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Loeb moves closer to another title

Sebastien Loeb moves closer to another WRC title with victory in Germany
Sebastien Loeb has moved closer to taking a seventh World Rally Championship title after another win on Rally Deutschland.

The Citroen driver continued his dominant form on the challenging asphalt stages as he picked up victory for the eighth successive season, heading a Citroen 1-2-3 ahead of Dani Sordo and Sebastien Ogier.

A 59th career wins means the Frenchman now heads Ogier by 58 points and puts him in a position where he could secure the title next time out in Japan.

“The most important is to win it [the title],” he said. “It doe not matter where. We will definitely try to go for the win in Japan.

“It's always a great pleasure to win in Germany. I love driving the C4 WRC on asphalt and it's all the more motivating when you're in front of such a large, enthusiastic crowd. Once again I was able to count on a perfect, quick and reliable car that really got the best out of the tyres.

“This is my fifth win in 2010 and brings me one step closer to my ultimate aim – my seventh world title on the trot.”



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Kiko - Unregistered

August 24, 2010 2:54 PM

Loeb already had about 14 or so victories whilst McRae, Sainz, Solberg and Gronholm were racing. He IS class. Perhaps not nearly 60 victories class but I think he is the GOAT.



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