Latvala edges towards Sweden win

By on Saturday, February 11, 2012

Jari Matti Latvala is edging towards his first win of the season after extending his lead on a relatively uneventful day in Sweden.

With just six stages remaining on Sunday, Latvala leads Citroen's Mikko Hirvonen by 23 seconds. Petter Solberg, a further 28 seconds behind, completes the podium positions.

Mads Ostberg continues his typically strong pace in the snowy conditions as he lies fourth, a mere 11 seconds behind the 2003 champion. Evgeny Novikov still holds 5th, 44.4s ahead of Sebastien Loeb. The Frenchman suffered a quick spin this morning.

Loeb's 6th place is not certain as Henning Solberg remains just 4.9s behind the world champion. Today was also momentous for young Estonian Ott Tanak, who claimed a maiden stage victory.

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