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As reported by WRC.Com;

Gronholm was excluded for having mechanics tell him how to restart his troublesome car at Parc Ferme on Sunday morning and Richard Burns was gifted his first win for the team.

Gronholm had tried to deflect the attention of the media by saying: "What happened this morning was the car wouldn't start. I was trying everything. It kept on stopping on the road section. The protest is just Subaru bull."

He was wrong, however, as there was no protest from Subaru. An event official had been on the spot (not surprising just 10 metres outside parc ferme!) and that's who blew the whistle.

Ironically, had the mechanics telephoned Gronholm with instructions they would have got away with it. Instead, by being face to face within the 1km exclusion zone then they had clearly broken the rules. The team management accepted the decision and, sportingly it has to be said, declined to appeal.

Solberg and Sainz recorded very similar times throughout the third day, Sainz managed to finish second overall.

Makinen rolled hard a few turns before the flying finish on stage 21 of total 22 stages. [http://www.wrc.com/en_GB/Gallery/Photo/2002_R_RA_MakinenCrash.htm]
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