Sporting Digest: Rallying

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PROFITING from the absence of a host of top drivers, Italy's Gianfranco Cunico extended his lead in the San Remo Rally on his home soil yesterday. The Ford Escort driver won the last special trial of the day to build on his lead over Spain's Carlos Sainz to 2:09 minutes.

SAN REMO RALLY Leading placings after 20 special stages: 1 G Cunico (It) Ford Escort 4hr 37min 56sec; 2 C Sainz (Sp) Lancia Delta 4:40:05; 3 P Snijers (Bel) Ford Escort 4:48:03; 4 G Pianezzola (It) Lancia Delta 4:54:33; 5 B Thiry (Bel) Opel Astra 4:57:54; 6 P Liatti (It) Subaru Legacy 5:04:53; 7 R Travaglia (It) Ford Escort 5:08:46; 8 A Medeghini (It) Peugeot 106 5:09:06; 9 G Vita (It) Toyota Celica 5:10:40; 10 A Dallavilla (It) Ford Escort 5:13:07.