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Acropolis Rally standings after Leg 2

Round 8 of the World Rally Championship Acropolis Rally 1998 Official Site: http://www.acropolisrally.gr/ End of Leg 2 ------------------------------------------------- Unofficial results and of Leg 2: 1 Didier Auriol/ Denis Giraudet ...

Round 8 of the World Rally Championship Acropolis Rally 1998 Official Site: http://www.acropolisrally.gr/

End of Leg 2

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Unofficial results and of Leg 2:

1 Didier Auriol/ Denis Giraudet Corolla WRC 2:52:52,3 2 Colin McRae/ Nicky Grist Impreza WRC 2:52:57,1 3 Juha Kankkunen/ Juha Repo Escort WRC 2:52:05,6 4 Carlos Sainz/ Luis Moya Corolla WRC 2:53:08,2 5 Richard Burns/ Robert Reid Lancer Evo 5 2:53:35,5 6 Piero Liatti/ Fabrizia Pons Impreza WRC 2:53:37,8 7 Freddy Loix/ Sven Smeets Corolla WRC 2:54:39,3 8 Rui Madiera/ Nuno Da Silva Corolla WRC 2:59:57,7 9 Leonidas Kirkos/J.Stavropoulos Escort WRC 3:01:28,7 10 A.Nikonenko/V.Timkovsky Escort WRC 3:02:29,7

Formula 2:

1 Harri Rovanpera/R.Pietilanen SEAT Ibiza 3:08:01,1 2 Oriol Gomez/ Marc Marti SEAT Ibiza 3:08:01,8 3 Pavel Sibera/ Petr Gross Skoda Octavia 3:11:00,9

Group N:

1 Goustavo Trelles/ Martin Christie Lancer Evo 5 3:08:22,2 2 Hamed Al Wahaibi/ Terry Harryman Lancer Evo 4 3:10:36,9 3 Luis Climent/ Alex Romani Lancer Evo 3 3:19:29,2

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

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Headlines - weather changed throughout the day from sunny and dry to wet and windy - only major retirement of the day was Uwe Nittle who retired with transmission failure - Mark Higgins (Nissan) retired due to the broken casing of his differential in the middle of SS9. - Loix dropped back on the final stage with driveshaft failure - Burns had a broken windscreen for a number of stages which was a problem with reflection from the sun - more detailed comments particularly after SS9 & SS11 (from organisers press releases)

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Monday 8th June, Leg 2

DELPHI OUT 8.00 SS8 Karoutes 1 28.61km 8.42 SS9 Stromi-Inohori 1 22.49km 10.05 SS10 Drimea 1 25.14km 11.58 SS11 Pavliani 1 24.83km 13.01 SS12 Gravia 1 27.22km 14.57 DEPHI IN 17.49 Leg 2: 128.29km

260.47km total

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Stage Winners:

SS8 - McRae, SS9 - Loix, SS10 - Sainz, SS11 - Sainz, SS12 - Sainz

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Stage 8, Karoutes 1 28.61km Start Time: 8.42 Notes: - Weather is sunny, dry and about 26 C. - starting system for first top ten drivers: now 3 minute gaps. - Sainz after having a puncture in SS8, said:

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Series WRC
Drivers Colin McRae , Carlos Sainz , Freddy Loix , Mark Higgins , 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