API RALLY AUSTRALIA (5-8 November)

1998 WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 12
1998 ASIA PACIFIC RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 5


 


1998 API RALLY AUSTRALIA
Sunday 8 November
LEG 3 - 237.28km, 5 SS - 108.87km
COMMUNIQUE 4

MITSUBISHI WINS RALLY AUSTRALIA

Team Mitsubishi Ralliart won the Rally Australia, the penultimate round of the 1998 World Rally Championship thanks to a superb performance from Tommi Makinen in his Winfield-backed Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Reigning World Champion Makinen is now leading the World Rally Championship and poised to win the title for the third year running.


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FINAL OVERALL CLASSIFICATION

       
1.T.MAKINEN/R.MANNISENMAKI FIN/FIN MITSUBISHI LANCER 3.52.48.7
2.C.SAINZ/L.MOYA E/E TOYOTA COROLLA 3.53.05.2
3.D.AURIOL/D.GIRAUDET F/F TOYOTA COROLLA 3.53.13.7
4.C.McRAE/N.GRIST GB/GB SUBARU IMPREZA 3.53.20.3
5.J.KANKKUNEN/J.REPO FIN/FIN FORD ESCORT 3.53.44.8
6.F.LOIX/S.SMEETS B/B TOYOTA COROLLA 3.56.42.9
7.B.THIRY/S.PREVOT B/B FORD ESCORT 3.57.03.6
8.P.BOURNE/C.VINCENT NZ/NZ SUBARU IMPREZA 3.59.30.2
9.S.LINDHOLM/J.AHO FIN/FIN FORD ESCORT 4.02.50.1
10.E.ORDYNSKI/M.STACEY AUS/AUS MITSUBISHI LANCER 4.04.15.3
13.Y.FUJIMOTO/T.SIRCOMBE J/NZ TOYOTA COROLLA 4.06.09.8
14.Y.KATAOKA/S.HAYASHI J/J MITSUBISHI LANCER 4.06.29.0
15.M.GUEST/D.GREEN AUS/AUS SUBARU IMPREZA 1st Gr.N 4.11.09.0
16.G.TRELLES/M.CHRISTIE ROU/RA MITSUBISHI LANCER 2nd Gr.N 4.11.40.5
18.J.RECALDE/J.DEL BUONO RA/RA MITSUBISHI LANCER 3rd Gr.N 4.16.32.8
21.M.STOHL/P.MULLER A/A MITSUBISHI CARISMA GT 4th Gr.N 4.17.10.9
       
MICHELIN - MITSUBISHI OIL - ENKEI - NGK - OHLINS - OMP
PIAA - PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND - SABELT


1998 API RALLY AUSTRALIA


STATISTICS

Dates
: 5 - 8 November 1998
Length : 1408.22 kms
Total SS: 404.69 kms on 24 special stages

Entries : 94 (52 Group A + 42 Group N)

Starters : 92 (50 Group A + 42 Group N)

Makes : Daihatsu 6, Ford 3, Honda 2, Hyundai 8, KIA 1, Mazda 1,
Mercedes 1, Mitsubishi 23, Nissa n 1, Proton 1, Renault 1, Seat 5,
Subaru 22, Suzuki 4, Toyota 12, Volkswagen 2

Nations (first drivers) : Austria 2, Australia 40, Belgium 3, Germany 1,
Spain 2, France 1, Finland 5, Great Britain 5, Italy 2, Japan 16, Monaco 1,
New Zealand 4, Oman 1, Argentina 1, Indonesia 1, Uruguay 2, Sweden 1,
Saudi Arabia 1, Turkey 2, Taiwan 1

Stage winners : Makinen 8, Burns 7, McRae 4, Auriol 3, Sainz 3, Kankkunen 1

Rally leaders : Makinen & Auriol 1, Sainz & Kankkunen 2, Burns 3, Auriol 4,
Burns 5 -14, Sainz 15 - 21, McRae 22, Makinen 23 - 24

1998 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
TEAM MITSUBISHI RALLIART RESULTS

1998 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Gr. A Gr. N
Round 1 MONTE CARLO RALLY
18 - 21 January
R. Burns
U. Nittel
5th
7th
M. Stohl
15th overall
1st
Round 2 INTERNATIONAL SWEDISH RALLY
5 - 8 February
T. Mäkinen 1st S.O. Walfridson
13th overall
1st
Round 3 SAFARI RALLY KENYA
27 February - 2 March
R. Burns 1st L. Climent
7th overall
1st
Round 4 TAP RALLYE DE PORTUGAL
22 - 25 March
R. Burns 4th G. Trelles
16th overall
1st
Round 5 RALLYE CATALUNYA COSTA BRAVA
20 - 22 April
T. Mäkinen
R. Burns
3rd
4th
G. Trelles
20th overall
1st
Round 6 RALLYE DE FRANCE - TOUR DE CORSE
3 - 6 May
Retired   M. Stohl
20th overall
1st
Round 7 RALLY OF ARGENTINA
20 - 23 May
T. Mäkinen
R. Burns
1st
4th
G. Trelles
9th overall
1st
Round 8 ACROPOLIS RALLY
6 - 9 June
Retired   G. Trelles
17th overall
1st
Round 9 RALLY NEW ZEALAND
24 - 27 July
T. Mäkinen
R. Burns
3rd
9th
G. Trelles
14th overall
2nd
Round 10 NESTE RALLY FINLAND
21 - 23 August
T. Mäkinen
R. Burns
1st
5th
G. Trelles
16th overall
1st
Round 11 RALLYE SANREMO - RALLYE D'ITALIA
12 - 14 October
T. Mäkinen
R. Burns
1st
7th
G. Galli
19th overall
1st
Round 12 API RALLY AUSTRALIA
5 - 8 November
T. Mäkinen 1st G. Trelles
16th overall
2nd

POINTS STANDING (After API Rally Australia)
For Drivers
1 T. Mäkinen a58a Mitsubishia
2 C. Sainz 56 Toyota
3 C. McRae 45 Subaru
4 D.Auriol 34 Toyota
5 J. Kankkunena 33 Ford
6 R. Burns 23 Mitsubishi
7 P. Liatti 17 Subaru
8 F. Loix 13 Toyota
9 A. Vatanen 6 Ford
9 F. Delecour 6 Peugeot
9 G. Panizzi 6 Peugeot
12 B.Thiry 4 Ford
13 K.Eriksson 3 Subaru
 
For Manufacturers
1 Toyota a85a  
2 Mitsubishi 81  
3 Subaru 65  
4 Ford 43  
 
Cup for Drivers of Production Carsaa
1 G. Trelles 94 Mitsubishi
2 M. Stohl 58 Mitsubishi
3 L. Climent 37 Mitsubishi
4 M. Guest 26 Subaru
5 H. Al Wahaibi 19 Mitsubishi
6 G. Mendez 5 Mitsubishi
6 J. Recalde 5 Mitsubishi


MICHELIN - MITSUBISHI OIL - ENKEI - NGK - OHLINS - OMP
PIAA - PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND - SABELT



 

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