WRC » Ogier retakes lead as Loeb rages at Hirvonen

S├ębastien Ogier has reclaimed the lead of Rally Portugal from Jari-Matti Latvala - but following their team-mates S├ębastien Loeb and Mikko Hirvonen's ill-tempered spat on Saturday morning, nobody really noticed...

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Jasemat - Unregistered

March 27, 2011 3:53 AM

He didn't pull out directly in front of Loeb so no probs from where i see it. Add a crash helmet and a intercom and he probally didn't hear him coming either. Seems to me Loeb is more rattled by having a team mate giving him a run for his money this year rather than dodgy team games by Ford

Nanbawan - Unregistered

March 27, 2011 11:57 AM

"Seems to me Loeb is more rattled by having a team mate giving him a run for his money this year rather than dodgy team games by Ford "

Which makes it logical to be furious if he felt he lost ground by being retained during his battle...

But in the end, it did settle down, so...Much ado about not so much...

WRC for me - Unregistered

March 27, 2011 6:16 PM

62 wins, 7 championships and many Citroen little games to give them a better run and Loeb gets pissy about a genuine flat. What a baby. Hopefully Ogier will win more than him and he'll retire this year. He's had his limelight.

WRC for me - Unregistered

March 28, 2011 3:08 PM

I have paid him respect in the past but here we have a situation where he didnt get his way and another driver fighting for the championship did nothing wrong but has been criticised by many for doing it, including Loeb bumping into his car. We know he is good, we know he wins rallys but this just shows what he is like, bad sportsmanship especially after all the games Citroen play to ensure they win.

This time Ford had done something that they are allowed to do and Loeb and Citroen throw their teddys out. Bit sad.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

March 28, 2011 3:44 PM

"Bit sad. "

That's what you're negative attitude sounds like. I'm always amused by people posting this kind of crap. "The way he acted just shows what he truly is". Load of BS !!

If you can't understand that very competitive people can be fired up in the heat of the contest, there's nothing that can be done...

You sound like someone who tries to nitpick a detail and pretends to have the whole picture...Hmm, are you a journalist ?

WRC for me - Unregistered

March 28, 2011 5:20 PM

What the hell are you talking about? When Loebs winning, he's all smiles and when Hirvonen and such crash, he doesnt care. Its not going his way so he's throwing a hissy to the extent he hits Hirvonens car, I mean,, Really??? Very sportsmanlike.

Nitpick a detail?? Hirvonen had a flat, he changed it and left with no sign of Loeb and no idea of how long the tyre change had taken him and quite rightly he goes on his way and this is how Loeb behaves?? All the pro Loebs say Hirvonen pulled out right in front of him, the car cameras show that wasnt true.

So Loeb lost out on the chance of,,,,yawn,,,,another win, bad luck, take it like a man like Petter, Latvalla and Hirvonen has since 2004.

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