1998 Safari Rally

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1998 Safari Rally
46. Safari Rally Kenya 1998
Round 3 of 13 of the 1998 World Rally Championship
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Host country  Kenya
Rally base Kenya Nairobi
Dates run 28 February – 2 March 1998
Stages 16
Results
Overall winner United Kingdom Richard Burns
Team Mitsubishi Ralliart
Crews 49[1] at start, 19 at finish

The 46th Safari Rally Kenya was held between 28 February-2 March 1998.

It was the first World Rally Championship victory for Richard Burns and his co-driver Robert Reid after his team-mate Tommi Mäkinen and fellow Briton Colin McRae both retired.

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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 8:57:34.0 10
2 7 Finland Juha Kankkunen Finland Juha Repo Ford Escort WRC +9:27.0 6
3 8 Finland Ari Vatanen United Kingdom Fred Gallagher Ford Escort WRC +9:52.0 4
4 6 France Didier Auriol France Denis Giraudet Toyota Corolla WRC +14:26.0 3
5 11 Finland Harri Rovanperä Finland Voitto Silander Seat Ibiza GTi 16V Evo2 +2:05:38.0 2
6 16 Austria Raimund Baumschlager Germany Klaus Wicha Volkswagen Golf GTi 16V +2:20:01.0 1
7 18 Spain Luis Climent Spain Álex Romani Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III +2:28:03.0 0
8 12 Austria Kris Rosenberger Sweden Per Carlsson Volkswagen Golf Kit Car +2:45:47.0 0
9 19 Kenya Marco Brighetti Kenya Abdul Sidi Subaru Impreza 555 +2:56:01.0 0
10 21 Uganda Karim Hirji Uganda Frank Nekusa Toyota Celica GT-Four +3:03:29.0 0

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