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Loeb top in Mexico, penalty demotes Solberg.
2003 World Rally champion Petter Solberg led from the first stage today [Friday] in his new Subaru Impreza WRC2004, setting two fastest times to end leg 1 of the Corona Rally Mexico with a 5.6 second lead over Sebastien Loeb.
However, Solberg's engine would not start at the entrance to the final service park and he and co-driver Phil Mills had to push the car uphill into the time control. They arrived late and incurred a 40 second penalty, which dropped them to fourth. Stewards also later imp