SS11, Gravia 1: Sainz closes in

Carlos Sainz has cut Colin McRae's lead to 13 seconds after the Ford driver won the 11th stage of the Acropolis Rally, Gravia 1. Three-time world champion Sainz completed the 17.13km stage in 13m17.3s, two seconds ahead of Richard Burns, the man who lies just behind Sainz in third overall

SS11, Gravia 1: Sainz closes in

After service, the rally heads out to stages that have already been run on, promising a tense finale to the leg. All eyes will be on McRae to see if he can maintain his lead for Sunday's final leg.

McRae finished five seconds behind Sainz in third, just ahead of the Finn Harri Rovenpara in the Peugeot and Mitsubishi's Tommi Makinen. Philippe Bugalski set the six fastest time on the stage. Team mate Thomas Radstrom had looked competitive until he retired yesterday, so Bugalski's time will be a welcome boost for the French team.

The second Subaru of Petter Solberg was seventh, ahead of Skoda's Armin Schwarz, Frenchman Simon Jean Joseph in a Peugeot and Henrick Lungaard's Toyota.

Francois Delecour, after staging something of a comeback in the first four stages today, had dropped back after his Ford Focus suffered power steering problems.

SS12 in the re-run of Inohori, the 23km stage first run on Friday morning. Markko Martin was fastest then, setting a time of 18m27.1s.

For SS11 results click here.

For full live timings table click here.

For full entry list click here.

For the itinerary click here.

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