Rally Argentina: Stage 12

Marcus Gronholm still holds the lead in the Rally Argentina but British stars Colin McRae and Richard Burns are closing fast

Rally Argentina: Stage 12

McRae and Burns have been first and second fastest on every stage so far today and the Ford driver is now just 3.9s behind Gronholm's Peugeot.

Burns is third, 14.6s away from the lead. This trio has now dropped the chasing pack, with Tommi Makinen and Juha Kankkunen still unbelievably close in the battle for fourth place. Makinen retook the place on SS12, but only by 0.1s.

Freddy Loix retains sixth and is pulling ever further away from Alister McRae's Hyundai in seventh place.

Overall positions after stage 12:

1 M Gronholm Peugeot 206 2h04m43.7s
2 C McRae Ford Focus 2h04m47.6s
3 R Burns Subaru Impreza 2h04m58.3s
4 J Kankkunen Subaru Impreza 2h05m19.5s
5 T Makinen Mitsubishi Lancer 2h05m19.6s
6 F Loix Mitsubishi Carisma 2h07m09.4s
7 A McRae Hyundai Accent 2h08m28.0s
8 P Solberg Ford Focus 2h09m15.2s
9 G Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer 2h13m04.8s
10 G Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer 2h13m17.4s

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