1998 Rally GB

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1998 Rally GB
54. Network Q Rally of Great Britain 1998
Round 13 of 13 of the 1998 World Rally Championship
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Host country  United Kingdom
Rally base England Cheltenham
Dates run 22 – 24 November 1998
Stages 28
Results
Overall winner United Kingdom Richard Burns
Team Mitsubishi Ralliart
Crews 168[1] at start, 82 at finish

The 54th Network Q Rally of Great Britain 1998 was held between 22-24 November 1998 as the final round of the 1998 World Rally Championship season.

It was the second victory of the 1998 season for Richard Burns and his co-driver Robert Reid and saw Tommi Mäkinen score a hat-trick of Drivers' championships after his closest rival Carlos Sainz, just 300 metres from the finish, suffered a heartbreaking exit with engine failure after Mäkinen had earlier retired from the rally with a missing rear wheel.

It was first time since 1976 that an English driver had won the Rally GB.

Results[edit]

Results of the 1998 Safari Rally Kenya
Pos No. Driver Co-driver Car Time/retired Pts
1 2 United Kingdom Richard Burns United Kingdom Robert Reid Mitsubishi Carisma GT Evo IV 3:50:30.6 10
2 7 Finland Juha Kankkunen Finland Juha Repo Ford Escort WRC +3:46.5 6
3 8 Belgium Bruno Thiry Belgium Stéphane Prévot Ford Escort WRC +5:27.5 4
4 16 Belgium Grégoire De Mévius Belgium Jean-Marc Fortin Subaru Impreza S3 WRC '97 +7:54.8 3
5 24 Finland Sebastian Lindholm Finland Jukka Aho Ford Escort WRC +8:15.6 2
6 9 Finland Harri Rovanperä Finland Risto Pietiläinen Seat Cordoba WRC +10:33.3 1
7 14 Germany Armin Schwarz Germany Manfred Hiemer Ford Escort WRC +12:16.7 0
8 17 Poland Krzysztof Hołowczyc Poland Maciej Wislawski Subaru Impreza S3 WRC '97 +13:06.7 0
9 33 Estonia Markko Märtin Estonia Toomas Kitsing Toyota Celica GT-Four +17:11.0 0
10 53 Austria Manfred Stohl Austria Peter Müller Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V +19:07.2 0

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