WRC »

Loeb wins and secures 6th title

Wilson continued: “It's been a tough weekend and a frustrating day on Friday. The car hasn't been great but yesterday was okay in the afternoon. We still don't know fully about next year but hopefully we will be back and will keep the momentum from this year to improve even more.

“Potentially we could have had a few better results this year but overall it's been a good year. Just a shame I couldn't have driven better on this, my home event.”

Jari-Matti Latvala and Citroen Junior Team man, Conrad Rautenbach rounded out the points' scorers' in seventh and eighth, the former having lost time on Friday with driveshaft problems and then with an off earlier today.

“It's been a very character building weekend. We have had a few issues, both from the car and with my driving with silly mistakes. There have been more lows than highs this year but now I just want to forget about rallying for just a moment and focus on something else and get my head ready for 2010,” said the BP Ford Abu Dhabi #2.

Of the rest, Eyvind Brynildsen initially came in ninth and took the Production Car World Rally Championship win, followed by Armindo Araujo, Martin Prokop, Steve Perez, Aaron Burkart, Toshi Arai and Martin Semerad.

Brynildsen dominated the P-WRC category in his Skoda Fabia S2000 and eventually triumphed by over 2 minutes. However post-event he was excluded for a technical infringement – non-conforming brakes. That handed Prokop the P-WRC honours.

The World Rally Championship now takes a sizeable break, before the new season begins with the Swedish Rally in February 2010.




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
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) 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) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen (FIN), Ford Focus RS WRC08, BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally Team and Sebastien Loeb (FRA), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sebastien Loeb (Fra) Daniel Elena (FC) Citroen WRT Citroen C4   Rd 10 WRC Repco Rally Australia Tweed Valley NSW Australia

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


Chris - Unregistered

October 25, 2009 12:41 PM

Loeb, never in doubt. Pure class. However, next won't be so easy. Depsite not managing the stated objective of a podium in the second half of the season or even the stated objective for Rally GB that being a top 5 finish it's all set for legend Matt Wilson next year. It's all coming together so nicely. Years 1 - 4 of the 5 year plan are complete with a single fourth place finish in Japan 2007 being his best result. That is the perfect springboard for a title charge in 2010. Is Billy Hill taking bets for 2010 yet? Get in soon before the odds shorten.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.