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COLIN McRAE is to end his six-year partnership with Subaru at the end of this season and join Ford for a fee reported to be approaching pounds 6m a year, catapulting him into the earnings bracket of Formula One drivers like Damon Hill.

Rallying: McRae happy with third position

Colin McRae is looking forward to the second round of the World Rally Championship in Sweden next month after his completing his best- ever Monte Carlo Rally yesterday. The Scot finished third in his Subaru behind Spain's Carlos Sainz in the opening event of the year.

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Tommi Makinen goes into the Network Q RAC rally, which starts tomorrow, needing only sixth place to retain his world title. Colin McRae, his only rival, must win his third RAC, with Makinen out of the first six, to deprive the Finn.

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