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STOP PRESS: Loeb wins in Mexico

Sebastien Loeb wins in Mexico again, heading home a Citroen 1-2, with Mikko Hirvonen second; Petter Solberg takes the final spot on the podium, after Jari-Matti Latvala rolls in SS22 and retires with just two stages to go...

Citroen's Sebastien Loeb has taken the victory on Rally Mexico today, the third round in the 2012 World Rally Championship.

Loeb began today's leg with a 36.2 second lead and in the end he took the victory comfortably, 42.4 seconds up on Mikko Hirvonen in the sister works DS3 WRC. It was his sixth successive win in Mexico.

Behind Petter Solberg took the final place on the podium for Ford, inheriting the position late on, when team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala rolled out in SS22, the long 54.30 km Guanajuatito test. Solberg also took the Power Stage win, ahead of Loeb and Mads Ostberg, who was fourth overall. Ott Tanak completed the top five.


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Rally Mexico: Overall standings after Stage 24 (Top 10):

1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC 4hours 15mins 32.7secs M
2. Mikko Hirvonen Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 42.4secs M
3. Petter Solberg Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +02mins 11.4secs M
4. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Fiesta RS WRC +04mins 51.5secs M
5. Ott Tanak M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC +05mins 02.6secs M
6. Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar WRT Citroen DS3 WRC +06mins 41.4secs M
7. Armindo Araujo WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC +12mins 46.9secs
8. Sebastien Ogier VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 +14mins 57.8secs
9. Ken Block Monster WRT Fiesta RS WRC +22mins 26.8secs
10. Ricardo Trivino Ford Fiesta RS WRC +23mins 30.7secs

Others

11. Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +23mins 53.3secs P
12. Nicolas Fuchs Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +28mins 03.3secs P


Rally Mexico: Power Stage / SS24 (Top 3):

1. Petter Solberg Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC 3mins 11.4secs M
2. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT DS3 WRC +00mins 01.5secs M
3. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Fiesta RS WRC +00mins 02.7secs M


NOTE: Top three finishers in Power Stage are awarded bonus points. 1st = 3 points; 2nd = 2 points; 3rd = 1 point


PWRC standings after Stage 24 - Top 3:

1. Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4hours 39mins 26.1secs P
2. Nicolas Fuchs Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX +04mins 09.9secs P
3. Michal Kosciuszko Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X +20mins 47.4secs P


Notable retirements:

DNS. Henning Solberg Go Fast Energy WRT Fiesta RS WRC Did not start
SS5. Paulo Nobre WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC Accident*
SS5/SS6. Kevin Abbring VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 Mechanical*
SS6. Thierry Neuville Citroen Junior WRT DS3 WRC Lost a wheel M*

SS14. Paulo Nobre WRC MINI Team Portugal John Cooper Works WRC Accident*
SS16. Kevin Abbring VW Motorsport Skoda Fabia S2000 Mechanical
SS16. Chris Atkinson Monster WRT Fiesta RS WRC Brake failure*
SS20. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Lost a wheel M*

SS22. Chris Atkinson Monster WRT Fiesta RS WRC Suspension
SS22. Evgeny Novikov M-Sport Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Rolled M
SS22/SS23. Jari-Matti Latvala Ford WRT Fiesta RS WRC Rolled M

* re-started under Rally 2 (new name for SupeRally)


all times unofficial



Related Pictures

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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

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