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STOP PRESS: Loeb wins Rallye Deutschland

26 August 2012


Citroen's Sebastien Loeb puts in another masterful performance in Germany to claim victory.

Loeb led throughout the three-days and eventually finished the event 2 minutes up on Jari-Matti Latvala, who was 'best of the rest' for Ford. It was Loeb's fifth win in succession - and his ninth in total in Trier. He also took the honours in the Power Stage too.

Mikko Hirvonen meanwhile took the final spot on the podium, 31.3 seconds further back, followed by Mads Ostberg, Chris Atkinson, Sebastien Ogier, Andreas Mikkelsen and Nasser Al-Attiyah in positions 4 through to 8. Dani Sordo and Mathieu Arzeno rounded out the top ten.

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Rallye Deutschland: Overall standings after Stage 15 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 3hours 41mins 52.4secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +02mins 00.1secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +02mins 31.4secs M
4. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Fiesta RS WRC +03mins 24.4secs M
5. Chris Atkinson WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC +09mins 10.4secs
6. Sebastien Ogier VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 +09mins 50.8secs
7. Andreas Mikkelsen VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 +12mins 22.7secs
8. Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar WRT Citroen DS3 WRC +12mins 50.4secs M
9. Dani Sordo Prodrive WRC Team MINI John Coopers Works WRC +14mins 17.3secs
10. Mathieu Arzeno Peugeot 207 S2000 +15mins 19.7secs

Other(s)

11. Petter Solberg Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +21mins 06.4secs M
12. Thierry Neuville Citroen Junior WRT DS3 WRC +23mins 41.9secs M


Rallye Deutschland: Power Stage / SS15 (Top 3):

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 3mins 24.8secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 02.2secs M
3. Andreas Mikkelsen VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 +00mins 06.9secs

NOTE: Top three finishers in Power Stage are awarded bonus points. 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point


PWRC standings after Stage 15 - Top 3:

1. Michal Kosciuszko Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4hours 08mins 35.4secs P
2. Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +02mins 00.5secs P
3. Marcos Ligato Subaru Impreza STi +10mins 01.8secs P


WRC Academy standings after Stage 12 - Top 3#:

1. Elfyn Evans Ford Fiesta R2 3hours 24mins 19.6secs A
2. Jose Suarez Ford Fiesta R2 +01mins 09.9secs A
3. John MacCrone Ford Fiesta R2 +05mins 51.6secs A

# WRC Academy event ended after SS12


Notable retirements:

SS1. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Went off M*
SS1. Louise Cook Ford Fiesta ST Mechanical P
SS2. Ramona Karlsson Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Mechanical P
SS2. Paulo Nobre WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC Stopped in stage*
SS3. Martin Prokop Czech Ford National Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC Car caught fire
SS3. Daniel Oliveira Brazil WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC Stopped in stage*

SS9. Petter Solberg Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Hit a rock M*
SS9. Thierry Neuville Citroen Junior WRT DS3 WRC Went off the road M*
SS9. Paulo Nobre WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC Mechanical
SS12. Ott Tanak M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Hit a hickelstein M*
SS12. Peter van Merksteijn Jr van Merksteijn Motorsport Citroen DS3 WRC Rolled
SS12. Dani Sordo Prodrive WRC Team MINI John Coopers Works WRC Stopped in stage*

SS13. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Mechanical M
SS13. Sepp Wiegand VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 Mechanical
SS15. Ott Tanak M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Withdrawn after final test M

* denotes re-started under Rally 2

all times unofficial


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