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Loeb in control still in Spain

In the support categories, Nasser Al-Attiyah continues to lead the SWRC, but Juho Hanninen is now just 0.4 seconds back, after Al-Attiyah went off in SS10 and damaged his gearbox intercooler. As for the PWRC, Patrik Flodin has managed to pull out a bit of a gap. Michal Kosciuszko had cut the margin to 2.9 seconds after SS9, but he lost out on the repeat loop, ending the day 11 seconds adrift.

In terms of retirements, there were no major casualties today and so no one joined Petter Solberg and Kimi Raikkonen on the sidelines. Ken Block incidentally re-started under the SupeRally this morning and finished the day 31st - his best time an eighth quickest effort in SS9.

The event now concludes on Sunday with 102.62 competitive kilometres on the bill, again comprising two loops of three stages.

SS13, the 26.51 km-run through Santa Marina 1 begins at 07.02 hours local time [06.02 hours UK time].


Rally de Espana: Overall standings after Stage 12 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 3hours 06mins 01.3secs M
2. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 27.6secs M
3. Mikko Hirvonen Ford Abu Dhabi WRT Fiesta RS WRC +01mins 51.8secs M
4. Dani Sordo MINI WRT John Cooper Works +02mins 29.2secs
5. Sebastien Ogier Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +03mins 41.4secs M
6. Kris Meeke MINI WRT John Cooper Works +04mins 11.9secs
7. Mads Ostberg M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +04mins 49.1secs M
8. Henning Solberg M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +06mins 42.0secs
9. Evgeny Novikov Citroen DS3 WRC +07mins 19.8secs M
10. Matthew Wilson M-Sport Stobart Ford Fiesta RS WRC +08mins 48.8secs M

Others:

11. Dennis Kuipers FERM Powertools Ford Fiesta RS WRC +09mins 14.7secs M
12. Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000 +10mins 12.6secs S
13. Juho Hanninen Skoda Fabia S2000 +10mins 13.0secs S
14. Martin Prokop Ford Fiesta S2000 +10mins 59.3secs S
16. Khalid Al-Qassimi Team Abu Dhabi Fiesta RS WRC +11mins 08.7secs M
19. Federico Villagra Munchi's Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +14mins 00.4secs M
21. Peter van Merksteijn Van Merksteijn Citroen DS3 WRC +15mins 27.2secs M
24. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza +18mins 16.7secs P
29. Daniel Oliviera Brazil WRT MINI John Cooper Works +31mins 27.7secs M
31. Ken Block Monster WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC +33mins 21.6secs M*


SWRC standings after Stage 12 (Top 3):

1. Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000 3hours 16mins 13.9secs S
2. Juho Hanninen Skoda Fabia S2000 +00mins 00.4secs S
3. Martin Prokop Ford Fiesta S2000 +00mins 46.7secs S


PWRC standings after Stage 12 (Top 3):

1. Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza 3hours 24mins 18.0secs P
2. Michal Kosciuszko Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +00mins 11.0secs P
3. Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +07mins 52.3secs P


Notable retirements:

SS1. Petter Solberg PSWRT Citroen DS3 WRC Broken wheel M
SS1. Ken Block Monster WRT Ford Fiesta RS WRC Broken steering M*
SS3. Kimi Raikkonen ICE1 Racing Citroen DS3 WRC Engine M

* denotes re-started under SupeRally

all times unofficial




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Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (FRA), Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team

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