WRC » Loeb claims Spanish win, Citroen take manufacturers'


Sebastien Loeb wins Rally de Espana and will now go to Wales Rally GB with an eight point lead over Mikko Hirvonen in the drivers' championship; Sebastien Ogier's late retirement rules him out of title race.

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Chris - Unregistered

October 23, 2011 5:11 PM

The natural order has been restored. Well done Seb and Citroen. Anything other than a Seb championship would be crime. "Matthew Wilson crashed out of a points finish on the penultimate stage (10mins 38 secs off the lead in 10th) when pressured by Dennis Kuipers" - seriously - I don't think he even deserves the title 'hapless'.

JOHN - Unregistered

October 23, 2011 5:20 PM

Do we really need to see this? 2 guys (inc Loeb) smiling on a day we have lost MotoGP's Marco. I am upset. No disrespect to Loeb....Its been a harrowing week in which we have lost 2 of motor sports most colorful characters - last week IndyCar's Dan (Wheldon). Again no disrespect but cannot say Loeb is colorful character

MKD - Unregistered

October 23, 2011 7:21 PM

Wilson is driving all rounds thanks to his "daddy" unlike M.Ostberg who is way better than him but because of lack of money isn't able to do so (should go to factory team).
Congrats to Loeb and Citroen

richard

October 23, 2011 7:39 PM

yes, its a sad sad day for fans of all motorsports.

but it is more than likely that seb had not been made aware of the terrible accident until after the trophy had been presented.

ford have done it again! manipulated the result. i cannot help feeling that had ford had the guts to back latvala from the start of the season, they might have been in a stronger position.

Zen - Unregistered

October 23, 2011 7:59 PM

Jari Mati Latvala showed this weekend how fast the Ford Fiesta WRC is on tarmac , to be able to record FASTET! times on tarmac roads from A no tarmac driver showed how he improved at this surface over the time and its clear that Citroen and Ford are evenly quieck.

If Hirvonen wins the 2011 WRC drivers crown he must say a Big Big THANKS to Latvala ...

GO FOOORD !!!!

slightlysideways

October 23, 2011 8:10 PM

@Zen
Latvala owes Hirvonen, because in 2009 when he crashed out of second in poland, he gave loeb extra points by doing so. Hirvonen lost the title by a point after.
Anyway Mikko was right to be looking behind him rather than challenging jml which would have made a mistake very possible. Now he's in a good position for GB.
Latvala's consistency isn't there yet, hence why he is so far behind mikko. Not just due to pulling over for him.

Satan

October 23, 2011 11:03 PM

Daddy's boy Wilson doesn't deserve to be in the WRC... After 12 events he sits 8th with 53 points. Sordo, on the other hand has only competed in 5 events, yet sits above Wilson in 7th. Says it all, really...

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