NESTE RALLY FINLAND (21-23 AUGUST)


1998 WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 10

 


1998 NESTE RALLY FINLAND
Sunday 22 August
LEG 3 - 424.79 km - 6 SS - 99.44 km
COMMUNIQUE N 4


MITSUBISHI TAKES BRILLIANT VICTORY IN RALLY FINLAND


Team Mitsubishi Ralliart established a new record by winning the Rally Finland for the fourth year running, thanks to Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution driver Tommi Makinen. It was a historic weekend for Makinen as well, as he became the first driver to win a World Championship rally five times in a row. His success on the 10th round of the 1998 World Rally Championship also promoted him to second place in the points table. To complete a triumphant weekend for Team Mitsubishi Ralliart, British driver Richard Burns finished fifth in his Mitsubishi Carisma GT and Uruguay’s Gustavo Trelles won the Group N production class in his Mitsubishi Lancer.

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FINAL OVERALL CLASSIFICATION

1.T.MAKINEN/R.MANNISENMAKI FIN/FIN MITSUBISHI LANCER 3.16.56.1
2.C.SAINZ/L.MOYA E/E TOYOTA COROLLA 3.17.31.7
3.J.KANKKUNEN/J.REPO FIN/FIN FORD ESCORT 3.17.41.3
4.D.AURIOL/D.GIRAUDET F/F TOYOTA COROLLA 3.19.25.3  
5.R.BURNS/R.REID GB/GB MITSUBISHI CARISMA GT 3.19.52.9  
6.T.RADSTROM/G.BARTH S/S TOYOTA COROLLA 3.20.07.0  
7.M.GRONHOLM/T.RAUTIAINEN FIN/FIN TOYOTA COROLLA 3.21.02.0  
8.J.KYTOLEHTO/A.KAPANEN FIN/FIN SUBARU IMPREZA 3.23.46.4
9.P.HAGSTROM/T.GARDEMEISTER FIN/FIN TOYOTA CELICA 3.28.11.4
10.B.THIRY/S.PREVOT B/B FORD ESCORT 3.30.05.5  
16.G.TRELLES/M.CHRISTIE ROU/RA MITSUBISHI LANCER 3.41.45.7  
20.L.CLIMENT/A.ROMANI E/E MITSUBISHI CARISMA GT 3.46.50.5  
21.P.WALFRIDSSON/U.MATTSON S/S MITSUBISHI LANCER 3.50.10.0  


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

 

 

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