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Loeb takes historic second Finland win

In terms of retirements a number of runners went out, most noticeably Jari Ketomaa, who had led after SS1 and who had been running fifth in his privately entered Fiesta RS WRC, until he went off the road in SS8. Evgeny Novikov also failed to finish in another Fiesta, but he was sidelined by mechanical issues.

MINI WRC men Kris Meeke and Dani Sordo also failed to get to the end, both forced out on the final loop on 'precautionary' grounds after overheating problems – a shame as they were both on course for drivers' points, with Sordo in P7 and Meeke in P10 post-SS16.

The WRC now heads to Germany in three weeks time for the first asphalt event of the season.




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Chris - Unregistered

August 01, 2011 3:34 PM

Daffydd, on your reasoning Jari Ketomaa was the 'moral victor' also as he was the quickest before his indiscretion. The victor is the victor when the clocks stops. Mikko wasn't the victor because he crashed. Couldn't handle the pressure, again. Yet further, 'moral' victors only apply if something happens beyond a driver's control e.g. a silly time penalty that robs someone of a win (Loeb's 2 min penalty in Monte Carlo '02 springs to mind). Mikko crashing is not in the category of garnering any sympathy. He crashed. Loeb didn't.



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