3 Sainz/Moya                        Corolla                6.28,1
4 De Mevius/Marc Fortin                Subaru                6.35,5
5 Thiry/Prevot                        Escort                6.36,1

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SS 24 Rhondda 36.28 km (22.56 miles)

Notes:

Stage Pos/ Driver/ Car/ Stage Time:

1 Burns/Reid                        Mit Carisma        20.45,3
2 Thiry/Prevot                        Escort                21.09,4
3 Kankkunen/Repo                Escort                21.15,4
4 Lindholm/Aho                        Escort                21.27,4
5 Sainz/Moya                        Corolla        21.30,4

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SS 25 Resolfen 44.58 km (27.34 miles)

Notes:

Stage Pos/ Driver/ Car/ Stage Time:

1 Burns/Reid                        Mit Carisma        25.30,5
2 Kankkunen/Repo                Escort                26.02,9
3 De Mevius/Marc Fortin                Subaru                26.16,1
4 Thiry/Prevot                        Escort                26,19,1
5 Lindholm/Aho                        Escort                26.24,5

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SS 26 Rheola 24.89 km (15.47 miles)

Notes:

Stage Pos/ Driver/ Car/ Stage Time:

1 Burns/Reid                        Mit Carisma        13.59,9
2 Kankkunen/Repo                Escort                14.07,4
3 Thiry/Prevot                        Escort                14.08,0
4 Lindholm/Aho                        Escort                14.13,5
5 De Mevius/Marc Fortin                Subaru                14.17,6

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SS 27 Argoed 9.04 km (5.59 miles)

Notes:

Stage Pos/ Driver/ Car/ Stage Time:

1 Burns/Reid                        Mit Carisma        5.38,9
2 De Mevius/Marc Fortin                Subaru                5.46,6
3 Kankkunen/Repo                Escort                5.48,3
4 Rovanperä/Pietiläinen                Seat WRC        5.48,9
5 Thiry/Prevot                        Escort                5.49,6

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SS 28 Margam 27.08 km (16.81 miles)

Notes:

Stage Pos/ Driver/ Car/ Stage Time:

1 Burns/Reid                        Mit Carisma        
3 Kankkunen/Repo                Escort                
4 Sainz/Moya                        Corolla        
5 Thiry/Prevot                        Escort                
6 De Mevius/Marc Fortin                Subaru                
7 Lindholm/Aho                        Escort                
8 Schwarz/Hiemer                Escort                
9 Holowczyc/Wislawski                Subaru                
10 Rovanperä/Pietiläinen        Seat WRC        

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Cynan 'Dusty' Rhodes" <cynan@harvestroad.com.au>

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