Sporting Digest: Motor Racing

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SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX (Imola, 292.3km, 181.7 miles, race shortened from 61 to 58 laps): 1 M Schumacher (Ger) Benetton-Ford 1hr 28min 28.642sec (ave speed 198.2 kph, 123.2 mph); 2 N Larini (It) Ferrari +54.9sec; 3 M Hakkinen (Fin) McLaren-Peugeot +1min 10.6sec; 4 K Wendlinger (Aut) Sauber- Mercedes +1:13.6; 5 U Katayama (Japan) Tyrrell-Yamaha +1 lap; 6 D Hill (GB) Williams- Renault +1; 7 H-H Frentzen (Ger) Sauber- Mercedes +1; 8 M Brundle (GB) McLaren- Peugeot +1; 9 M Blundell (GB) Tyrrell-Yamaha +2; 10 J Herbert (GB) Lotus Mugen-Honda +2; 11 O Panis (Fr) Ligier-Renault +2; 12 E Bernard (Fr) Ligier-Renault +3. Did not finish (not classified): 13 C Fittipaldi (Bra) Footwork-Ford 54 laps covered; 14 A De Cesaris (It) Jordan- Hart 49; 15 M Alboreto (It) Minardi-Ford 44; 16 G Morbidelli (It) Footwork-Ford 40; 17 P Martini (It) Minardi-Ford 37; 18 D Brabham (Bra) Simtek-Ford 27; 19 B Gachot (Bel) Pacific-Ilmor 23; 20 O Beretta (Monaco) Larrousse-Ford 17; 21 G Berger (Aut) Ferrari 16; 22 A Senna (Bra) Williams-Renault 6; 23 E Comas (Fr) Larrousse- Ford 5; 24 J J Lehto (Fin) Benetton-Ford 0; 25 P Lamy (Por) Lotus Mugen-Honda 0. Fastest lap: Hill 1min 24.335sec (215.1kph, 133.7mph).

World Drivers' Championship standings (after three rounds): 1 Schumacher 30pt; 2= R Barrichello (Bra), Hill 7; 4= Larini, Berger 6; 6= J Alesi (Fr), Hakkinen, Katayama, K Wendlinger (Aut) 4; 10 Fittipaldi 3; 11 Frentzen 2; 12 Comas 1.

Constructors' standings: 1 Benetton-Ford 30pts; 2 Ferrari 16; 3= Jordan-Hart, Williams- Renault 7; 5 Sauber-Mercedes 6; 6= Tyrrell- Yamaha, McLaren-Peugeot 4; 8 Footwork-Ford 3; 9 Tourtel Larrousse-Ford 1.

GULF OIL / RAC HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP (Prescott): 1 M Colton (Roman) 38.35secs (record); 2 D Grace (Pilbeam) 38.57; 3 P Wood (Pilbeam) 39.45. Standings (after two rounds): 1 Colton 28pts; 2 Grace 23; 3 Wood 19.

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