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TAP Rallye De Portugal - End of Leg 1

31st TAP Rallye De Portugal 98 Official Site: http://www.tap-rallyedeportugal.pt/iindex.html End of Leg 1 Contents: Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 1 Headlines Today's Timetable, Monday 23rd Mar - Leg 1 Stage Winners Stage...

31st TAP Rallye De Portugal 98 Official Site: http://www.tap-rallyedeportugal.pt/iindex.html

End of Leg 1

Contents:

Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 1 Headlines Today's Timetable, Monday 23rd Mar - Leg 1 Stage Winners Stage results - stages 2-10 Tomorrow's Timetable, Monday 24th March - Leg 2 Reference Sites and further information

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Unofficial top 10 results at the end of Leg 1

1 C.McRae/N.Grist GB/GB Subaru Impreza 1:33.25,5 2 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo FIN/FIN Ford Escort 1:34.09,7 3 C.Sainz/L.Moya E/E Toyota Corolla 1:34.15,1 4 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki FIN/FI Mitsubishi Lancer 1:34.21,0 5 F.Loix/S.Smeets B/B Toyota Corolla 1:34.37,1 6 R.Burns/R.Reid GB/GB Mit Carisma GT 1:34,39,0 7 P.Liatti/F.Pons I/I Subaru Impreza 1:34.46,4 8 T.Radstrom/L.Backman S/S Toyota Corolla 1:35.02,6 9 A.Vatanen/F.Gallagher SF/GB Ford Escort 1:35.28,7 10 D.De Mevius/J.M.Fortin B/B Subaru Impreza 1:35.59,4

Formula 2 15 A.Lopez/L.Lisboa P/P Peugot 306 1:39.52,5 16 H.Rovanpera/R.Pietilainen SF Seat Ibiza 1:40.05,6 21 O.Gomez/M.Marti E/E Seat Ibiza 1:46.18,1

Group N 18 M.Sthol/P.Muller A/A Mit Lancer Evo III 1:42.28,8 19 L.Climent/A.Romani E/ Mit Lancer Evo III 1:42.54,2 20 G.Trelles/M.Christie ROU/RA Mit Lancer Evo IV 1:43.15,0

Full Results: http://www.tap-rallyedeportugal.pt/i_res/ires.html -----------------------------------------------------------

Headlines - four different teams/cars in the top four places: Subaru; Ford; Toyota; Mitsubishi

- McRae dominates, winning 6 of the days 9 stages - Auriol has experienced gear selection problems all day losing a lot of time. The gearbox was not able to be changed until the end of this Leg and he has been without third gear. - Gronholm lost 8 minutes after a wheel broke in two and the wheel nuts wouldn't come off due to a fire from the tyre rubbing against the body. - Kenneth Eriksson in the Hyundai Coupe exits the rally after SS5 as a result of overheating/split water hose - Peugots lead F2 ahead of the Seats

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Monday 23rd March - Leg 1

LEG 1 : MATOSINHOS-LIXA-VISEU

05:00 Start from Matosinhos 06:31 SS2 S. Quiteria 1 9.02kms 07:08 SS3 Fafe/Lameirinha 1 15.18kms 07:32 SS4 Luilhas 1 10.53kms 08:57 SS5 Vizo-Celorici de Basto 1 11.79kms 12:28 SS6 Sever do Vouga 14.73kms 13:41 SS7 Ladario-Oliveira Frades 11.22kms 15:19 SS8 Viseu 22.42kms 17:27 SS9 Mortazel 1 18.74kms 18:00 SS10 Mortagua 1 17.15kms 20.19 Arrival in Viseu Total kilometres: 756.49 Competitive km: 134.66

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Stage Winners

SS2 - McRae, SS3 - Gronholm, SS4 - McRae, SS5 - McRae, SS6 - McRae, SS7 - McRae, SS8 - Kankkunen, SS9 - Loix, SS10 - McRae

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Stage 2, S. Quiteria 1 9.02kms Start Time: 06:31 Notes: - Auriol: Problems with the joystick, the sequetial gearshift lever that is unfastened. - Nittel: spun. - Eriksson (Hyundai): Engine overheated. Winners Av Speed: 86.20kph

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 M.Gronholm/T.Rauiainen SF/SF Toyota Corolla 6:16,7 2 C.McRae/N.Grist GB/GB Subaru Impreza 6:21,0 3 D.Auriol/D.Giraudet F/F Toyota Corolla 6:21,8 4 F.Loix/S.Smeets B/B Toyota Corolla 6:22,1 5 C.Sainz/L.Moya E/E Toyota Corolla 6:22,5

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Stage 3, Fafe/Lameirinha 1 15.18kms Start Time: 07:08 Notes: - Auriol: gear selection problems. Winners Av Speed: 89.76kph

Stage Pos | Driver | Car | Stage Time

1 C.McRae/N.Grist GB/GB Subaru Impreza 10:08,8 2 J.Kankkunen/J.Repo FIN/FIN Ford Escort 10:17,8 3 D.De Mevius/J.M.Fortin B/B Subaru Impreza 10:19,6 4 T.Makinen/R.Mannisenmaki FIN/FI Mitsubishi Lancer 10:20,0 5 C.Sainz/L.Moya E/E Toyota Corolla 10:20,6

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Stage 4, Luilhas 1 10.53kms Start Time: 07:32 Notes: - Gr

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