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New Zealand Final Results Notes

28th Rally of New Zealand. Official Site: http://www.rallynz.org.nz/index.htm Unofficial Site: http://www.sportsweb.co.nz/rally98/ -------------------------------------------------------------- Final Results Contents: Unofficial top 10 ...

28th Rally of New Zealand. Official Site: http://www.rallynz.org.nz/index.htm Unofficial Site: http://www.sportsweb.co.nz/rally98/ --------------------------------------------------------------

Final Results

Contents:

Unofficial top 10 results Headlines Today's timetable, Monday 27th July, Leg 3 Stage Winners Stage results - stages 19-25

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Unofficial results:

1 Sainz/Moya                        Toyota Corolla        3:54:75,1
2 Auriol/Giraudet                Toyota Corolla        3:55:01,2
3 Makinen/Mannisenmaki                Mit Lancer Evo V        3:56:40,8
4 Kankkunen/Repo                Ford Escort        3:57:03,8
5 McRae/Grist                        Subura Impreza        3:58:47,5
6 Liatti/Pons                        Subaru Impreza        3:59:25,2
7 Radstrom/Barth                Toyota Corolla        4:02:28,6
8 Katoka/Hayashi                Mit Lancer Evo III        4:10:11,7
9 Burns/Reid                        Mitsubishi Carisma        4:10:26,6
10 Fujimoto/Sircombe                Toyota Corolla        4:10:27,6

Formula 2

1 Rovanpera/Pietilainen        Seat Ibiza                4:16:13,6
2 Gardemeister/Lukkander        Seat Ibiza                4:18:30,1
3 Eriksson/Parmander                Hyundai Coupe Evo 2        4:20:13,5
        

Group N

1 Guest/Green                        Subaru Impreza        4:15:10,0
2 Trelles/Christie                Mit Lancer Evo IV        4:16:51,5
3 Stohl/Gerlach                Mit Lancer                4:18:27,9

Full results available at: http://www.rallynz.org.nz/results/INDEX.HTML

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Headlines Weather - dry and windy Conditions - roads were still slippery in the morning but were drying out during the day

- "Carlos Sainz became the most successful rally driver in the history of the World Championship when he and co-driver Luis Moya took their Toyota Castrol Team Corolla WRC to victory in the Rally of New Zealand today. It was Sainz’s 22nd WRC win, and moved him to the top of the Drivers’ series." (TTE) - Auriol lost time on SS19 when the car stalled and would not start - Burns rolled on the first stage of the day losing 15 minutes, but still claim fastest stage time on the final four stages. - McRae punctured on SS20 and was not carrying a spare. The puncture sealant did not expand and he drove 30km with the flat. - 'Stumpy' Holmes crashed his Impreza into a river on SS23 and handed the Group N win to Australian Michael Guest.

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Stage Details: Monday 27th July, Leg 3

05:00        Start from Manukau 
SS19        Te Koraha 1                 47,43 km 
SS20        Te Koraha 2                 47,43 km 
SS21        Pekanui                 16,50 km 
SS22        Bridal Vell                 23,48 km 
SS23        Mangatawhiri                 6,63 km 
SS24        Whaanga Coast         28,52 km 
SS25        Te Hutewal                 11,39 km 
19:00        Final of the rally in Manukau

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Stage Winners

SS19 - McRae, SS20 - McRae, SS21 - Sainz, SS22 - Burns, SS23 - Burns, SS24 - Burns, SS25 - Burns

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Stage 19 Te Koraha 1 47,43 km Notes: - Auriol: "When I came into the braking, the engine stalled. It cut out and it wouldn't re-start. It was sitting in the mud. We lost 25 seconds." - Sainz: "It's OK. I think conditions will remain more or less the same now - damp and slippery." - McRae: (has changed suspension) "It feels a bit better. It gives you more confidence in the fast stuff. It's livened up a bit. We'll see how it goes." - Burns: (Rolled) "First of all I think I chose the wrong tyres, too hard a compound. I cut a corner a little bit too much inside and there were roadworks and things and it rolled. There were no people, so we had to run and get help. We've lost 14-15 minutes, so I don't think we can even get into the points." - Makinen: "It was completely wrong tyre choice, no feeling at all, just no grip."

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 McRae/Grist                        Subura Impreza        34.16.1
2 Sainz/Moya                        Toyota Corolla        34.21.6
3 Makinen/Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Evo V        34,31.1
4 Kankkunen/Repo                Ford Escort                34.38.2
5 Liatti/Pons                        Subaru Impreza        34.50.2        

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Stage 20 Te Koraha 2 47,43 km Notes: - Auriol: "That was muddy, muddy, muddy. There was no grip. It was a catastrophe. I don't think about the points. I try to be the first, ] everything can happen still. - Sainz: "I am upset with myself not to take the right tyres. How can I do something like that ?" - Makinen: "After 3 years accidents, I have to finish this rally at least once before I can go flat out. I take different tyres - softer compound - and that was correct." - McRae: "We got a puncture - I don't know where, but the EMI (puncture sealant) didn't work, we didn't have a spare, so we had to keep going for 30 kilometres. We took the spare out to keep the car as light as possible.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 Makinen/Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Evo V        35.09.0
2 Burns/Reid                        Mitsubishi Carisma        35.18.0
3=Auriol/Giraudet                Toyota Corolla        35.18.6
3= Kankkunen/Repo                Ford Escort        35.18.6
5 Sainz/Moya                        Toyota Corolla        35.28.0        

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Stage 21 Pekanui 16,50 km Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 Auriol/Giraudet                Toyota Corolla        10.18.5
2 Burns/Reid                        Mitsubishi Carisma        10.19.8
3 Sainz/Moya                        Toyota Corolla        10.24.4
4 Makinen/Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Evo V        10.25.2
5= Kankkunen/Repo                Ford Escort                10.27.5
5= McRae/Grist                Subura Impreza        10.27.5        

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Stage 22 Bridal Vell 23,48 km Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 Sainz/Moya                        Toyota Corolla        16.45.8
2 Auriol/Giraudet                Toyota Corolla        16.49.4
3 Burns/Reid                        Mitsubishi Carisma        16.55.3
4 Makinen/Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Evo V        16.58.4
5 McRae/Grist                        Subura Impreza        17.00.2        

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Stage 23 Mangatawhiri 6,63 km Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 Burns/Reid                        Mitsubishi Carisma        3.51.4
2 Sainz/Moya                        Toyota Corolla        3.51.7
3 Auriol/Giraudet                Toyota Corolla        3.53.2
4 Radstrom/Barth                Toyota Corolla        3.53.5
5 McRae/Grist                        Subura Impreza        3.54.4        

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Stage 24 Whaanga Coast 29,52 km Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 Burns/Reid                        Mitsubishi Carisma        21.49.9
2 Sainz/Moya                        Toyota Corolla        21.52.3
3 Auriol/Giraudet                Toyota Corolla        21.53.8
4 Liatti/Pons                        Subaru Impreza        21.58.6
5 McRae/Grist                        Subura Impreza        22.08.3        

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Stage 25 Te Hutewal 11,39 km Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 Burns/Reid                        Mitsubishi Carisma        8:18,0
2 Sainz/Moya                        Toyota Corolla        8:19,3
3 Auriol/Giraudet                Toyota Corolla        8:21,3
4 Kankkunen/Repo                Ford Escort                8:25,8
5 Liatti/Pons                        Subaru Impreza        8:25,9

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Series WRC
Drivers Carlos Sainz , Luis Moya , Michael Guest