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Loeb crashes in Rally GB recce.

Citroen team leader Sebastien Loeb has gone off on the road during the reconnaissance for the Wales Rally GB today, the final round in the 2008 World Rally Championship.

According to early reports the Frenchman apparently slid into a ditch on ice and snow as he came out of the 35.34 kilometre Myherin test, which will run on Friday as SS3 and SS6.

Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena both escaped unharmed in the incident although their recce car ended up on the wrong side.

A number of competitors meanwhile are understood to have struggled on day one of the recce and some drivers have had to be towed out of Myherin due to the ice and snow.


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Dafydd Larcombe - Unregistered

December 02, 2008 4:22 PM

I got an e mail this morning to say that he had gone off and from the photos that were included it looks like he just slid out wide to the outside of the bend and rolled down the bank and finished up on his roof about 15ft below the road. I would think that his recce will be interupted and that will possibly deny him a 2nd pass through the Friday stages,for sure it will compromise his preparations. I think Ford were thinking that Danny may go off the road this weekend, but it looks like the Champ could yet be the unlucky one if his notes are not so comprehensive. I just hope that the Rally goes well and no one gets hurt coz the conditions look to be simular to the extreemly tricky 1996 rally

Lol - Unregistered

December 02, 2008 7:34 PM

Oh well, I guess someone should remind him he no longer has the down force he has been getting in his F1 and Sports car fun!!! :p Good luck, Ithink he will still win it...



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