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1998 Swedish Rally

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1998 Swedish Rally

1998 Safari Rally
47. International Swedish Rally 1998
Round 2 of 13 of the 1998 World Rally Championship
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Host country  Sweden
Rally base Karlstad
Dates run 6 – 8 February 1998
Stages 19
Overall winner Tommi Mäkinen
Team Mitsubishi Ralliart
Crews 78[1] at start, 42 at finish

The 47th International Swedish Rally was held between 6 February 1998.

It was the first World Rally Championship victory of the season for defending champion Tommi Mäkinen. He beat the Toyota Corolla of Carlos Sainz and the Ford Escort WRC of Juha Kankkunen, ensuring that former World Rally Champions swept the podium. The home driver Thomas Rådström led for most of the event, but crashed on stage 12, allowing Mäkinen to snatch victory. The Scotsman Colin McRae also went out on stage 12, when electrical gremlins struck his Subaru Impreza WRC.

The PWRC was also won by Stig-Olov Walfridsson.


Results of the 1998 Swedish Rally
Pos No. Driver Co-driver Car Time/retired Pts
1 1 Tommi Mäkinen Risto Mannisenmäki Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV 3:32:51.6 10
2 5 Carlos Sainz Luis Moya Toyota Corolla WRC +51.6 6
3 7 Juha Kankkunen Juha Repo Ford Escort WRC +58.8 4
4 4 Kenneth Eriksson Staffan Parmander Subaru Impreza S3 WRC '97 +2:31.7 3
5 11 Marcus Grönholm Timo Rautiainen Toyota Celica GT-Four +3:29.9 2
6 9 Didier Auriol Denis Giraudet Toyota Corolla WRC +4:18.2 1


  1. ^ Tomáš Shacki Wanka. "International Swedish Rally 1998". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
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