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1998 WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2
THE INTERNATIONAL SWEDISH RALLY (5-8 FEB)


TEAM MITSUBISHI RALLIART WINS SWEDISH RALLY


Team Mitsubishi Ralliart scored its fourth victory on the Swedish Rally thanks to a briliant performance from double World Rally Champion Tommi Makinen, driving a Lancer Evolution. Makinen’s victory on the second round of the 1998 World Rally Championship has re-asserted his claim for a record third successive world title for Mitsubishi and was backed up by another crushing success in the Group N production car class, with Carisma GTs and Lancer Evolutions sweeping the top places.

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FINAL OVERALL CLASSIFICATION

1.T.MAKINEN/R.MANNISENMAKI FIN/FIN MITSUBISHI LANCER 3.32.51.6 Gr-A
2.C.SAINZ/L.MOYA E/E TOYOTA COROLLA 3.33.43.2 Gr-A
3.J.KANKKUNEN /J.REPO FIN/FIN FORD ESCORT 3.33.50.4 Gr-A
4.K.ERIKSSON/S.PARMANDER S/S SUBARU IMPREZA 3.35.23.3 Gr-A
5.M.GRONHOLM/T.RAUTIAINEN FIN/FIN TOYOTA CELICA 3.36.21.5 Gr-A
6.D.AURIOL/D.GIRAUDET F/F TOYOTA COROLLA 3.37.09.8 Gr-A
7.U.NITTEL/T.THORNER D/S MITSUBISHI CARISMA GT 3.37.35.2 Gr-A
8.B.THIRY/S.PREVOT B/B FORD ESCORT 3.38.59.1 Gr-A
9.P.LIATTI/F.PONS I/I SUBARU IMPREZA 3.40.38.5 Gr-A
10.M.JONSSON/J.JOHANSSON S/S FORD ESCORT 3.41.05.5 Gr-A
13.S.WALFRIDSON/G.BARTH S/S MITSUBISHI LANCER 3.43.29.8 1stGr-N
14.K.BACKLUND/T.ANDERSSON S/S MITSUBISHI LANCER 3.43.39.8 2ndGr-N
15.R.BURNS/R.REID GB/GB MITSUBISHI CARISMA GT 3.43.53.1 Gr-A
17.J.KANGAS/J.LAKKSONEN FIN/FIN MITSUBISHI CARISMA GT 3.48.28.8 3rdGr-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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