Sporting Digest: Rallying

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DIDIER AURIOL, of France, driving a Toyota, won the Argentine Rally in the closest finish to a world championship rally in five years when he beat Carlos Sainz, of Spain, by six seconds.

ARGENTINE RALLY (Cordoba) Final positions: 1 D Auriol (Fr) Toyota 5hr 50min 42sec; 2 C Sainz (Sp) Subaru +6sec; 3 A Vatanen (Fin) Ford +6min 40sec; 4 B Thiry (Bel) Ford +11:7; 5 J Recalde (Arg) Mitsubishi +36:22; 6 J Bescham (Arg) Ford +43:17; 7 R Stohl (Aut) +56:56; 8 I Holderied (Ger) Mitsubishi +1hr 0min 49sec. World championship standings: Drivers: 1 Sainz 72pts; 2 Auriol 67; 3 J Kankkunen (Fin) 57; 4 M Biasion (It) 30; 5 Thiry 22; 6= F Delecour (Fr), I Duncan (Ken), Vatanen 20; 9 A Schwarz (Ger) 19; 10 K Shinozuka (Japan) 15. Constructors: 1 Toyota 111; 2 Subaru 95; 3 Ford 68; 4 Mitsubishi 27; 5= Skoda, Renault 4.

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