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1998 WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 5
Rallye MoviStar Catalunya-Costa Brava
Rallye de Espana (20 - 22 April)

 



1998 RALLYE CATALUNYA-COSTA BRAVA
Wednesday 22nd April
LEG 3 - 367.40 km - 6 SS 106.26 km
COMMUNIQUE N 4


MITSUBISHI LANCER AND CARISMA GT KEEP WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD
AND WIN 1-2-3 IN GROUP N IN CATALUNYA RALLY


Team Mitsubishi Ralliart’s new Lancer Evolution and Carisma GT made a fine start to their rally career with third and fourth places on the fifth round of the 1998 World Rally Championship, Spain’s Catalunya Rally. Strong performances from Tommi Makinen, Richard Burns and Uwe Nittel have given Mitsubishi a clear lead in the World Championship for Manufacturers, while Burns holds second place in the drivers’ title race. Mitsubishi not only brought three cars into the top 10 places, but took the top three positions in the Group N production class.


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FINAL OVERALL CLASSIFICATION

1. D.AURIOL/D.GIRAUDET F/F TOYOTA COROLLA 4.18.36.9 Gr-A
2.F.LOIX/S.SMEETS B/B TOYOTA COROLLA 4.19.30.3 Gr-A
3.T.MAKINEN/R.MANNISENMAKI FIN/FIN MITSUBISHI LANCER 4.19.46.3 Gr-A
4.R.BURNS/R.REID GB/GB MITSUBISHI CARISMA GT 4.20.10.4 Gr-A
5.P.BUGALSKI/JP.CHIARONI F/F CITROEN XSARA 4.20.28.3 Gr-A
6.G.PANIZZI/H.PANIZZI F/F PEUGEOT 306 MAXI 4.20.44.0 Gr-A
7.C.SAINZ/L.MOYA E/E TOYOTA COROLLA 4.21.05.7 Gr-A
8.F.DELECOUR/D.GRATALOUP F/F PEUGEOT 306 MAXI 4.21.24.6 Gr-A
9.U.NITTEL/T.THORNER D/S MITSUBISHI CARISMA GT 4.22.45.6 Gr-A
10.R.MADEIRA/N.DA SILVA P/P TOYOTA COROLLA 4.25.24.5 Gr-A
20.G.TRELLES/M.CHRISTIE ROU/RA MITSUBISHI LANCER 4.41.04.7 Gr-N
23.M.STOHL/P.MULLER A/A MITSUBISHI LANCER 4.50.04.5 Gr-N
24.G.MENDEZ/C.VILLETE ROU/ROU MITSUBISHI LANCER 4.51.03.7 Gr-N
Nationality:
A=Austria/ AUS=Australia/ AND=Andorra/ E=Spain/ CZ=Czech Republic/ D=Germany/ F=France/ FIN=Finland/ GB=Great Britain/ GR=Greece/ J=Japan/ MAL=Malaysia/ NZ=New Zealand// RA=Argentine/ RI=Indonesia/ ROU=Uruguay/ S=Sweden/ T=Thailand/

 

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