WRC » Loeb takes historic second Finland victory


Sebastien Loeb repeats his Finland win from 2008 and becomes the first non-Scandinavian to ever win the event twice.

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Dafydd Larcombe - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 1:58 PM

Mikko was actually the Moral Winner of Rally Finland

Not only Fastest on the vast majority of the stages but usually by between 4-7 seconds per stage when the rest of the top 5 were on the same second

Very Impressive turn of speed from Mikko, pitty about that little indescression at the start. His speed was on another level to everyone else

But Welldone to Loeb for his 2nd Finland win.

Chris - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 3:34 PM

Daffydd, on your reasoning Jari Ketomaa was the 'moral victor' also as he was the quickest before his indiscretion. The victor is the victor when the clocks stops. Mikko wasn't the victor because he crashed. Couldn't handle the pressure, again. Yet further, 'moral' victors only apply if something happens beyond a driver's control e.g. a silly time penalty that robs someone of a win (Loeb's 2 min penalty in Monte Carlo '02 springs to mind). Mikko crashing is not in the category of garnering any sympathy. He crashed. Loeb didn't.

Grant - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 7:13 PM


Worth remembering as well that Mikko had a better road position - esp on the Friday - although his comeback drive was still VERY impressive in my view.

bojan - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 9:10 PM

@chris

Agree with you, the victor is the victor and very worthy Loeb was. But hardly fair to say Hirvonen couldn't handle the pressure when the crash was caused by car malfunction. Short of finding a different make of car to drive, there's not much he could do about that.

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