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WRC 1998 - Catalunya Rally Rally Network News Wire XXXIV Rallye Catalunya 1998 - Cost Brava April 20-22 Auriol leads field after Leg 1 Toyota’'s Didier Auriol has pulled a 17sec lead over the field after Day 1 of the 1998 Catalunya ...

WRC 1998 - Catalunya Rally Rally Network News Wire

XXXIV Rallye Catalunya 1998 - Cost Brava April 20-22

Auriol leads field after Leg 1

Toyota’'s Didier Auriol has pulled a 17sec lead over the field after Day 1 of the 1998 Catalunya Rally. Auriol took the lead after the first two special stages of today's first leg whilst his main World Championship contenders struggled to find their form.

Formula 2 Citroen driver Jesus Puras remains the biggest threat in second place, while in third place Ford's’ Bruno Thiry edged out 1997 Catalunya Rally flyer and F2 driver Gilles Panizzi. Richard Burns is currently placed in 5th position.

Overall Positions after Leg 1 (Top 5)

1. Didier Auriol      Toyota Corolla WRC                    1h19m03.8s
2. Jesus Puras        Citroen Xsara 'Kit Car'  (F2)         1h19m20.6s
3. Bruno Thiry        Ford Escort WRC                       1h19m25.1s
4. Gilles Panizzi     Peugeot 306 'Maxi'  (F2)              1h19m26.7s
5. Richard Burns      Mitsubishi Carisma GT                 1h19m30.3s

For all the Latest Stage Results check out Rally Network's 1998 Catalunya Rally page:

http://homepage.idx.com.au/rallynet

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Series WRC
Drivers Richard Burns , Gilles Panizzi , Didier Auriol , Jesus Puras
Teams Citroën World Rally Team