Sporting Digest: Rallying

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The Independent Online
BRITAIN's Colin McRae was thrown out of the Acropolis rally yesterday. McRae, in second place behind his Subaru team-mate Carlos Sainz at the end of the second day, was originally threatened with a crippling time penalty of 14min 30sec after blocking a special stage start on purpose to fix his smashed windscreen.

ACROPOLIS RALLY Second day after 22 of 33 special stages: 1 C Sainz (Sp) Subaru Impreza 555 4hr 12min 19sec; 2 C Mcrae (GB) Subaru Impreza 555 4:12:26 3 A Schwarz (Ger) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 4:16:44. 4 M Wilson (GB) Ford Escort RS Cosworth 4:17:14.