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Acropolis Final Results

Round 8 of the World Rally Championship Acropolis Rally 1998 Final Results McRae wins in a thrilling final day's rallying! Didier Auriol/Denis Giraudet in a Corolla WRC were leading the rally until the penultimate stage when a heavy landing...

Round 8 of the World Rally Championship

Acropolis Rally 1998 Final Results

McRae wins in a thrilling final day's rallying!

Didier Auriol/Denis Giraudet in a Corolla WRC were leading the rally until the penultimate stage when a heavy landing caused a fuel-pump fuse to pop out and cut the engine, losing Auriol 40 seconds. McRae then went on to win the rally by 20 seconds. (TTE)

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Unofficial final results:

1 Colin McRae/ Nicky Grist Impreza WRC 4:26:31,6 2 Didier Auriol/ Denis Giraudet Corolla WRC 4:26:51,6 3 Juha Kankkunen/ Juha Repo Escort WRC 4:27:15,9 4 Carlos Sainz/ Luis Moya Corolla WRC 4:28:09,3 5 Freddy Loix/ Sven Smeets Corolla WRC 4:29:20,0 6 Piero Liatti/ Fabrizia Pons Impreza WRC 4:37:18,0 7 Rui Madiera/ Nuno Da Silva Corolla WRC 4:39:01,8 8 Leonidas Kirkos/J.Stavropoulos Escort WRC 4:40:33,5 9 Jean P. Richelmi/ Freddy Delmore Impreza 555 4:41:52,5 10 Volkan Isik/ Ilham Documcu Celica GT4 4:43:38,3 Formula 2:

1 Harri Rovanpera/R.Pietilanen SEAT Ibiza 4:52:32,1 2 Oriol Gomez/ Marc Marti SEAT Ibiza 4:53:52,8 3 Pavel Sibera/ Petr Gross Skoda Octavia 5:10:45,0

Group N:

1 Goustavo Trelles/ Martin Christie Lancer Evo 5 4:54:35,6 2 Hamed Al Wahaibi/ Terry Harryman Lancer Evo 4 4:57:08,7 3 Luis Climent/ Alex Romani Lancer Evo 3 5:08:58,9

Full Results: http://www.acropolisrally.gr/online/frameset_results.htm

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Notes: - Didier Auriol was leading the rally until the penultimate stage when a heavy landing caused a fuel-pump fuse to pop out and cut the engine, losing Auriol 40 seconds and the lead of the rally - Burns retired on SS15. Cause... broken rear suspension.By that time he was fourth overall. - Liatti went off the road on SS16. Continues with problems and long delay. - Sainz had a power steering failure towards the end of SS13 and it failed 9Km into SS14. - Kankkunen had a puncture 5 km from the end of SS14. - the top Formula 2 cars and Group N cars maintained position as per end of Leg 2

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Tuesday 9th June, Leg 3

DELPHI OUT 8.00 SS13 Karoutes 2 28.61km 8.42 SS14 Stromi-Inohori 2 22.49km 10.05 SS15 Drimea 2 25.14km 11.58 SS16 Pavliani 2 24.83km 13.01 SS17 Gravia 2 27.22km 14.57 128.29km

Leg 3: 388.76km total

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Stage Winners:

SS13 - Auriol, SS14 - Auriol, SS15 - McRae, SS16 - McRae, SS17 - Sainz

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Stage 13, Karoutes 2 28.61km Start Time: 8.42 Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 Didier Auriol/ Denis Giraudet Corolla WRC 17:28,6 2 Carlos Sainz/ Luis Moya Corolla WRC 17:31,1 2 Richard Burns/ Robert Reid Lancer Evo 5 17:31,1 4 Freddy Loix/ Sven Smeets Corolla WRC 17:35,0 5 Juha Kankkunen/ Juha Repo Escort WRC 17:35,7

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Stage 14 Stromi-Inohori 2 22.49km Start Time: 10.05 Notes:

- Sainz had a power steering failure. He said:

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Series WRC
Drivers Colin McRae , Carlos Sainz , Freddy Loix , Richard Burns , Harri Rovanpera , Didier Auriol , Juha Kankkunen , Robert Reid , Luis Moya , Nicky Grist , Fabrizia Pons , Marc Marti , Denis Giraudet , Piero Liatti , Juha Repo , Sven Smeets