Loeb wins in Mexico

By on Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Sebastien Loeb has won his second rally of the season in Mexico.

Eight times world champion Loeb took the lead of the event on Friday and was never headed, eventually finishing 42 seconds clear of team mate Mikko Hirvonen to secure a Citroen 1-2.

Petter Solberg completed the podium although he managed to pip Loeb in Sunday's power stage.

It was a less-than-satisfactory weekend for the Ford team as Jari-Matti Latvala lost time after a spate of punctures and was eventually forced to retire after rolling on SS22. He attempted to start the penultimate stage but was prohibited by officials due to a damaged roll-cage.

Mads Ostberg and Ott Tanak secured fourth and fifth, although Evgeny Novikov crashed out of the rally on Day Two. Sebastien Ogier claimed he was 'bored' on Friday but at least scored some points courtesy of his eighth place finish in his Skoda.

 


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