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Sun April 21, 2002

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Final Overall Results - Peugeot Again @ 02:30 PM - 1. M GRÖNHOLM 2. R BURNS +0:00:56.8 3. T MÄKINEN +0:00:59.0 4. H ROVANPERÄ +0:01:18.7 5. P SOLBERG +0:02:17.9 6. C MCRAE +0:02:45.5 7. A SCHWARZ +0:02:47.4 8. M MÄRTIN +0:04:22.6 9. K ERIKSSON +0:07:17.7 10. G PANIZZI +0:08:12.2

WRC Colin Rolls Again! @ 12:53 AM - Amazing, Colin McRae (Ford) rolled again in SS18 and is continuing.

WRC Colins Win Chance Ruined? @ 09:32 AM - Each of the Ford's, McRae, Martin, Sainz & Tuohino, have power steering failure! There is a service before the next three and final stages, however.

WRC Incredible - it's roll-mania! @ 09:32 AM - There are reports that Petter Solberg has rolled in the stage on SS17 - incredible events on this last day. No further details as yet.

WRC 3 Stages to Go - It's Close! @ 09:22 AM - Marcus leads just, third to fifth are VERY close and 6th to 8th could have a battle on their hands as well :) Overall after SS16: 1. M GRÖNHOLM 2. C MCRAE +0:00:05.5 3. T MÄKINEN +0:01:19.6 4. R BURNS +0:01:27.2 5. H ROVANPERÄ +0:01:34.9 6. P SOLBERG +0:02:33.6 7. A SCHWARZ +0:02:43.0s 8. M MÄRTIN +0:02:43.5 9. K ERIKSSON +0:04:38.2 10. TUOHINO +0:07:12.7

WRC Colin Rolls on SS16 @ 09:17 AM - It's unclear if he is continuing, but Marcus Gronholm now leads the event by 5.5 seconds.

WRC McRae Maintains Lead - SS15 @ 09:10 AM - 1. C MCRAE 2. M GRÖNHOLM +0:00:13.6 3. T MÄKINEN +0:01:36.2 4. R BURNS +0:01:42.1 5. H ROVANPERÄ +0:01:51.2 6. M MÄRTIN +0:02:06.3 7. P SOLBERG +0:02:40.6 8. A SCHWARZ +0:02:47.6s 9. K ERIKSSON +0:02:51.3 10. TUOHINO +0:06:32.7

WRC Drama on SS16 for Ford @ 09:05 AM - Colin McRae has dramatically rolled in the stage, losing time to trail new rally leader Marcus Gronholm by 5 seconds - possibly due to power steering failure. Markko Martin also rolled on the test but continued, and Carlos Sainz lost power steering. Markko's problem puts Petter into the points.

Sat April 20, 2002

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Positions at end of day 2 @ 03:51 PM - 1. C MCRAE   2. M GRÖNHOLM +0:00:26.2   3. T MÄKINEN +0:01:44.8 4. R BURNS +0:01:55.1 5. H ROVANPERÄ +0:02:04.9   6. M MÄRTIN +0:02:13.4   7. K ERIKSSON +0:02:37.1   8. P SOLBERG +0:02:40.6   9. A SCHWARZ +0:02:45.9s   10. M STOHL +0:05:55.6

WRC Trouble on SS12 @ 12:27 AM - Francois Delecour lost over 6 minutes on SS12 due to problems with his wipers in the heavy rain. Toni Gardemeister lost over 10 minutes with an as yet unknown problem. Alister McRae stopped with no drive.

WRC Makinen storms into third @ 08:17 AM - Results after SS9 ... 1 C.McRAE ... 2 M.GRONHOLM +1.9 ... 3 T.MAKINEN +26.4 ... 4 M.MARTIN +49.3 ... 5 H.ROVANPERA +1.04.7 ... 6 R.BURNS +1.15.3 ... 7 K.ERIKSSON +1.31.2 ... 8 F.LOIX +1.47.1

WRC Ford Showing Strength @ 07:57 AM - Ford 1-2 On SS8 times: 1. C McRae 2. M Gronholm +8.4s 3. M Martin +32.2 4. F Duval +42.4s 5. T Makinen +47.3s 6. K Eriksson +1m12.2s 7. H Rovanpera +1m12.9s 8. R Burns +1m21.1s 9. F Loix +1m36.9s 10. A Schwarz +1m42.6s

WRC Alister McRae Rolls in SS8 @ 07:18 AM - He is continuing in the stage, but Mitsubishi must be wondering how bad things can get!

WRC Overall after SS7 @ 07:06 AM - 1. C McRae 2. M Gronholm +5.3s 3. M Martin +21.2 4. F Duval +24.9s 5. T Makinen + 38.1s 6. K Eriksson +1m01.6s 7. H Rovanpera +1m11.3s 8. F Loix +1m11.5s 9. R Burns +1m18.7s 10. A Schwarz +1m31.5s

WRC Jani Passsonen Out @ 05:37 AM - He retired after hitting a rock and breaking his steering in SS7.

Fri April 19, 2002

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Top 10 at end of day 1 @ 01:47 PM - 1. C McRae   2. M Gronholm +6.9s   3. M Martin + 14.0   4. F Duval +16.9s   5. T Makinen + 32.5s   6. K Eriksson +54.7s   7. F Loix +1m06.0s   8. H Rovanpera +1m08.3s   9. R Burns +1m15.7s   10. A Schwarz +1m18.9s

WRC Solberg Shows What If @ 12:47 AM - Overall after SS4 which Petter Solberg won: 1 MCRAE/GRIST, 2 MARTIN/PARK +00:05.5, 3 GRONHOLM/RAUTIAINEN +00:08.5, 4 MAKINEN/LINDSTROM +00:25.7, 5 KANKKUNEN/REPO +00:33.5, 6 BURNS/REID +00:46.7, 7 GARDEMEISTER/LUKANDER +00:51.1, 8 ROVANPERA/PIETILAINEN +00:51.4, 9 A McRAE/SENIOR +02:16.7, 10 DELECOUR/GRATALOUP +02:20.4

WRC Kankkunen out @ 12:46 AM - Juha Kankkunen retired his Hyundai Accent WRC on the road section between SS4 and 5 with a broken sump. The veteran Finn had been enjoying a strong run, including a 2nd fastest time on SS3 until then.

WRC Overall after SS3 @ 10:53 AM - 1 MARTIN/PARK, 2 MCRAE/GRIST +00:05.8, 3 GRONHOLM/RAUTIAINEN +00:06.9, 4 DUVAL/FORTIN +00:07.4, 5 ERIKSSON/THORNER +00:16.6, 6 MAKINEN/LINDSTROM +00:24.0, 7 KANKKUNEN/REPO +00:24.9, 8 LOIX/SMEETS +00:27.9, 9 SCHWARZ/HEIMER +00:32.1, 10 BURNS/REID +00:44.3,

WRC SS3 Not Kind to Petter & Gilles @ 09:47 AM - About 3mins 50s was lost by Petter and Panizzi on SS3. Petter stopped to make a temporary repair after suffering a throttle problem and Panizzi rolled the car softly.

WRC Ford 1-2-3, Duval Leads! @ 08:55 AM - Ovearll After SS2: 1 DUVAL/FORTIN, 2 MARTIN/PARK +00:01.0, 3 MCRAE/GRIST +00:02.6, 4 GRONHOLM/RAUTIAINEN +00:03.4, 5 LOIX/SMEETS +00:10.5, 6 STOHL/PETRASKO +00:13.3, 6 SOLBERG/MILLS +00:12.4, 7 ERIKSSON/THORNER +00:15.2, 8 MAKINEN/LINDSTROM +00:17.9, 9 BURNS/REID +00:20.8, 10 KANKKUNEN/REPO +00:25.5,

WRC Hard When You Can Not Slow! @ 08:42 AM - Alister McRae (Mitsubishi) has brake problems in SS2.

WRC Colin Leads After First @ 08:40 AM - 1 MCRAE/GRIST 09:20.8, 2 SOLBERG/MILLS +00:00.6, 3 GRONHOLM/RAUTIAINEN +00:02.9, 4 MARTIN/PARK +00:04.8, 5 LOIX/SMEETS +00:05.2, 6 ERIKSSON/THORNER +00:05.3, 7 DUVAL/FORTIN +00:06.4, 8 BURNS/REID +00:07.1, 9 MCRAE/SENIOR +00:09.2, 10 SCHWARZ/HIEMER +00:09.8

WRC Worrying Start for Carlos @ 08:39 AM - Carlos Sainz has a broken drive shaft in SS1.

Tue April 16, 2002

NEWS JUST IN

WRC Rally of Cyprus Test Photos @ 02:28 PM - Cyprus resident and site visitor, Adonis, has sent in a group of photos from Ford and Subaru's pre-event tests on the island. Take a look at them here in the Wrc-Online Cyprus Gallery.

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