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Loeb extends lead, Petter puts in charge

"I wasn't happy with my brakes this afternoon though and I think this cost us some valuable time. We're going to change the ride height for tomorrow but everything else will just depend on the conditions in the morning."

F1 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen incidentally, was able to re-join the fold this morning under the SupeRally, and having started in 26th he has hauled himself back up to 14th, posting an eighth quickest time and two sixths this afternoon.

"The entire team did a great job [to fix my car]. This morning my Citroen C4 WRC was as good as new and we were able to drive at our usual speed in order to accumulate all the kilometres that we need to make progress," said Kimi.

"On the last two stages I pushed a bit more on soft tyres. Tomorrow we'll try to get back into the top 10 even though I think we're a bit far off still. It's going to be interesting, whatever happens!"

In the JWRC, Thierry Neuville still leads in his Citroen C2 S1600, 51.1 seconds up on Hans Weijs. Yeray Lemes completes the Junior top three.

The action now continues on Sunday and the final leg includes 94.5 competitive kilometres split over two loops of two stages. SS11, the 29.53 kilometre-run through Muhovo 1, begins at 08.46 hours local time.


Rally Bulgaria: Overall standings after Stage 10 / Day 2 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 2hours 12mins 49.3secs M
2. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 40.5secs M
3. Petter Solberg PSWRT Citroen C4 WRC +00mins 45.2secs A8
4. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +02mins 05.7secs M
5. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +02mins 50.4secs M
6. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +03mins 33.1secs M
7. Per-Gunnar Andersson Stobart Ford Focus WRC +04mins 35.8secs M
8. Frigyes Turan Peugeot 307 WRC +05mins 39.2secs A8
9. Matthew Wilson Stobart Ford Focus WRC +07mins 34.7secs M
10. Henning Solberg Stobart Ford Fiesta S2000 +10mins 04.6secs N4

Other:

14. Kimi Raikkonen Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +12mins 51.1secs M


JWRC Standings after Stage 10 / Day 2 (Top 3):

1. Thierry Neuville Citroen C2 S1600 2hours 24mins 11.1secs J
2. Hans Weijs Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 51.1secs J
3. Yeray Lemes Renault C2 S16000 +01mins 41.9secs J


Notable retirements:

SS4. Kimi Raikkonen Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC Crashed M*

* denotes elected/able to re-start under SupeRally.


all times unofficial




Related Pictures

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Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team

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unwiped bottom - Unregistered

July 10, 2010 11:57 PM

Matthew Wilson has to be the most useless rally driver and most undeserving since Freddy Loix. He seems to get worse and worse every year. He should be ashamed of himself. His Daddy should be ashamed of himself. Ford Should be ashamed of themselves and same goes with all of Wilsons 3 fans.

Twin Cam Sam - Unregistered

July 10, 2010 8:50 PM

Cheers, Chris. Wilson 7m 34.7s behind the leader, 3 mins behind P G Tips in his first event in the same car - with limited testing, and 2 mins behind Frigyes Turan in an ageing Peugeot 307 WRC who ever he is ? (but fairplay to him !) And it's only the end of Day 2 ! We used to take the p155 when he regularly finished 7th, now he's ninth. Why do Stobart continue to pour money down the drain ? If Malcolm's not careful, Ford and Stobart will pull the plug. The BP Abu Dhabi AND Stobart teams need a radical overhaul - if I was Mr Ford, I'd be thinking about a change of preparation specialist......



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