SS20 info

From Chris Biewer [ 10/05/2003 ].
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RA SS20

2003 RA, SS20 Action

  • Stage:Capilla del Monte 2
  • Stage info: This is a repeat of the first stage of the day, SS14. Drama is nothing new for Campilla del Monte, back in 2000, when it was the first proper stage of the rally, Francois Delecour had an onboard fire caused by the power steering while both Subaru’s (Burns and Kankkunen) suffered overheating problems. It is a stage of quite strange layout as well. Starting alongside a lake, the altitude stays level for most of the stage, but the last 6km turn into a steep down hill section with an altitude difference of 350m. It should also be a test for navigators as many crests and jumps are straight followed by curves in this generally fast stage.
  • Distance: 23.02km
  • Record: Stage record 2001: Colin Mc Rae, Ford Focus RS, 17m09.1s – fastest in SS14 earlier today: EXAMPLE: Sebastian Loeb, Citroen Xsara WRC, 7m19.1s

Action info:

  • Incidents: What a bad night for Citroen. Sainz loses his lead before the stage because of a check in error by his navigator, next Sebastien Loeb crashed out of 4th place.
  • Performances:What a stunner by Marcus Grönholm! fter his off yesterday, starting leg2 down in 6th place, with a stunning time in today's last stage he now is in 2nd, only 15.2s off the lead!.
  • Stage winner:Marcus Grönholm, Peugeot 206 WRC Evo3, 17m06.5/li>

Pos

Prev

Driver

Num.

Car

Time/Difference

1

2

M. Märtin EE

#4

Ford Focus RS 03

3h01m02.6s

2

4

M. Grönholm FIN

#1

Peugeot 206 WRC Evo3

15.2s

3

1

C. Sainz E

#19

Citroen Xsara T4

23.3s

4

3

R. Burns GB

#2

Peugeot 206 WRC Evo3

26.6s

5

6

H. Rovanperä FIN

#3

Peugeot 206 WRC Evo3

1m21.4s

6

7

P. Solberg N

#7

Subaru Impreza WRC03

2m49.3s

7

8

F. Duval

#5

Ford Focus RS 03

4m22.8s

8

9

A. Schwarz D

#10

Hyundai Accent WRC3

5m09.8s

9

10

D. Auriol F

#14

Skoda Octavia WRC Evo3

5m25.3

10

11

T. Gardemeister FIN

#15

Skoda Octavia WRC Evo3

6m02.9s

Stay tuned for results from the next stage.