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Loeb ends 2010 on high with Rally GB victory

Andreas Mikkelsen, who will race in the IRC next year for Skoda UK, completed the top ten and he was delighted to take the SWRC victory: “That was my first rally with Skoda - and to do so well shows the potential for next year,” he said.

The SWRC provided much of the final day drama firstly with Jari Ketomaa rolling out of the title battle and then Craig Breen snatching second place on the penultimate stage. Third was enough, however, for Xavier Pons to clinch the title.

Ott Tanak comfortably won the PWRC category but a crash for Martin Semerad on Margam 1 promoted Armindo Araujo to second place en-route to his second PWRC title. Third place made the trip from New Zealand worthwhile for Hayden Paddon.

The World Rally Championship now takes a break before the new era gets underway in Sweden in February next year.


by Peter Hughes



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Podium, 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
Podium, Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Podium, Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Daniel Elena (MON), Citroën C4, Citroën Total World Rally Team

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slightlysideways

November 14, 2010 10:30 PM

Well done Loeb that was a serious piece of driving... sorry not to see Petter on the top step after all his commitment to the sport. Disappointing run from Dani and Mikko. If only Latvala didn't burst that tyre it would have been a great spectacle to the end. Malcolm has some serious thinking to do. Matt must be shown the door perhaps he could make the tea for the team. Mikko should be given his seat, Petter should be taken on (it's been 10 years, get over it Malcolm) to the A team with Latvala. That would be a very strong line up well capable of toppling Citroen next year. Oops I forgot money comes before talent..........

Chris - Unregistered

November 14, 2010 5:28 PM

I hope that brings to a close the WRC career of one Matt 'hapless' Wilson. A 5 year plan that delivered nothing, no wins, 0 podiums. In keeping with his previous 64 rallies our comedy Cumbrian's 7th Rally GB was so underwhelming. Unlikely I know, but I hope Malcolm, Ford, Stobbart, Monster wake up and realise what the rest of us already know that Hapless is as useful as @rse gravy. Utter disgrace.



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