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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 01-06-02

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus Rally 2001 - Second leg
  • [02] Cyprus Rally - Second leg - Burns
  • [03] Cyprus Rally - Eriksson - Wearden - Retirements
  • [04] Slovak Foreign State Secretary - Cyprus - Visit
  • [05] Cyprus Rally - Auriol

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    [01] Cyprus Rally 2001 - Second leg

    Limassol, Jun 2 (CNA) - Marcus Gronholm in a Peugeot was the first, out of 50 drivers to start today's second leg of the Cyprus Rally 2001, which for the second time is included in the World Championship.

    Today's second leg comprises eight special stages totalling 106 km in the Troodos mountains, while during yesterday's first leg, won by Gronholm, several incidents occurred which led to the retirement of many of the front- runners, including Tommi Makinen in a Mitsubishi and Peter Solberg in a Subaru. CNA/RM/RG/2001

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    [02] Cyprus Rally - Second leg - Burns

    Limassol, Jun 2 (CNA) - Briton Richard Burns in a Subaru is currently leading the second leg of the Cyprus Rally 2001 while the front-runners have already completed two of today's eight special stages.

    Last year's winner of the Cyprus Rally, Spaniard Carlos Sainz in a Ford, won the first two special stages, but in the overall results Burns took the lead followed by Briton Colin McRae in a Ford and Finland's Marcus Gronholm in a Peugeot, who won yesterday's first leg of the Rally. CNA/RM/RG/2001

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    [03] Cyprus Rally - Eriksson - Wearden - Retirements

    Limassol, Jun 2 (CNA) - Hyundai driver Kenneth Eriksson is out of the Cyprus Rally 2001, as his car faced problems with the alternator, forcing him to retire at the end of special stage three of today's second leg, while Skoda's driver Armin Swartz is still in the race, despite car brake problems.

    Neil Wearden in a Peugeot 206 WRC also retired from the race during special stage one. CNÁ/RM/RG/2001

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    [04] Slovak Foreign State Secretary - Cyprus - Visit

    Nicosia, Jun 2 (CNA) - State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Chief Negotiator of his country with the European Union, Jan Figel, arrives in Cyprus on Monday, for a two-day visit.

    On Tuesday, Figel will be received by Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and will meet with Foreign Ministry Permanent Secretary Michalis Attalides and the Chief negotiator of Cyprus for EU accession George Vassiliou. CNA/KS/RG/2001

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    [05] Cyprus Rally - Auriol

    Limassol, Jun 2 (CNA) - France's Didier Auriol in a Peugeot was forced to retire from today's second leg of the Cyprus Rally 2001, after completing special stage four, when the engine of his Peugeot overheated.

    So far, Britain's Richard Burns in a Subaru is in the lead, followed by Ford drivers Colin McRae and Francois Delecour. CNA/RM/RG/2001

    CNA ENDS


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