ERC: Madeira exciting finale notes

The 7th Round of The European Rally Championships - Exciting Finale Campos doing everything right... As the Rali Vinho da Madeira reaches its climax, Miguel Campos appears to have timed his "charge" to perfection.He took the lead on stage 15 ...

The 7th Round of The European Rally Championships - Exciting Finale
Campos doing everything right...

As the Rali Vinho da Madeira reaches its climax, Miguel Campos appears to have timed his "charge" to perfection.He took the lead on stage 15 and has gradually extended his advantage. With just two stages remaining he leads by 10.4sec and with only seconds separating the two protagonists at the end of every stage, it would need a serious mistake, mechanical problem or puncture to rob him of victory on his home ground.

However, they have to run the 27.3km long stage again, before finishing with the short 7.15km final stage. And as both Campos and Thiry would agree..."It's never over in rally before you cross the finish line".

On this occasion the finish podium is in Funchal at 19.20hrs. However in an exciting rally where the lead has changed hands 6 time already, who is to say it wont happen again.

Position after 20 stages..
1. Miguel Campos..........2hr 38min 59.0 sec
2. Bruno Thiry...............2hr 39min 09.4 sec
3. Francois Delecour......2hr 42min 19.6 sec

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Series Other rally
Drivers Miguel Campos , François Delecour