Sport in Short: Rallying

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DIDIER AURIOL, driving a Lancia, moved closer to securing France's first world drivers' championship with a record sixth victory of the year in the Australian rally.

RALLY AUSTRALIA Final standings: 1 D Auriol (Fr) Lancia Integrale 5hr 13min 12sec; 2 J Kankkunen (Fin) Lancia Integrale 5:14:53; 3 C Sainz (Sp) Toyota Celica 5:15:16; 4 J Recalde (Arg) Lancia Integrale 5:32:05; 5 R Dunkerton (Aus) Mitsubishi Galant 5:36:15; 6 P Bourne (NZ) Subaru Legacy 5:46:52.

PARIS-BEIJING RALLY 17th stage: 1 E Weber (Ger) Mitsubishi 2hr 19min 26sec; 2 B Saby (Fr) Mitsubishi +14sec; 3 P Lartigue (Fr) Citroen +3min 47sec; 4 B Waldegaard (Swe) Citroen +6:31; 5 H Auriol (Fr) Citroen +14:38; 6 K Shinozuka (Japan) +18:45. Overall: 1 Lartigue 28:11:20; 2 Weber +1:18.00; 3 Saby +1:39.20; 4 Shinozuka +2:04:50; 5 Auriol +4:40:44.

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