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Rallye De France - Tour De Corse www.rallyedefrance.com/ Round 12 of the FIA World Rally Championship 18-21st October 2001 Citroen driver Jesus Puras has scored his first victory at FIA World Rally Championship level on the 12th round of this...

Rallye De France - Tour De Corse
www.rallyedefrance.com/
Round 12 of the FIA World Rally Championship
18-21st October 2001

Citroen driver Jesus Puras has scored his first victory at FIA World Rally Championship level on the 12th round of this year's series, the Tour de Corse, which finished in Ajaccio this afternoon. The multiple Spanish champion maintained a steady but fast pace through today's four stages, held in changeable conditions that kept the crews and teams guessing until the very last corner. His victory was also the first for the Xsara WRC in the FIA World Rally Championship.

With Citroen not registered for manufacturers points, Peugeot drivers Gilles Panizzi and Didier Auriol finished second and third respectively to move the French marque into second in the makes series. But in the drivers' championship, Subaru dropped fourth placed Petter Solberg behind his team-mate Richard Burns to ensure that the Englishman picked up an extra point and moved ahead of Carlos Sainz into third in the series, six points behind joint leaders Colin McRae and Tommi M

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Series WRC
Drivers Colin McRae , Carlos Sainz , Richard Burns , Gilles Panizzi , Didier Auriol , Petter Solberg , Jesus Puras
Teams Citroën World Rally Team