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Rally Argentina: Final Results

Round 7 of the World Rally Championship Rally Argentina 98 Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 3 1 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki Mit Lancer Evo V 4:22:07,4 2 C.Sainz/L.Moya Toyota Corolla WRC ...

Round 7 of the World Rally Championship Rally Argentina 98

Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 3

1 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki Mit Lancer Evo V 4:22:07,4 2 C.Sainz/L.Moya Toyota Corolla WRC 4:22:34,2 3 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo Ford Escort WRC 4:22:34,9 4 R.Burns/R.Reid Mit Carisma GT 4:23:02,3 5 C.McRae/N.Grist Subaru Impreza 555 4:23:25,0 6 P.Liatti/F.Pons Subaru Impreza 555 4:27:14,9 7 K.Holowczyc/M.Wislawski Subaru Impreza 555 4:33:46,0 8 M.Galanti/V.Zucchini Toyota Corolla WRC 4:44:23,5 9 G.Trelles/M.Christie Mit Lancer Evo IV 4:46:52,1 10 O.Gomez/M.Marti Seat Ibiza GTi 4:47:48,5

Formula 2

1 O.Gomez/M.Marti Seat Ibiza GTi 4:47:48,5 2 K.Rosenberger/Carlsson VW Golf 4:56:58,7 Group N

1 G.Trelles/M.Christie Mit Lancer Evo IV 4:46:52,1 2 H.Al Wahaibi/T.Harryman Mit Lancer 4:56:58,7 3 Ligato/Garcia Subaru Impreza WRX 5:13:50,6

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Headlines - highlight of the day belonged to Carlos Sainz who secured second place from Juha Kankkunen. At the start of Leg 3, Sainz was 8 seconds behind Kankkunen and after chipping away a few seconds on each stage, he was 2 seconds in front coming into the start of the final stage. Kankkunen was fastest but failed to catch up the 2 second gap and finished an amazing 0.7 seconds behind Sainz. - Colin McRae also had a point to prove and won five of the days six stages. McRae has been the fastest driver all rally...if only for that slight indicident in Leg 2 where he hit a rock and damaged the rear suspension! - Alistar McRae fails to start Leg 3 due to a starter motor problem (he had a similar problem yesterday)

- weather: partly cloudy, foggy in morning. Currently 18 deg C (66F).

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LEG 3 : Saturday May 23 07.30 Start from Villa Carloz Paz

SS18 S. R. Calamunchita-S. Augustin 26.26 km SS19 Las Bajadas-Villa del Dique 18.72 km SS20 Amboy-S.R. Calamunchita 21.33 km SS21 S.R. Calamunchita-S. Augustin 26.26 km SS22 Las Bajadas-Villa del Dique 18.72 km SS23 Amboy-S.R. Calamunchita 21.33 km 17.00 Final in Cordoba

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Stage Winners

SS18 - McRae, SS19 - Burns, SS20 - McRae, SS21 - McRae, SS22 - McRae, SS23 - McRae

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Stage 18 S. R. Calamunchita-S. Augustin 26.26 km Start Time: 9:28hrs Notes: - Makinen: He was looking very concentrated in his job. - Kankkunen: Everything was O.K. with him. - Colin McRae: Some tube can be seen hanging under the car. - Galanti: The front of the car is damaged (spoiler and bumper) but the rest is O.k - Alister McRae: Retired. He had problems with the stater again and could not go out today.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 C.McRae/N.Grist Subaru Impreza 555 15:25,8 2 R.Burns/R.Reid Mit Carisma GT 15:32,6 3 C.Sainz/L.Moya Toyota Corolla WRC 15:34,4 4 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo Ford Escort WRC 15:36,5 5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki Mit Lancer Evo V 15:39,7

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Stage 19 Las Bajadas-Villa del Dique 18.72 km Start Time: 10:11hrs Notes: - Makinen: "There are many jumps". The front spoiler is hanging loose. They look calm. - Kankkunen: Front spoiler damaged. "There are many people in this stage" - Sainz: He made a negative signal. He looked as if resigned to his position - Burns: The front spoiler has a bump. He is happy with his time. "This is a very nice special and the ground is in good condition" - Colin McRae: "A lot of people close to the road" The spoiler is hanging loose. The rear bumper is tied to the car. - Liatti: He hit the mountain in the last meters of the stage. The front left winker is broken as well as the rear bumper. - Rosenberger: "The people are too close to the road"

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 R.Burns/R.Reid Mit Carisma GT 10:13,3 2 C.McRae/N.Grist Subaru Impreza 555 10:13,6 3 C.Sainz/L.Moya Toyota Corolla WRC 10:16,8 4 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo Ford Escort WRC 10:20,6 5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki Mit Lancer Evo V 10:23,6

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Stage 20 Amboy-S.R. Calamunchita 21.33 km Start Time: 11:25hrs Notes: - Makinen: I'm very happy with my result in SS20, I hope I can continue the same way. I prefer the slow stages, I'm happier with them. - Kankkunen: The difference between Makinen and me is too big. I'll see what happens in the next three SS. - Sainz: In SS20 he landed dangerously in two wheels. Fortunately there was no major consequence. He is trying to keep his present position so as to lead the championship. - Burns: The last stage was too fast. "I enjoyed it better than the slower ones. I'm trying to catch Sainz". - Colin McRae: He had a puncture at the end of SS20 but the tyre stayed in the rim so they could get to the finish without loosing much time.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 C.McRae/N.Grist Subaru Impreza 555 11:22,5 2 R.Burns/R.Reid Mit Carisma GT 11:23,8 3 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo Ford Escort WRC 11:31,7 4 C.Sainz/L.Moya Toyota Corolla WRC 11:32,6 5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki Mit Lancer Evo V 11:34,0

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Stage 21 S.R. Calamunchita-S. Augustin 26.26 km Start Time: 12:41hrs Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 C.McRae/N.Grist Subaru Impreza 555 15:27,8 2 C.Sainz/L.Moya Toyota Corolla WRC 15:31,6 3 R.Burns/R.Reid Mit Carisma GT 15:34,7 4 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo Ford Escort WRC 15:34,8 5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki Mit Lancer Evo V 15:37,2

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Stage 22 Las Bajadas-Villa del Dique 18.72 km Start Time: 13:24hrs Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 C.McRae/N.Grist Subaru Impreza 555 10:14,3 2 R.Burns/R.Reid Mit Carisma GT 10:14,4 3 C.Sainz/L.Moya Toyota Corolla WRC 10:15,1 4 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo Ford Escort WRC 10:18,3 5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki Mit Lancer Evo V 10:20,6

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Stage 23 Amboy-S.R. Calamunchita 21.33 km Start Time: 14:38hrs Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 C.McRae/N.Grist Subaru Impreza 555 11:19,8 2 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo Ford Escort WRC 11:20,7 3 C.Sainz/L.Moya Toyota Corolla WRC 11:21,8 4 R.Burns/R.Reid Mit Carisma GT 11:25,1 5 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki Mit Lancer Evo V 11:36,3

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Series WRC
Drivers Colin McRae , Carlos Sainz , Alister McRae , Juha Kankkunen