Sport in Short: Rallying

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FRANCOIS DELECOUR, of France, won the 1993 Portuguese Rally yesterday.

Delecour, driving a Ford Escort, led after the first day of the 2,164km (1,341 miles) rally and secured the first world championship racing of his career in a time of 6hr 20min 37sec.

PORTUGUESE RALLY (Reuga) Leading final positions: 1 F Delecour (Fr) Ford Escort Cosworth 6hr 20min 37sec; 2 M Biasion (It) Ford Escort Cosworth +55sec; 3 A Aghini (It) Lancia Delta +2min 40sec; 4 M Alen (Fin) Subaru Legacy +3:46; 5 K Eriksson (Swe) Mitsubishi Lancer +4:51; 6 A Fiorio (It) Lancia Delta +5:41; 7 C McRae (GB) Subaru Legacy +16:48; 8 J Bica (Por) Lancia Delta +31:05; 9 A Fassina (It) Mazda 4WD +51:09; 10 B Thiry (Bel) Opel Astra GSi +51:41. Drivers' world championship standings: 1 Delecour 35pts; 2 Biasion 27; 3 J Kankkunen (Fin) 23; 4= D Auriol (Fr) 20 and M Jonsson (Swe) 20; 6 Eriksson 18; 7 McRae 16; 8 Aghini 12; 9 T Makinen (Fin) 10; Alen 10. Constructors' world championship standings: 1 Toyota 40; 2 Ford 37; 3 Mitsubishi 33; 4 Subaru 26; 5 Lancia 14.

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