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Porsche 911 driver Baldev Chager won Kenya’s Top Fry Classic Safari. Six 911s finished in the top eight, but Geoff Bell’s Datsun 240Z was second. Much interest centred on Marzio Kravos’ Ferrari 308 GT4, which finished. = = = = Fumio Nutahara won the Tour of Kyushu in the far southern tip of the country, second round of the national Japan Rally Championhip, in a Mitsubishi Evo X. He finished ahead of Hiroki’s father, Toshi Arai’s Subaru STI. The two day event started in rain and some snow, but the second day was milder. Takamoto Katsuta’s father was fourth. = = = = Skoda Fabia R5s took the top four places on the Belgian championship TAC Rally, headed by Kris Princen, in front of Vincent Verschueren and Sebastien Bedoret. = = = = Fiestas took the top four places on the Austrian championship Weinberger Holz Lavanttal Rallye, led by the R5 of Niki Mayr-Meinhof, the WRCs of Gerwald Grossing and Gerhard Aigner, and the R5 of Johannes Keferbock. = = = = Jari-Matti Latvala’s co-driver, Miikka Antilla, became the WRC’s most experienced co-driver in Corsica when he started his 197th WRC event. = = = = Ogier Corsica Many emotive memories were being recalled during the Tour de Corse, the final rally in which Live Radio is to be broadcast. The popular and very well run free broadcast service was first aired 17 years ago under the name World Rally Radio, launched originally as a private initiative by the late Greg Strange. = = = = Pity the poor co-driver in Corsica! Carlos del Barrio said that for the 55km stage on the Sunday, he had to read 121 pages of notes! = = = = There is still no news when M-Sport’s appeal against the decision in Mexico to remove Ogier’s Power Stage supplemental championship points will be decided. The teams expect it might take another month for FIA officials to announce their findings. No rules were broken when Ogier performed his innovative time control manoeuvre. = = == Corsica is always a delightfully unexpected rally. This year the final stage ended at a prison!!!
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