1998 Rally GB
|1998 Rally GB
54. Network Q Rally of Great Britain 1998
|Round 13 of 13 of the 1998 World Rally Championship
|Host country||United Kingdom|
|Dates run||22 – 24 November 1998|
|Overall winner|| Richard Burns
Team Mitsubishi Ralliart
|Crews||168 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.
|1||2||Richard Burns||Robert Reid||Mitsubishi Carisma GT Evo IV||3:50:30.6||10|
|2||7||Juha Kankkunen||Juha Repo||Ford Escort WRC||+3:46.5||6|
|3||8||Bruno Thiry||Stéphane Prévot||Ford Escort WRC||+5:27.5||4|
|4||16||Grégoire De Mévius||Jean-Marc Fortin||Subaru Impreza S3 WRC '97||+7:54.8||3|
|5||24||Sebastian Lindholm||Jukka Aho||Ford Escort WRC||+8:15.6||2|
|6||9||Harri Rovanperä||Risto Pietiläinen||Seat Cordoba WRC||+10:33.3||1|
|7||14||Armin Schwarz||Manfred Hiemer||Ford Escort WRC||+12:16.7||0|
|8||17||Krzysztof Hołowczyc||Maciej Wislawski||Subaru Impreza S3 WRC '97||+13:06.7||0|
|9||33||Markko Märtin||Toomas Kitsing||Toyota Celica GT-Four||+17:11.0||0|
|10||53||Manfred Stohl||Peter Müller||Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V||+19:07.2||0|