Sporting Digest: Rallying

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THE overnight leader, Ari Vatanen, of Finland, withdrew from the Acropolis rally yesterday after crashing on stage 21. Vatanen's team-mate, Colin McRae, of Britain, pulled out earlier in the day with a broken front suspension leaving Subaru with no cars in the race. Miki Biasion, of Italy, has a comfortable lead going into the final day.

ACROPLIS RALLY (Vouliagmeni, Gr) Leading standings (after 24 of 36 special stages): 1 M Biasion (It) Ford Escort 4hr 22min 52sec; 2 A Schwarz (Ger) Mitsubishi Lancer +2min 34sec; 3 C Sainz (Sp) Lancia Delta +3:02; 4 A Aghini (It) Lancia Delta +4:50; 5 T Makinen (Fin) Lancia Delta +7:00; 6 G Trelles (Urug) Lancia Delta +7:32; 7 A Fiorio (It) Lancia Delta +14:53; 8 F Delecour (Fr) Ford Escort +19:56; 9 C Apostolou (Gr) Lancia Delta +30:34; 10 N Tsadaris (Gr) Lancia Delta +32:12. Overall standings: 1 Biasion 4hr 22min 52sec; 2 Schwarz +2:34; 3 Sainz +3:02; 4 Aghini +4:50; 5 Makinen +7:00; 6 Trelles +7:32; 7 Fiorio +14:53; 8 Delecour +19:56; 9 C Apostolou (Gr) Lancia Delta +30:34; 10 N Tsadaris (Gr) Lancia Delta +32:12.

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