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The 1000 Lakes Rally/Friday

Jyvaskyla, FINLAND The 1000 LAKES RALLY, Friday, the first day SS1 Valkola 8.46 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Kankkunen 4.42 Jorge Recalde(ARG) drove out...

Jyvaskyla, FINLAND

The 1000 LAKES RALLY, Friday, the first day

SS1 Valkola 8.46 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Kankkunen 4.42 Jorge Recalde(ARG) drove out and quit: 2. Auriol 4.43 "Better drive out in the first Makinen 4.43 curve of the first SS on the 4. Vatanen 4.45 First day than at the last curve 5. Sainz 4.49 of the last SS of the last day.." Delecour 4.49 Thiry 4.49 SS2 Lankamaa 23.73 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Makinen 12.25 Kankkunen drove out, car damaged: 2. Sainz 12.35 Left rear wheel bent under the car. Auriol 12.35 Kankkunen's car was fixed after the SS. 4. Delecour 12.39 He continues, but far from the leader. 5. Thiry 12.41 Vatanen drove out, lost a tire and Lindholm 12.41 lot time, continues still.

SS3 Aijala 6.23 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Sainz 3.13 Ari Vatanen's (FIN) car was broken Auriol 3.13 from transmission. After driving out 3. Delecour 3.15 on ss 2, the bottom of car was Makinen 3.15 dragging on the ground. That Thiry 3.15 generated a hole to the bottom and Gronholm 3.15 a stone broke something in the transmission..

SS4        Hannula                12.31 km        
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1.        Makinen                6.49                
2.        Auriol                6.55                
3.        Sainz                6.56                
4.        Thiry                7.01                
5.        Delecour        7.03                
        Lindholm        7.03                

After SS 4/35: ========================================================

1.         Tommi Makinen                FIN         27.12
2.         Didier Auriol                FRA            + 0.14
3.         Carlos Sainz                ESP        + 0.21
4.        Francois Delecour        FRA        + 0.34
        Bruno Thiry                BEL        + 0.34
6.        Sebastian Lindholm        FIN        + 0.38
7.        Marcus Gronholm                FIN        + 0.55
8.        Tomas Jansson                SWE        + 1.18
9.        Jarmo Kytolehto                FIN        + 1.27        (Group N)
10.        Mika Sohlberg                FIN        + 2,15

... 22. Juha Kankkunen FIN +19.24

SS 5 Myhinp{{ 16.24 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Kankkunen 7.33 Lindholm crashed twice. His car 2. Makinen 7.36 was pushed to the end of SS without 3. Sainz 7.40 rear wheel. The worst crash was 4. Auriol 7.42 in the last turn of the SS. 5. Thiry 7.43 Due to car damages, Lindholm out. Delecour: "I am getting used to the speed, but not to the strickness of the Finnish police.." SS 6 Makra 6.17 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Makinen 3.20 Kankkunen 3.20 3. Sainz 3.23 Auriol 3.23 5. Delecour 3.24

SS 7        Jappila                17.70 km        
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1.        Kankkunen        8.18                
2.         Auriol                8.23                
3.        Makinen                8.24                
4.        Sainz                8.28                
5.        Delecour        8.31                

SS 8 Kutemajarvi 13.04 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Auriol 7.03 2. Kankkunen 7.05 3. Sainz 7.06 4. Makinen 7.10 5. Delecour 7.13 Thiry 7.13

SS 9 Halttula 10.91 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Auriol 6.00 Makinen 6.00 3. Sainz 6.03 4. Delecour 6.04 Kankkunen 6.04

SS 10 Ruuhimaki 7.28 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Auriol 3.56 2. Kankkunen 3.57 3. Sainz 4.01 Delecour 4.01 Thiry 4.01 6. Gronholm 4.02

SS 11 Laukaa 12.33 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Auriol 6.27 Kankkunen 6.27 3. Makinen 6.28 4. Delecour 6.32 5. Thiry 6.33 6. Gronholm 6.34

SS 12 Harju 2.57 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Auriol 1.47 Kankkunen 1.47 3. Sainz 1.48 Thiry 1.48 5. Makinen 1.49

SS 13        Kouhu                7.74 km                
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1.        Makinen                3.51                
        Kankkunen        3.51                
3.        Sainz                3.53                
        Auriol                3.53                
5.        Thiry                3.54
6.        Gronholm        3.56

SS 14 Parkkola 22.14 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Kankkunen 11.28 2. Sainz 11.33 3. Makinen 11.34 4. Auriol 11.40 Thiry 11.40 6. Delecour 11.49

SS 15 Ehikki 12.58 km ---------------------------------------- 1. Makinen 6.40 2. Sainz 6.41 Kankkunen 6.41 4. Auriol 6.43 5. Delecour 6.49 6. Thiry 6.52

Results after Friday (SS 15/35): ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Didier Auriol FRA 1.34.23 2. Tommi Makinen FIN + 0.02 3. Carlos Sainz ESP + 0.27 4. Bruno Thiry BEL + 1.10 5. Francois Delecour FRA + 1.18 6. Marcus Gronholm FIN + 2.08 7. Jouko Puhakka N FIN + 4.06 8. Jarmo Kytolehto N FIN + 4.14 9. Tomas Jansson N SWE + 4.59 10. Lasse Lampi FIN + 5.47 ...

35. Juha Kankkunen FIN +18.44

More results tomorrow..

The race will conue on Saturday morning and end on Sunday afternoon. -- _ _ _ ____ Mika.Paakko@lut.fi ' ) ) ) / / / ) / / Lappeenranta U of Tech., / / / o /_ __ ( /__/ __ __ /_ /_ __ FINLAND, EUROPE / ' (_<_/ <_(_/(_ <_/ _(_/(_(_/(_/ <_/ <_/_/- All my opinions are mine!

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