SS15: Burns run close by Delecour

Richard Burns was again fastest through the first stage of the final day of Rally GB, the 18.5-mile Brechfa test. Surprisingly it was Peugeot's French ace Francois Delecour, rather than title rival Marcus Gronholm, who almost pipped him for the fastest time - his 206 just 0.8s slower than the leading Subaru

SS15: Burns run close by Delecour

Delecour's time puts him well within striking distance of Burns's team-mate Juha Kankkunen, and just needs to find another 5s on the next stage, the 16.3-mile Trawscoed test, to take fifth place. The Frenchman has opted to run wide tyres on his Peugeot this morning, and the gamble seems to have paid dividends.

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Gronholm was true to his word, backing off to "drive like my grandmother". He was 16.9s slower than Burns, but still looks on course for the runner-up spot which would clinch the world title.

The battle for third looks to be going in favour of Ford's Carlos Sainz. The Spaniard was 15s quicker than Mitsubishi rival Tommi Makinen through Brechfa, which also gives him an outside chance of chasing down Gornholm for second.

Subaru youngster Petter Solberg is also on the attack. He was third quickest through the stage, just 3.6s slower than Burns.

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