Toyota Celica GT-FOUR ST185Round 9 Rallye Sanremo D.Auriol / B.Occelli
Auriol won his third win of the season at Sanremo, as well as placing sixth in the RAC, the last race of the season. He was crowned champion of the year, and Toyota won the manufacturers’ championship as well.
The championship battle was down to Subaru vs Subaru. McRae won after a very close race. He was crowned champion. Subaru won the manufacturers’ title. It became a season where only Japanese manufacturers placed wins.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IIIRound 1 Rally Sweden T.Mäkinen / S.Harjanne
Makinen was the only driver to race the full season with Mitsubishi. Makinen won the very first race of the season.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IIIRound 2 Safari Rally T.Mäkinen / S.Harjanne
This was his first time for Makinen to enter the Safari Rally. Even then, he won against his rivals and again won the WRC championship title.