Sporting Digest: Rallying

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The Independent Online
JUHA KANKKUNEN, the world champion, took a clear lead on the first day of the Safari Rally in Kenya after his Toyota team-mate and the early leader, Didier Auriol of France, lost more than an hour through suspension trouble. The Finnish driver, three times a winner of this event, opened up a six-minute lead over second-placed Ian Duncan, of Kenya, also driving a Toyota.

SAFARI RALLY (Kenya) Leading positions after first day: 1 J Kankkunen (Fin) Toyota 3hr 37min; 2 I Duncan (Ken) Toyota +6min; 3 K Shinozuka (Japan) Mitsubishi +16; 4 R Burns (GB) Subaru +22; 5 P Njiru (Ken) Subaru +26; 6 S Singh (Zamb) Toyota +47; 7 J Toroitich (Kenya) Toyota +54; 8 M Hughes (Ken) Subaru +1:02; 9 R Stohl (Aut) Audi +1:05; 10 D Auriol (Fr) Toyota +1:12.