Rallying: Kankkunen strolls to title

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The Independent Online
JUHA KANKKUNEN of Finland secured the World Drivers' Championship in Lloret de Mar, Spain, yesterday, despite only finishing in third place in the Catalonia Rally.

Francois Delecour of France, driving a Ford Escort, won the event, finishing one minute clear of his compatriot, Didier Auriol, in a Toyota. Kankkunen brought his Toyota home in third place, giving him a total of 123 points in the drivers' championship, compared with Delecour's 102. Even if the Frenchman wins the Network Q RAC Rally in Britain later this month, he will not catch Kankkunen.