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Closest wins
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   Event Margin Winner and runner-up 
 1. 2011 Jordan 0.2 seconds Ogier - Latvala 
 2. 2007 New Zealand 0.3 seconds Gronholm - Loeb 
 3. 1998 Portugal 2.1 seconds McRae - Sainz 
 4. 1999 Argentina 2.4 seconds Kankkunen - Burns 
  2010 New Zealand 2.4 seconds Latvala - Ogier 
  2011 Argentina 2.4 seconds Loeb - Hirvonen 
 7. 2000 Australia 2.7 seconds Gronholm - Burns 
 8. 2003 Deutschland 3.6 seconds Loeb - Gronholm 
  2014 Finland 3.6 seconds Latvala - Ogier 
 10. 1976 San Remo 4.0 seconds Waldegard - Munari 
  2002 Argentina 4.0 seconds Sainz - Solberg 
 12. 1998 New Zealand 4.1 seconds Sainz - Auriol 
 13. 1989 San Remo 5.0 seconds Biasion - Fiorio 
 14. 2006 Japan 5.6 seconds Loeb - Gronholm 
 15. 2000 Catalunya 5.9 seconds McRae - Burns 
  2004 New Zealand 5.9 seconds Solberg - Gronholm 
 17. 1979 Monte Carlo 6.0 seconds Darniche - Waldegard 
  1994 Argentina 6.0 seconds Auriol - Sainz 
  1997 San Remo 6.0 seconds McRae - Liatti 
  1997 Australia 6.0 seconds McRae - Makinen 
 21. 2012 Finland 6.1 seconds Loeb - Hirvonen 
 22. 2004 Great Britain 6.3 seconds Solberg - Loeb 
  2011 Alsace 6.3 seconds Ogier - Sordo Castillo 
 24. 2000 Portugal 6.5 seconds Burns - Gronholm 
  2011 Sweden 6.5 seconds Hirvonen - Ostberg 
 26. 2000 Sweden 6.8 seconds Gronholm - Makinen 
  2014 Australia 6.8 seconds Ogier - Latvala 
 28. 1996 Catalunya 7.0 seconds McRae - Liatti 
  1997 Catalunya 7.0 seconds Makinen - Liatti 
  1997 Finland 7.0 seconds Makinen - Kankkunen 
  2012 Catalunya 7.0 seconds Loeb - Latvala 
Note
Some of the closest wins are engineered ones ie. situations where team has forced one team mate to lose to another. For example, Colin McRae's 1997 San Remo win over Piero Liatti is such.
Other close wins
Not all rallies have used timed stages as we know the concept and an example of tight finish is from 1973 Safari. Shekhar Mehta and Harry Kallstrom had same amount of penalty minutes and Mehta was declared winner by tie breaker.
1973 Safari results

Similar event was 1985 Ivory Coast where Toyota took 1-2 with Juha Kankkunen and Bjorn Waldegard.
1985 Ivory Coast results
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