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Swedish Rally: Final Results

The International Swedish Rally Official website: http://www.swerally.se/ End of Leg 3: Final Results ----------------------------------------------------------- Unofficial Results - End of Leg 3: Final Results Congratulations: Tommi ...

The International Swedish Rally Official website: http://www.swerally.se/ End of Leg 3: Final Results

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Unofficial Results - End of Leg 3: Final Results

Congratulations: Tommi Makinen/Risto Mannisenmaki & Mitsubishi

Pos | Driver | Car | Total Time

1 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki FIN/FI        Mitsubishi Lancer        3:32:51,6
2 C.Sainz/L.Moya E/E                    Toyota Corolla         3:33:43,2
3 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo FIN/FIN            Ford Escort                 3:33:50,4
4 K.Eriksson/S.Parmander S/S        Subaru Impreza        3:35:23,3
5 M.Gronholm/T.Rautiainen                Toyota Celcia GT4         3:36:21,5
6 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet F/F               Toyota Corolla        3:36:49,8
7 U.Nittel/T.Thörner D/S                Mit Carisma                3:37:35,2
8 P.Liatti/F.Pons I/I                Subaru Impreza        3:38:59,1
9 B.Thiry/S.Prevot B/B                  Ford Escort                 3:40:38,5
10 M.Jonsson/J.Johansson S/S        Ford Escort Cos.        3:41:05,5

Group N 1 S.Walfridson/G.Barth S/S Mit Lancer Evo IV 3:43:29,8 2 K.Bäcklund/T.Andersson S/S Mit Lancer Evo IV 3:43:49,8 3 J.Kangas/J.Lakksonen FIN/FIN Mit Carisma GT 3:48:28,8

Formula 2 1 J.Jonasson/P.Svensson S/S Seat Ibiza Kit Car 3:50:27,7 2 T.Gardemeister/P.LukanderFIN/FI Nissan Sunny GTI 3:51:13,7 3 A.Nilsson/M.Kangas S/S Ford Escort RS 2000 3:52:50,3

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Notes: - Tommi Makinen, driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV has won the 1998 International Rally of Sweden - four different manufacturers in the top 4 places! 1st = Mitsubishi 2nd = Toyota 3rd = Ford 4th = Subaru - while Makinen backed off the pace a little, Sainz played the game of catch up at which he is so good; he won 4 of the days five stages and after Kankkunen hit a snowbank on SS17, Sainz claimed 2nd place - an excellent result for a non-nordic driver. - an electrical problem cost Auriol (Corolla) almost 2-1/2 mins on SS16

Current Weather Conditions: plently of snow except where stages have been run twice; mostly cloudy current temp = 1 deg C

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LEG 3 - Sunday February 8

07.00  Start          Borlänge  
08.15  Service          Fredriksberg  
09.00  SS15                  Rämmen 1          23.81km
09.38  Service          Hagfors          
10.47  SS16                  Sågen 2          14.76km
11.40  SS17                  Rämmen 2          23.81km
12.20  Service          Hagfors  
13.20  SS18                  Mångstorp          22.49km
14.36  SS19                  I2                  9.37km
14.50  Service          Tingvalla  
15.30  Finish          Inre Hamn  

Competitive Kilometres 94.24km

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Stage Winners

SS15 - Sainz, SS16 - Burns, SS17 - Sainz, SS18 - Sainz, SS19 - Sainz

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Stage 15, Rämmen 1 23.81km Time: 09.00 Conditions: Sunny, freezing. Roads quite firm, 2 cm snow on an icy base Notes: - Sainz: "I'm trying, but it's not so easy to catch up." - Eriksson: "6th gear jumped all the time. I have to have one hand on shifter all the time, I would like to have both hands on the steering wheel. Too bad!" - Mäkinen: "I didn't go quite flat out. The weather is beautiful and the road is perfect. Perfect Swedish conditions."

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time  
    
1 C.Sainz/L.Moya E/E                    Toyota Corolla         12:26,1
2 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo FIN/FIN            Ford Escort                 12:28,4
3 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet F/F               Toyota Corolla        12:31,2
4 R.Burns/R.Reid GB/GB                Mit Carisma                12:34,5
5 K.Eriksson/S.Parmander S/S        Subaru Impreza        12:37,9

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Stage 16, Sågen 2 14.76km Time: 10.47 Conditions: Notes: - Auriol: an electrical problem cost Didier almost 2-1/2 mins and dropped from 5th to 7th overall. "Every time I brake the wipers come on and then the engine started cutting out in the end. Bad luck again, one more time."

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time  
    
1 R.Burns/R.Reid GB/GB                Mit Carisma                7:56,6
2 C.Sainz/L.Moya E/E                    Toyota Corolla         7:57,6
3 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo FIN/FIN            Ford Escort                 7:58,5
4 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki FIN/FI        Mitsubishi Lancer        8:00,9
5 P.Hagström/Gardemeister FIN/FIN        Toyota Celica GT4        8:05,8

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Stage 17, Rämmen 2 23.81km Time: 11.40 Conditions: much gravel as this is the second time this stage is used Notes: - Kankkunen: Lost some time hitting a snowbank. Trying to drive on the side of the road to save studs. "You cannot stay out of the ruts all the time." - Eriksson: Still has gearbox problems, jumps out of 6th gear all the time. Co-driver Staffan Parmander has to hold it. "It's very difficult." - Burns: "We lost lots of studs in here, most of them on the last 17 kilometers. Spoke to Mäkinen on the radio because he was out of special stage 17 before we started. He told us to be careful because there was tricky downhill places near the finish."

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time  
    
1 C.Sainz/L.Moya E/E                    Toyota Corolla         12:23,1
2 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki FIN/FI        Mitsubishi Lancer        12:24,9
3 M.Gronholm/T.Rautiainen                Toyota Celcia GT4         12:28,9
4 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet F/F               Toyota Corolla        12:31,6
5 R.Burns/R.Reid GB/GB                Mit Carisma                12:32,2        

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Stage 18, Mångstorp 22.49km Time: 13.20 Conditions: Notes: - Sainz: "Not so easy but so far so good. Quite happy at the moment." - Mäkinen: "No problems whatsoever. The car is in perfect conditions !!!" - Eriksson: "6th gear is gone."

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time  
    
1 C.Sainz/L.Moya E/E                    Toyota Corolla         12:08,7
2 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo FIN/FIN            Ford Escort                 12:14,5
3 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet F/F               Toyota Corolla        12:15,0
4 R.Burns/R.Reid GB/GB                Mit Carisma                12:20,1
5 K.Eriksson/S.Parmander S/S        Subaru Impreza        12:28,5

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Stage 19, I2 9.37km Time: 14.36 Conditions: Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time  
    
1 C.Sainz/L.Moya E/E                    Toyota Corolla         5:46,2
2 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo FIN/FIN            Ford Escort                 5:49,1
3 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki FIN/FI        Mitsubishi Lancer        5:51,5
4 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet F/F               Toyota Corolla        5:52,5
5 M.Gronholm/T.Rautiainen                Toyota Celcia GT4         5:53,3

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Reference Sites and further information:

Rallysport: coverage of the entire WRC http://www.rallysport.com

555 Subaru World Rally Team (media only)  http://www.speedmedia.com
Team Toyota Europe  http://www.tte.de
Mitsubishi Ralliart  http://www.mitsubishi-motors.co.jp/motorsports/
Ford Motorsport press releases  http://www.motorsport.co.uk/ford.html

Mobil 1 British Rally Championship http://www.motorsport.co.uk

Federation Internationale De L'Automobile (FIA) http://www.fia.com

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