Sporting Digest: Rallying

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The Independent Online
FINLAND'S Tommi Makinen joined rallying's hall of fame by winning the event the top drivers most want to win, the 1,000 Lakes Rally, yesterday. The 30-year-old farmer dominated the eighth round of the world championship, withstanding intense pressure to record his first major success.

1,000 LAKES RALLY (World Championship eighth round, leading final standings after 35 stages at Jyvaskyla, Fin): 1 T Makinen (Fin) Ford 4hr 33min 44sec; 2 D Auriol (Fr) Toyota +22sec; 3 C Sainz (Sp) Subaru at +1:04; 4 F Delecour (Fr) Ford +5:38; 5 M Gronholm (Fin) Toyota at +7:11. Drivers World Championship: 1 Auriol 90pts; 2 Sainz 84; 3 Kankkunen 74; 4 A Schwarz (Ger) 31; 5 Delecour 30; M Biasion (It) 30; 7 B Thiry (Bel) 22; 8 C McRae (GB) 21; 9= I Duncan (Ken), A Vatanen (Fin), Makinen 20. Constructors' World Championship: 1 Toyota 145pts; 2 Subaru 129; 3 Ford 88; 4 Mitsubishi 41; 5 Renault, Skoda 4.

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