RALLY SANREMO - Rally d'Italia (12-14 October)


1998 WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 11

1998 RALLYE SANREMO
Tuesday 13 October
COMMUNIQUE 3


MITSUBISHI EXTENDS FANTASTIC LEAD ON SANREMO RALLY


Team Mitsubishi Rallliart has strengthened its grip on the Italy's Sanremo Rally, the 11th round of the 1998 World Rally Championship, thanks to an outstanding performance from Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution driver Tommi Makinen, who has increased his lead on nearest rival Piero Liatti's home event. Strong support from Richard Burns in his Mitsubishi Carisma GT has also improved Mitsubishi's chances in the manufacturers' championship, after a fantastic battle with Colin McRae on Subaru.
This second leg has seen three major retirements : Didier Auriol after he crashed his Toyota, Juha Kankkunen who went off the road on his Ford and François Delecour forced to retire his Peugeot due to electronical problems.

Brilliant sunshine and warm conditions after a cool start drew vast crowds to the narrow, demanding stages around Aqui Terme. The Italians naturally reserve the loudest applause for their own drivers, but they appreciate good driving from any nationality and respond keenly to Makinen and Burns.

Makinen and fellow Finn Risto Mannisenmaki have driven near faultlessly in conditions that often penalised the first few cars, which had to clear dust from the road. The World Rally Champion has exploited the Lancer Evolution's superb balance and Michelin's latest tyres to the full, a spin on a tight corner on stage 15 being the only blemish."It has been very difficult today: the stages have been slippery and narrow. The car seems to be very good for these conditions, so I am just concentrating and going as fast as I can. I think our lead should be enough," he said.

British crew Burns and Robert Reid have rocketed through the field, climbing from 14th to seventh in just three stages, then moving up to fifth – a fine showing on their first attempt at this rally. Their Carisma GT has run perfectly."I'm pleased, because I'm not the most experienced Tarmac driver in the world and I think it says a lot for the car. The roads have suited me today more and I've tried to make up as much time as I can," he explained.

"It's been a very satisfactory day. Tommi's set fantastic times and has a comfortable if not impregnable lead. Richard has put in an impressive performance and could do better still tomorrow," said Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Team Manager Phil Short.

 


As usual, Mitsubishi is dominating the Group N production car category – the acid test for road car technology. Italians Gianluigi Galli and Mario Stagni hold first and second, with new World Champion Gustavo Trelles of Uruguay third."The Lancer Evolution has been a fantastic car for me. Winning the world championship for the third time shows it is good in all conditions," Trelles said.

The final leg, close to Sanremo, is the shortest of the three, with only six stages, totalling 106 kilometres, but it also includes the longest stages of the rally and is sure to prove a tough test.

 

SS 18 - PONZONE - 22.68 km - Tuesday 13 October

Times on Special Stage 18
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
17.21.5
2 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
17.35.4
3 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
17.36.8
4 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
17.43.5
5 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
17.48.4
6 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
17.51.2
7 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
17.51.7
8 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
17.55.7
9 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 18.05.4
10 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
18.05.5
1stN G.GALLI
G.D'AMORE
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA
18.58.6
2ndN M.STAGNI
R.PAGANONI
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA
19.13.8
3rdN SOTTILE
M.NARI
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA
19.39.3
 
Overall end of Leg 2
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
3.21.37.3
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
3.22.05.8
3 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
3.22.59.6
4 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
3.23.09.6
5 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
3.24.02.5
6 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
3.24.47.8
7 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 3.25.13.7
8 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
3.25.17.7
9 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
3.25.20.7
10 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
3.25.46.8
1stN G.GALLI
G.D'AMORE
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA
3.35.16.3
2ndN M.STAGNI
R.PAGANONI
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA
3.35.54.8
3rdN G.TRELLES
M.CHRISTIE
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
3.39.51.1

SS 17 - TURPINO - 24.45 km - Tuesday 13 October

Times on Special Stage 17
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
15.31.0
2 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
15.33.1
3 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
15.34.9
4 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
15.35.5
5 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 15.38.2
6 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
15.40.3
7 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
15.41.3
8 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
15.42.5
9 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
15.46.9
10 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
15.47.7
 
Overall after Special Stage 17
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
3.04.15.8
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
3.04.29.0
3 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
3.05.24.2
4 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
3.05.26.1
5 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
3.06.06.8
6 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
3.06.56.1
7 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 3.07.08.3
8 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
3.07.15.2
9 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
3.07.29.3
10 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
3.07.55.6

Francois Delecour (Peugeot) retired due to electronical problems.

SS 16 - TORRE DEL VENGORE - 11.91 km - Tuesday 13 October

Times on Special Stage 16
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
8.15.3
1 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
8.15.3
3 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
8.16.2
4 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
8.20.0
4 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
8.20.0
6 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
8.20.9
7 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 8.26.3
8 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
8.26.7
9 R.VERREYDT
JF.ELST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
8.27.3
10 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
8.27.4
 
Overall after Special Stage 16
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
2.48.44.8
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.48.54.1
3 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
2.49.45.8
4 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.49.51.1
5 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
2.50.31.3
6 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
2.51.08.4
7 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
2.51.28.3
8 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 2.51.30.1
9 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.51.46.8
10 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.52.14.3

SS 15 - MADONNA DELLA NEVE - 14.10km - Tuesday 13 October

Times on Special Stage 15
1 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
10.03.3
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
10.09.7
3 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
10.10.8
4 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
10.10.9
5 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
10.14.0
6 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
10.18.2
7 R.VERREYDT
JF.ELST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
10.18.6
8 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
10.21.7
9 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
10.22.0
10 A.AGHINI
L.ROGGIA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
10.26.5
 
Overall after Special Stage 15
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
2.40.29.5
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.40.34.1
3 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
2.41.24.9
4 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.41.34.9
5 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
2.42.11.3
6 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
2.42.41.0
7 F.DELECOUR
D.GRATALOUP
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
2.42.59.4
8 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
2.42.59.7
9 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 2.43.03.8
10 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.43.31.5

SS 14 - LOAZZOLO - 10.80km - Tuesday 13 October

Times on Special Stage 14
1 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
7.30.5
2 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
7.32.6
3 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
7.34.8
4 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
7.35.2
5 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
7.37.9
6 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
7.39.9
6 R.VERREYDT
JF.ELST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
7.39.9
8 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
7.41.9
9 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 7.42.8
10 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
7.45.9
 
Overall after Special Stage 14
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
2.30.07.8
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.30.24.4
3 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
2.31.10.9
4 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.31.31.6
5 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
2.32.00.5
6 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
2.32.22.8
7 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
2.32.24.0
8 F.DELECOUR
D.GRATALOUP
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
2.32.25.0
9 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 2.32.37.0
10 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.33.20.6

SS 13 - FONZONE - 22.68km - Tuesday 13 October

Times on Special Stage 13
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
17.39.3
2 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
17.46.9
3 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
17.50.8
4 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
17.51.5
5 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
17.55.8
6 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
17.57.1
7 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
18.08.1
8 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 18.08.8
9 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
18.11.8
10 F.DELECOUR
D.GRATALOUP
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
18.14.3
 
Overall after Special Stage 13
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
2.22.35.2
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.22.49.6
3 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
2.23.21.8
4 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.24.01.1
5 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
2.24.22.6
6 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
2.24.38.1
7 F.DELECOUR
D.GRATALOUP
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
2.24.38.8
8 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
2.24.40.9
9 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 2.24.55.0
10 A.AGHINI
L.ROGGIA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
2.25.36.9

J.Kankkunen (Ford) was forced to retire after a crash at the end of stage 12.

SS 12 - TURPINO - 24.45 km - Tuesday 13 October

Times on Special Stage 12
1 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
15.37.1
2 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
15.40.8
2 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
15.40.8
4 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
15.42.1
5 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
15.42.5
6 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
15.43.1
7 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
15.48.0
7 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
15.48.0
9 F.DELECOUR
D.GRATALOUP
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
15.49.4
10 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
15.50.4
 
Overall after Special Stage 12
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
2.04.55.9
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.04.58.8
3 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
2.05.30.3
4 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
2.06.05.5
5 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
2.06.14.2
6 F.DELECOUR
D.GRATALOUP
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
2.06.24.5
7 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
2.06.28.8
8 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
2.06.30.0
9 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 2.06.46.2
10 J.KANKKUNEN
J.REPO
FORD
ESCORT
2.07.03.2

SS 11 - TORRE DEL VENGORE - 11.91 km - Tuesday 13 October

Times on Special Stage 11
1 A.DALLAVILLA
D.FAPPANI
SUBARU
IMPREZA
8.22.9
2 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
8.23.1
2 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
8.23.1
4 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
8.24.9
4 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
8.24.9
6 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
8.25.3
7 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
8.29.6
8 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
8.30.2
9 G.DE MEVIUS
JM.FORTIN
SUBARU
IMPREZA
8.32.2
10 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
8.33.3
 
Overall after Special Stage 11
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
1.49.13.8
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
1.49.15.7
3 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
1.49.47.8
4 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
1.50.17.5
5 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
1.50.33.4
6 F.DELECOUR
D.GRATALOUP
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
1.50.35.1
7 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
1.50.46.0
8 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
1.50.52.9
9 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 1.50.55.2
10 J.KANKKUNEN
J.REPO
FORD
ESCORT
1.51.09.4

Didier Auriol (Toyota) went off the road and retired.

SS 10 - MADONNA DELLA NEVE - 14.10 km - Tuesday 13 October

Times on Special Stage 10
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
10.18.1
2 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
10.18.5
2 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
10.18.5
4 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
10.19.7
5 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
10.20.5
6 D.AURIOL
D.GIRAUDET
TOYOTA
COROLLA
10.26.1
7 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
10.26.6
8 R.VERREYDT
JF.ELST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
10.33.1
9 J.KANKKUNEN
J.REPO
FORD
ESCORT
10.33.4
10 A.AGHINI
L.ROGGIA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
10.34.9
 
Overall after Special Stage 10
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
1.40.48.5
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
1.40.50.8
3 D.AURIOL
D.GIRAUDET
TOYOTA
COROLLA
1.41.16.7
4 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
1.41.22.9
5 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
1.41.47.9
6 F.DELECOUR
D.GRATALOUP
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
1.41.57.7
7 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
1.42.10.3
8 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 1.42.20.9
9 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
1.42.22.7
10 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
1.42.22.9

SS 9 - LOAZZOLO - 10.80 km - Tuesday 13 October

Times on Special Stage 9
1 R. BURNS
R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
7.40.7
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
7.41.8
3 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
7.43.6
4 D.AURIOL
D.GIRAUDET
TOYOTA
COROLLA
7.43.9
5 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
7.44.8
6 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
7.46.1
7 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
7.48.6
8 A.NAVARRA
R.CASAZZA
SUBARU
IMPREZA
7.50.8
9 J.KANKKUNEN
J.REPO
FORD
ESCORT
7.52.3
10 A.AGHINI
L.ROGGIA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
7.52.5
 
Overall after Special Stage 9
1 T.MAKINEN
R.MANNISENMAKI
MITSUBISHI
LANCER
1.30.30.4
2 P.LIATTI
F.PONS
SUBARU
IMPREZA
1.30.31.1
3 D.AURIOL
D.GIRAUDET
TOYOTA
COROLLA
1.30.50.6
4 C.SAINZ
L.MOYA
TOYOTA
COROLLA
1.31.02.4
5 F.DELECOUR
D.GRATALOUP
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
1.31.18.8
6 B.THIRY
S.PREVOT
FORD
ESCORT
1.31.21.3
7 P.BUGALSKI
JP.CHIARONI
CITROEN XSARA 1.31.41.2
8 G.PANIZZI
H.PANIZZI
PEUGEOT 306
MAXI
1.31.44.5
9 C.MCRAE
N.GRIST
SUBARU
IMPREZA
1.31.51.8
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J.REPO
FORD
ESCORT
1.31.51.8
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R. REID
MITSUBISHI
CARISMA GT
1.32.04.4




 

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