Sport in short: Rallying

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MALCOLM WILSON, the Cumbrian driver, crashed out of the Swedish rally on the first morning yesterday. He was fastest on the second special stage in his Ford, but on the next he went off the road and damaged the car's suspension. After the day's 11 stages, the Scot Colin McRae led the rally by 17 seconds.

SWEDISH RALLY Standings (after 11 special stages): 1 C McRae (GB) Subaru Legacy 1hr 59min 01sec; 2 J Kankkunen (Fin) Toyota Celica 1:59.18; 3 M Jonsson (Swe) Toyota Celica 2:00.09; 4 D Auriol (Fr) Toyota Celica 2:00.52; 5 T Makkinen (Fin) Lancia Intergrale 2:01.52; 6 B Johansson (Swe) Mazda 323 GTR 2:02.47.