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WRC @ Finland


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For those of you who are interested, here are the results from Finland, round nine of the 2001 WRC season.

Official FIA Press Release

Sunday, 26 August 2001

Marcus Grönholm has scored his second home victory on the Rally Finland,
the ninth round of this year's FIA World Rally Championship. The
Peugeot driver took over the lead yesterday morning and never surrendered
it thereafter, despite challenges from team-mate Harri Rovanperä and
Richard Burns. Burns eventually finished runner-up to Grönholm after
late suspension problems prevented Rovanperä from scoring a one-two
for Peugeot. He claimed fourth, behind Ford's Colin McRae, who was
the leading world title contender. McRae's third overall closed the
gap between the Scot and world championship leader Tommi Mäkinen to
six points, while Carlos Sainz also narrowed his deficit to the series
top spot by scoring a point in sixth.

Today's three long stages were again held in dry, sunny conditions,
and none of the leading protagonists hit enough trouble to force
retirement. But two of the fancied privateer crews - Juuso Pykalisto
and Raphael Sperrer - crashed out at the same corner.



1 Gronholm Peugeot 206 WRC 3:23:12,8
2 Burns Subaru Impreza WRC 3:23:37,8
3 McRae Ford Focus WRC 3:23:45,1
4 Rovanpera Peugeot 206 WRC 3:23:46,7
5 Martin Subaru Impreza WRC 3:24:30,7
6 Sainz Ford Focus RS WRC 3:24:53,3
7 Solberg Subaru Impreza WRC 3:25:52,4
8 Lindholm Peugeot 206 WRC 3:25:57,4
9 Hagstrom Toyota Corolla WRC 3:28:14,0
10 Loix Mitsubishi Carisma GT 3:28:18,2

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This guy would not make it as an off road fan!

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Curtis, you still have time! WRC events are broadcast about 3 weeks after the fact and Speedvision hasn't gone over completely to the left turn-only crowd!

Everyone owe's it to themselves to checkout one of these broadcasts. It is so professional! Granted, money is no object in WRC. Intelligent, informed commentary. Excellent videography. Slick graphics.

I'm a fan.



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.....and at the end of the year they always do a WRC marathon with all the races of the season, back to back, just pop in a tape and there you have the whole season.

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The New Years Day marathon is what got me lookin' in the Dusty Times for my car. It was awesome to watch 12+ hours of Rally. Almost bought a rally car, but had to go back to what I knew would be 'me'.


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LOL....... it (the marathon) DID get me to buy a rally car!

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