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Loeb wins Rallye Deutschland, remains unbeatable

In the other support categories, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo pilot Armindo Araujo took the PWRC honours – 24.4 seconds up on Hayden Paddon, while Hans Weijs Jr was the JWRC victor in his Citroen C2 1600, 5 minutes up on Aaron Burkart.

"This was only my second asphalt rally. We didn't think we could win the PWRC here. It was easier than I thought," said Araujo.

Weijs Jr added: "We pushed right from the start, the competition however has made mistakes and so we could win the JWRC quite easily. It was great fun."

As for retirees, the Rallye Deutschland claimed two major scalps, BP Ford Abu Dhabi number one, Mikko Hirvonen and WRC returnee, Francois Duval.

Duval crashed out heavily on Saturday, when he rolled his Stobart Ford Focus RS WRC car in SS14. He had been running fifth.

Hirvonen also retired on day two, with mechanical problems sidelining him in the penultimate test. He re-joined under the SupeRally today, only to retire again after SS16 with gearbox issues. His failure to score means mathematically speaking he has no chance of beating Loeb and winning the 2010 WRC drivers' title.

The 2010 FIA World Rally Championship now continues next month with Rally Japan, which runs from September 10-12.



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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

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