Subaru's Petter Solberg wins the Tour de Corse, beating Carlos Sainz by 36.6 seconds; the Spaniard demoting Francois Duval to third in the final test, while Marcus Gronholm and Colin McRae complete the top five.

Overall times after SS16 / Leg 3:

1.Petter SolbergSubaru Impreza WRC4hours 20mins 15.3secs
2.Carlos SainzCitroen Xsara WRC+00mins 36.6secs
3.Francois DuvalFord Focus RS WRC+00mins 41.7secs
4.Marcus GronholmPeugeot 206 WRC+01mins 09.2secs
5.Colin McRaeCitroen Xsara WRC+01mins 26.0secs
6.Gilles PanizziPeugeot 206 WRC+01mins 58.7secs
7.Tommi MakinenSubaru Impreza WRC+02mins 25.8secs
8.Richard BurnsPeugeot 206 WRC+02mins 36.7secs
9.Philippe BugalskiCitroen Xsara WRC+02mins 46.8secs
10.Mikko HirvonenFord Focus RS WRC+03mins 55.4secs

11.Toni GardemeisterSkoda Fabia WRC+05mins 09.9secs
12.Cedric RobertPeugeot 206 WRC+07mins 47.4secs
13.Sebastien LoebCitroen Xsara WRC+09mins 34.0secs
14.Anthony WarmboldFord Focus WRC +14mins 30.7secs
15.Mark HigginsSubaru Impreza+28mins 54.4secs16.Niall McSheaMitsubishi Lancer Evo VI+29mins 32.5secs17.Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX+30mins 30.1secs18.Martin RoweSubaru Impreza WRX+34mins 36.5secs19.Janusz KuligMitsubishi Lancer Evo VI+35mins 30.9secs20.Stig BlomqvistSubaru Impreza WRX+35mins 36.1secs

21. Stanislav GriazineMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+37mins 04.0secs
22. Eddie MercierRenault Clio 2 RS Ragnotti+37mins 19.2secs23.Bob ColsoulMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+37mins 42.0secs
24.Christian HabaniRenault Clio Super 1600+41mins 40.9secs25.Ricardo TrivinoMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+46mins 58.6secs
26.Didier CormorechePeugeot 206 WRC+48mins 34.9secs
27.Jose MicheliToyota Corolla+52mins 46.4secs
28.Jean-Marc PoissonHonda Integra+1hr 06mins 56.4secs29.Riccardo ErraniMitsubishi Lancer Evo VI+1hr 08mins 02.5secs
30.Herve TomaselliPeugeot 106 S1600+1hr 09mins 54.6secs

34 cars finished the event in total out of 62 starters.

Overall PCWRC after SS16 / Leg 3:

1.Niall McSheaMitsubishi Lancer Evo VI4hours 49mins 47.8secs2.Toshi AraiSubaru Impreza WRX+00mins 57.6secs3.Martin RoweSubaru Impreza WRX+05mins 04.0secs4.Janusz KuligMitsubishi Lancer Evo VI+05mins 58.4secs5.Stig BlomqvistSubaru Impreza WRX+06mins 03.6secs6.Bob ColsoulMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+08mins 09.5secs7.Ricardo TrivinoMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+17mins 26.1secs8.Riccardo ErraniMitsubishi Lancer Evo VI+38mins 30.0secs9.Joakim RomanMitsubishi Lancer Evo VI+51mins 47.2secs10.Stefano MarriniMitsubishi Lancer Evo VII+52mins 02.5secs

Notable retirements:

DNS.Armin SchwarzHyundai Accent WRCDid not start.
DNS.Freddy LoixHyundai Accent WRCDid not start.
SS1.Didier AuriolSkoda Fabia WRCMechanical.
SS15. Markko MartinFord Focus RS WRCWent off the road.

Italics denotes Production Car World Rally Championship entries.



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