Sporting Digest: Rallying

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The Independent Online
CARLOS SAINZ moved a step closer to his third world championship yesterday, when he dominated the early stages of San Remo rally. The Spaniard, who gained the world title in 1990 and 1992, won all eight of the day's special stages in his Subaru Impreza.

SAN REMO RALLY (Gubbio, It) Standings after four stages: 1 C Sainz (Sp) Subaru 1hr 16min 52sec; 2 M Wilson (GB) Ford +26sec; 3 B Thiry (Bel) Ford +27; 4 G Cunico (It) Ford +57; 5 D Auriol (Fr) Toyota +1:22; 6 C McRae (GB) Subaru 1:29; 7 M Biasion (It) Ford +1:34; 8 F Delecour (Fr) Ford +1:53; 9 A Schwarz (Ger) Mitsubishi +2:26; 10 T Makinen (Fr) Mitsubishi +2:48.