The pilots, Beppo Harrach and Andreas Schindlbacher, drove a converted Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI running on CNG. They finished a solid 47.7 seconds ahead of the second-place vehicle. The win is believed to be the first for a CNG vehicle in an international rally championship event. The car averaged 104.8 km/h (65 mph) during the race.
These CNG Mitsubishis were entered the rally championship with a goal of finishing within the top ten, but they're exceeding expectations. This victory also secures the team a first place finish in the alternative fuel class division (IV) for the season.
[Source: RACC and NGV]