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34th Rallye Catalunya (Spain) Official Site: http://www.racc.es/rallye/rallye.htm End of Leg 3 Contents: Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 3 Headlines Today's Timetable, Wednesday 22nd April - Leg 3 Stage Winners Stage results - ...

34th Rallye Catalunya (Spain) Official Site: http://www.racc.es/rallye/rallye.htm

End of Leg 3

Contents:

Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 3 Headlines Today's Timetable, Wednesday 22nd April - Leg 3 Stage Winners Stage results - stages 14-19 Reference Sites and further information

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Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 3

1 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        4:18:36,9
2 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        4:19:30,3
3 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Ev.IV        4:19:46,3
4 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Lancer Ev.IV        4:20:10,4
5 P.Bugalski/J.Chiaroni         Citroen Xsara Kit        4:20:28,3
6 G.Panizzi/H.Panizzi           Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        4:20:44,0
7 C.Sainz/L.Moya                  Toyota Corolla WRC        4:21:05,7
8 F.Delecour/D.Grataloup        Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        4:22:45,6
9 U.Nittel/T.Thorner            Mitsubishi Carisma        4:22:45,6
10 R.Madeira/N.Silva            Toyota Corolla WRC        4:25,24,5

Formula 2

5 P.Bugalski/J.Chiaroni         Citroen Xsara Kit        4:20:28,3
6 G.Panizzi/H.Panizzi           Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        4:20:44,0
8 F.Delecour/D.Grataloup        Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        4:22:45,6

Group N

20 G.Trelles/M.Christie          Mit Lancer Ev.V         4:41:04,7
23 M.Stohl/P.Muller             Mit Lancer Ev.III         4:50:04,5
24 G.Mendez/C.Villete           Mit Lancer Evo IV        4:51:03,7

Full Results: http://www.racc.es/rallye/online/19.html

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Headlines

- Auriol wins the Rallye Catalunya; second was Toyota team mate Loix, both driving the Corolla WRC - Sainz had a number of punctures which dropped him back to 7th - McRae exited the rally on SS16 with transmission damage - Ford had a terrible day. Kankkunen retires on SS16 after hitting a concrete pillar and Thiry retires with engine damage on SS18. Until this, Ford had a 100% finishing record.

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Wednesday April 22

LEG 3 : 06.30 Start from Lloret de Mar

Stage Place Time km

SS 14  La Trona                 08:21   12,86
SS 15  Alpens - Les Llosses     08:50   21,95
SS 16  Coll de Santigosa        10:09   10,62
SS 17  Coll de Bracons          10:57   19,89
SS 18  La Fullaca - St. Hillari 12:43   21,98
SS 19  St. Feliu - Tossa        14:31   18,96

Total Leg 3 Competitive 106,26km

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Stage Winners

SS14 - Loix, SS15 - Auriol, SS16 - Makinen, SS17 - Auriol, SS18 - Loix, SS19 - Auriol

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Stage 14 La Trona 12,86km Start Time: 08:21 Notes:

- The struggle between Makinen and Sainz has outsood in this stage. The Finnish driver has overtaken Sainz and is third overall. - Loix (Toyota): In the link before La Trona he had a problem with the gearbox. He entered the service park just with the right time to fix it. - Auriol (Toyota): "I attacked. The best defense is a good attack". - Sainz (Toyota): Bad. His car swings. Yesterday it was set too high. - Makinen (Mitsubishi): Hard blow in the front left rim. - Bugalski (Citroën): Very bad. Tries new tires, but they are too soft and he is not well adapted to them. - Nittel (Mitsubishi): Good, no problems. Impressed by Loix’s timing. - Kankkunen (Ford): "The rally was over for me long ago".

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        8:31,3
2 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        8:32,1
3 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Ev.IV        8:33,3
4 C.Sainz/L.Moya                  Toyota Corolla WRC        8:34,8
5 B.Thiry/S.Prevot                  Ford Escort WRC        8:35,7

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Stage 15 Alpens - Les Llosses 21,95km Start Time: 08:50 Notes:

- After the Ripoll assistance, McRae chooses to retire due to a breakdown in the rear differential. Sainz continues to lose terrain in favor of Makinen, who has more than a 10 second advantage over the Sainz overall. Auriol dominates this stage without any trouble, followed by Makinen. - Auriol (Toyota): "I’m very happy, I had a clean drive. I attacked all I could in the places where the road was better". - Loix (Toyota): "Starting form the second position is an advantage, since I the road is very clean. I don’t plan on chasing Auriol. He has a large advantage over me". - Makinen (Subaru): "This is going alright. I’ll continue attacking. I know the car well and I know how I should drive it". - Sainz (Toyota): His suspension was set too high. He will try to fix it" - Thiry (Ford): "We went back to the original settings and I fell much better. In the second part of the stage we lost some time in two bends". - Burns (Mitsubishi): "I don’t understand how Auriol can go so fast". - Panizzi (Mitsubishi): Used ATS tires and they got overheated.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        13:41,5
2 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Ev.IV        13:43,6
3 B.Thiry/S.Prevot                  Ford Escort WRC        13:45,6
4 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Lancer Ev.IV        13:49,3
5 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        13:50,3

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Stage 16 Coll de Santigosa 10,62km Start Time: 10:09 Notes:

- Sainz loses options to the rally after losing the front left tire in the second kilometer. He arrives to the finish line at more than one minute from the winner, - McRae retires due to transmission damage - Makinen, who is still shortening distances with Loix. - Kankkunen retires after a strong blow that makes him lose a wheel. Toyota and Mitsubishi are in the first places. - Auriol (Toyota):"I start to see the rally in a different way now". - Loix (Toyota): "Auriol is going very fast. Makinen is going strong and is recovering a lot of time. I have to watch out". - Bugalski (Citroën): "I found the pace of the first day". - Radström (Toyota): Finishes the stage without tires in two wheels. - Gómez (Seat): Puncture in the right tire.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Ev.IV        6:45,5
2 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Lancer Ev.IV        6:46,2
3 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        6:47,4
4 G.Panizzi/H.Panizzi           Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        6:48,0
5 P.Bugalski/J.Chiaroni         Citroen Xsara Kit        6:48,1

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Stage 17 Coll de Bracons 19,89km Start Time: 10:57 Notes:

- In a tight one-on-one with Makinen, Auriol won the Coll de Bracons stage with only a 5 hundreths of a second difference above the Finnish driver, who shortens distances with Loix in the struggle for the overall second place. Now he is only five hundredths of a second from the Belgian driver. Sainz finishes seventh at 5.8 seconds from Auriol. - Auriol (Toyota): Minor problems with the brakes that did not stop him from winning this stage. Doesn’t go through interior paths to avoid puncturing. - Sainz (Toyota): Has a broken left wing. In a bend, the mousse of the tire falls off. "We lost all options We will try new things with the car". - Thiry (Ford): Ends at more than 35 seconds from Auriol. Loses two places overall. He did the entire stage jolting, probably due to a broken valve. - Bugalski (Citroën): Very happy for being ahead of the Peugeots in the overall classification. - Panizzi (Peugeot): "I’m going pretty well. I slipped, but since I already knew how the road was, I did fine". - Lopes (Peugeot): Third top time at 3.4 seconds from Auriol.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        13:02,2
2 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Ev.IV        13:02,7
3 A.Lopes/L.Lisboa                  Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        13:05,6
4 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        13:06,6
5 G.Panizzi/H.Panizzi           Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        13:07,1

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Stage 18 La Fullaca - St. Hillari 21,98km Start Time: 12:43 Notes: - Sainz punctures and sustains some body damage - Thiry exits due to engine damage

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        14:08,3
2 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        14:13,3
3 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Ev.IV        14:14,9
4 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Lancer Ev.IV        14:16,1
5 C.Sainz/L.Moya                  Toyota Corolla WRC        14:16,8

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Stage 19 St. Feliu - Tossa 18,96km Start Time: 14:31 Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        12:18,5
9 F.Delecour/D.Grataloup        Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        12:18,8
6 P.Bugalski/J.Chiaroni         Citroen Xsara Kit        12:19,5
2 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        12:20,4
7 G.Panizzi/H.Panizzi           Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        12:22,4

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