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34th Rallye Catalunya (Spain) Official Site: http://www.racc.es/rallye/rallye.htm End of Leg 2 Contents: Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 2 Headlines Today's Timetable, Tuesday 21st April - Leg 2 Stage Winners Stage results -...

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

End of Leg 2

Contents:

Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 2 Headlines Today's Timetable, Tuesday 21st April - Leg 2 Stage Winners Stage results - stages 8-13 Tomorrow's Timetable, Wednesday 22nd April - Leg 3 Reference Sites and further information

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Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 2

1 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        3:10:01,9
2 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        3:10:43,5
3 C.Sainz/L.Moya                  Toyota Corolla WRC        3:11:00,9
4 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Ev.IV        3:11:01,2
5 R.Burns/R.Reid                Mit Lancer Ev.IV        3:11:06,6
6 P.Bugalski/J.Chiaroni         Citroen Xsara Kit        3:11:09,0
7 G.Panizzi/H.Panizzi           Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        3:11,26,0
8 B.Thiry/S.Prevot                  Ford Escort WRC         3:11:43,1
9 F.Delecour/D.Grataloup        Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        3:11:54,6
10 C.McRae/N.Grist                  Subaru Impreza          3:12:14,8

Formula 2

6 P.Bugalski/J.Chiaroni         Citroen Xsara Kit        3:11:09,0
7 G.Panizzi/H.Panizzi           Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        3:11,26,0
9 F.Delecour/D.Grataloup        Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        3:11:54,6

Group N

23 G.Trelles/M.Christie          Mit Lancer Ev.V         3:26:03,7
26 R.Sanchez/E.Galindo          Subaru Impreza 98         3:34:11,7
27 M.Stohl/P.Muller             Mit Lancer Ev.III         3:34:20,2

Full Results: http://www.racc.es/rallye/online/13.html

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Headlines - disappointment as Jesus Puras (Citroen) retires due to engine failure on the first stage of Leg 2. Puras was second outright after Leg 1 - the Toyota Corollas continue their excellent performance and are running 1st, 2nd and 3rd. - Liatti retires due to engine/turbo failure. He has been plagued with turbo problems throughout the event. - Gonholm retires after hittin a rock and damaging suspension - Carlos Sainz had a much better day on his home event and lies in third. - tyre performance and punctures are proving critical as expected - Auriol has the advantage of being the first on the road and therefore avoiding much of the dirt flicked up by other cars. - both Fords experienced brake problems

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Tuesday April 21

LEG 2 : 07.15 Start from Lloret de Mar

Stage Place Time km

SS 8   La Riba                  10:09   32,72
SS 9   Prades                   11:13   13,77
SS 10  El Priorat               12:18   20,67
SS 11  Sta. Marina              13:09   27,47
SS 12  La Figuera - Escaladei   15:04   45,57
SS 13  La Riba                  16:52   32,72

Total Leg 2 Competitive 172,92km

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Stage Winners

SS8 - Loix, SS9 - Panizzi, SS10 - Auriol, SS11 - Bugalski, SS12 - Auriol, SS13 - Loix

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Stage 8 La Riba 32,72km Start Time: 10:09 Notes: - Puras (Citroën): Stopped in the middle of the stage. He spills oil on the road because of a hole in his sump. Puras’ incident causes problems to the rest of the drivers due to the oil on the tarmac. - Liatti (Subaru): Problems with the turbo: needs more power. - Loix (Toyota): Very satisfied. Raced toughly through the entire stage. - Auriol (Toyota): A very tough stage for the tires. - Panizzi (Peugeot): "Very difficult stage, but I went pretty fast". - Bugalski (Citroën): "I didn’t run too well. I couldn’t concentrate on the stage because of the oil spilled by Puras. The road was very slippery". - Sainz (Toyota): "The car went much better than yesterday". - Climent (Renault):He worn the tires out. - Kankkunen (Ford): Blocked brakes during part of the stage. He went at his own pace.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        20:40,6
1 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Ev.IV        20:40,6
3 C.Sainz/L.Moya                  Toyota Corolla WRC        20:42,2
4 F.Delecour/D.Grataloup        Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        20:43,0
5 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        20:44,5

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Stage 9 Prades 13,77km Start Time: 11:13 Notes: - Panizzi (Peugeot): "It has been a good stage, but it was a bit slippery". - Loix (Toyota): "The car goes fine and I’m satisfied". - Auriol (Toyota): "It has been a difficult stage, with a very slippery firm. I could have made a better time. The car skidded several times". - Burns (Mitsubishi): "Everything is going fine. The last part of the stage is very fast and I really liked it. I’m really enjoying this rally". - Bugalski (Citroën): "The car span at the back". He will have to modify the setup. - Kankkunen (Ford): "This is not going right. I have too many problems". - Liatti (Subaru): Upset. Continues having problems with the turbo. - McRae (Subaru): "I know perfectly how the day is going: wrong" - Grönholm (Toyota): Stopped between controls 5 and 6 due to a breakdown. - Sainz (Toyota): "Better than yesterday, but not fully satisfied. We will try to increase the suspension. In this stage I almost went off the track again.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 G.Panizzi/H.Panizzi           Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        8:25,2
2 F.Delecour/D.Grataloup        Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        8:25,4
3 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        8:28,1
4 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        8:28,2
4 C.Sainz/L.Moya                  Toyota Corolla WRC        8:28,2

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Stage 10 El Priorat 20,67km Start Time: 12:18 Notes: - Auriol (Toyota): "I drove well, although I had not run in this stage since 1995". - Loix (Toyota): "The road was very dirty. The tires were at their limit". - Sainz (Toyota): "The car arrived well, although in the final part there was a lot of dirt on the bends". - Burns (Mitsubishi): "Auriol has the advantage of being first and doesn’t find gravel on the road". - McRae (Subaru): Very upset. Doesn’t want to make any declarations. - Kankkunen and Thiry (Ford): Problems with the brakes.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        14:42,9
2 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        14:45,5
3 C.Sainz/L.Moya                  Toyota Corolla WRC        14:51,1
4 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Ev.IV        14:51,4
5 P.Bugalski/J.Chiaroni         Citroen Xsara Kit        14:52,1

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Stage 11 Sta. Marina 27,47km Start Time: 13:09 Notes: - Liatti (Subaru) has recovered and finished third. - Bugalski (Citroën): I really liked it. I could have fought more because the tires have endured very well". - Liatti (Subaru): "The engine works a lot better". - Auriol (Toyota): Keeps the pace and shows no problems. "It has been a very nice stage, but not easy at all because in the training sessions, we could only go by three times". - Burns (Mitsubishi): "It’s been a difficult stage, especially in the middle part. I’m very tired and I’m beginning to feel the heat". - Nittel (Mitsubishi): "My tires are very worn out and I cannot attack". - Thiry (Ford): Has problems with the brakes which he’ll try to solve in the Tivissa service park. - Climent (Renault): "I had tire problems all morning long. We don’t have harder tires, so we lose a lot of time".

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 P.Bugalski/J.Chiaroni         Citroen Xsara Kit        17:09,7
2 F.Delecour/D.Grataloup        Peugeot 306 S16 Kit        17:11,9
3 P.Liatti/F.Pons                Subaru Impreza          17:14,0
4 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        17:15,2
5 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        17:17,3

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Stage 12 La Figuera - Escaladei 45,57km Start Time: 15:04 Notes: - Liatti (Subaru): Retires due to a breakdown. His vehicle didn’t work during the entire rally. - Auriol (Toyota): "Very difficult for the tires. This stage will set the differences in the classification". - Bugalski (Citroën):"I’m very happy. The car and the wheels have resisted very well". - Sainz (Toyota): "It’s a shame that we punctured, since that made us lose time. But we didn’t do that bad. Our goal is still to chase Auriol" - Loix (Toyota): "The car and the tires have held through very well. I made a good time that will let me keep the second position in the overall classification". - McRae (Subaru): Arrived to the finish line without the tire of the front right wheel. - Climent (Renault): Could not finish the stage. He had a strong blow in the front right side of the car and lost one of his wheels.

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        29:05,3
2 P.Bugalski/J.Chiaroni         Citroen Xsara Kit        29:10,1
3 C.Sainz/L.Moya                  Toyota Corolla WRC        29:10,8
4 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Ev.IV        29:12,2
5 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        29:14,2

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Stage 13 La Riba 32,72km Start Time: 16:52 Notes:

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

7 F.Loix/S.Smeets                  Toyota Corolla WRC        1:19:40,9
9 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki        Mit Lancer Ev.IV        1:19:51,9
1 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet           Toyota Corolla WRC        1:19:03,8
8 C.Sainz/L.Moya                  Toyota Corolla WRC        1:19:48,0
10 C.McRae/N.Grist                Subaru Impreza 555        1:20:04,8

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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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Series WRC
Drivers Carlos Sainz , Jesus Puras
Teams Citroën World Rally Team