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Loeb all set for victory?

Just one stage to go and there's no change on Rallye Deutschland, with Sebastien Loeb still on course to take the victory followed by fellow Citroen men Dani Sordo and Sebastien Ogier.
Citroen number one driver Sebastien Loeb came through SS17 and SS18 unscathed and now just the short 4.37 kilometre Trier SSS is all that stands between him and victory #8 in Germany.

The Frenchman has led throughout and currently is on course to head home a Citroen 1-2-3, with Dani Sordo second, 50.6 seconds adrift, and Sebastien Ogier third, now 20.1 seconds up on BP Ford Abu Dhabi WRT man Jari-Matti Latvala.

Petter Solberg is next up and fifth, followed by Britain's Matthew Wilson and F1 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen. Khalid Al-Qassimi, Mark van Eldik and Patrik Sandell complete the top ten.

More to follow post-SS19...


Rallye Deutschland: Overall standings after Stage 18 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 3hours 56mins 19.1secs M
2. Dani Sordo Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC +00mins 50.6secs M
3. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +02mins 15.7secs M
4. Jari-Matti Latvala BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +02mins 35.8secs M
5. Petter Solberg PSWRT Citroen C4 WRC +05mins 22.8secs A8
6. Matthew Wilson Stobart M-Sport Ford Focus WRC +08mins 50.2secs M
7. Kimi Raikkonen Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC +08mins 55.8secs M
8. Khalid Al-Qassimi BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC +17mins 32.8secs A8
9. Mark van Eldik Subaru Impreza S14 WRC +17mins 50.7secs A8
10. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 +17mins 53.2secs S


SWRC Standings after Stage 18 (Top 3):

1. Patrik Sandell Skoda Fabia S2000 4hours 14mins 12.3secs S
2. Martin Prokop Ford Fiesta S2000 +00mins 03.3secs S
3. P-G Andersson Skoda Fabia S2000 +03mins 10.7secs S


PWRC Standings after Stage 18 (Top 3):

1. Armindo Araujo Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4hours 22mins 29.6secs P
2. Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +00mins 18.8secs P
3. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza STi +02mins 28.8secs P


JWRC Standings after Stage 18 (Top 3):

1. Hans Weijs Jr Citroen C2 S1600 4hours 26mins 39.2secs J
2. Aaron Burkart Suzuki Swift S1600 +05mins 15.8secs J
3. Karl Kruuda Suzuki Swift S1600 +11mins 10.3secs J


Notable retirements:

SS2. Henning Solberg Stobart M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000 Mechanical*

SS13. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC Mechanical M*
SS14. Francois Duval Stobart M-Sport Ford Focus WRC Crashed M
SS14. Henning Solberg Stobart M-Sport Ford Fiesta S2000 Engine*

SS15. Ken Block Monster WRT Ford Focus RS WRC Mechanical A8
SS16. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC Gearbox M

* denotes re-started under SupeRally.


all times unofficial



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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), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team

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