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Championship status
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Rally Australia 1997 counts for:

1997 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
1997 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
1997 FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup for Manufacturers
1997 FIA Cup for Drivers of Production Cars

Facts
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 291st WRC rally 
 Round of season: 13 of 14 
 Official name: API Rally Australia 
 Edition: 10th 
 Date: from Thursday 30-Oct-1997 to Sunday 2-Nov-1997 
 Rally HQ: Perth, Western Australia; Australia 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 87  
 Starters: 87  
 Finishers: 49 (56.3% of starters) 
 
 Stages: 24 
 Shortest: 2.20km(SS1 Langley Park Super 1)
 Longest: 35.48km(SS15 Stirling East)
 Slowest: 83.37km/h(SS20 Langley Park Super 3)
 Fastest: 117.30km/h(SS7 Muresk 2)
 Planned stage distance: 421.42km(27.6% of total distance)
 Actual stage distance: 421.42km(27.6% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,105.47km
 Total distance: 1,526.89km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 12th win and 19th podium for Colin McRae.
 Second place was 17th podium for Tommi Makinen. 
 Third place was 37th podium for Didier Auriol. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 19th win and 48th podium for Subaru.
    Second place was 47th podium for Mitsubishi.
    Third place was 115th podium for Toyota.
winner colin
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Win kept Colin's title hopes alive but fight was tight Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Related links
Rallye San Remo 1997
RAC Rally 1997
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