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Citroen accepts Sardinia penalty

Citroen team boss Olivier Quesnel says the French squad has accepted the penalty handed out to Sebastien Loeb during Rally d'Italia Sardinia.

Loeb was awarded a two-minute penalty on the final day after FIA stewards found that co-driver Daniel Elena had removed his seat-belt while the pair's C4 WRC was still in motion prior to stopping to fix a puncture on day two.

The two-minute penalty dropped Loeb from third in the results to fourth behind Petter Solberg, but Quesnel said the team accepted the decision that had been handed out.

“The Stewards judged that Daniel had taken off his harness belt too soon when the crew stopped to change a wheel on SS11,” he said. “That said, they took into account the fact that it wasn't dangerous because they were driving slowly at the time.

“We accept the decision.”


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boolbool - Unregistered

May 26, 2009 10:11 PM

if it was anyone els nowone would have known!!!! Seb is under a magnifing glass and is wached on every move he makes if it was anyone els they would have said it was a very fast profesional change... he will kick everybodys **** anyway!!!



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