Alister McRae wins Pirelli International Rally

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Alister McRae avoided the problems in the Kielder sections to win the Pirelli International Rally - the second round of the Mobil 1/Top Gear British Rally Championship. Renault, Nissan, Skoda, Peugoet and Honda lost all their factory cars in the race because of breakdowns and accidents.

PIRELLI INTERNATIONAL RALLY: 1 A McRae and D Senior (Ford Escort Cosworth) 2hr 1min 55sec; 2 G Evans and H Davies (Ford Escort) 2:10.49; 3 S Petch and P Croft (Subaru Impreza) 2:12.56; 4 D Mann and M Kidd (Proton Persona) 2:14.05; 5 J Burn and S Quirk (Ford Sierra Cosworth) 2:15.45; 6 G Jones and R James (Mitsubishi) 2:15.46; 7 L-G Andersson and A Wann (Opel Corsa GSi) 2:16.32; 8 N Simpson and S Martin (Ford Escort) 2:16.44; 9 J Puhakka and M Lehtinen (Volkswagen Golf) 2:17.19; 10 T Cathers and G Noble (Subaru Impreza) 2:17.33.