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Championship status
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Safari Rally 1999 counts for:

1999 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers/Co-drivers
1999 FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers
1999 FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup for Manufacturers
1999 FIA Cup for Drivers of Production Cars

Facts
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 308th WRC rally 
 Round of season: 3 of 14 
 Official name: 555 Safari Rally 
 Edition: 47th 
 Date: from Thursday 25-Feb-1999 to Sunday 28-Feb-1999 
 Surface: Gravel 
 
 Entries: 45  
 Starters: 45  
 Finishers: 24 (53.3% of starters) 
 
 Competitive sections: 13 
 Shortest: 2.42km(CS1 Cheetah Anza - Isha 1)
 Longest: 124.65km(CS9 Marigat - Gari Ya Moshi)
 Slowest: 74.53km/h(CS13 Cheetah Anza - Isha 2)
 Fastest: 139.26km/h(CS2 Isinya - Orien 1)
 Planned competitive section distance: 1,009.91km(38.1% of total distance)
 Actual competitive section distance: 1,009.91km(38.1% of total distance)
 Road section distance: 1,640.33km
 Total distance: 2,650.24km
Milestones
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 DRIVERS - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 17th win and 26th podium for Colin McRae.
 Second place was 43rd podium for Didier Auriol. 
 Third place was 60th podium for Carlos Sainz. 
 MAKES - PODIUM FINISHERS 
    Win was 33rd win and 129th podium for Ford.
    Second and third places were 131st to 132nd podiums for Toyota.
focus win
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Focus wins third time out! Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Note
Tommi Makinen (Mitsubishi) finished third but was excluded after finish as crew was deemed to have received illegal outside assistance. Team decided not to appeal though even the clerk of the course voiced that villagers were perhaps more of "outside hindrance" than assistance.
Related links
Swedish Rally 1999
Portugal 1999
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