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Ogier ends Loeb's Rallye Deutschland run

Of the rest, Ford Abu Dhabi WRT's Jari-Matti Latvala was 14th after a catalogue of problems, ahead of Monster WRT man and Gymkhana star Ken Block in 17th and M-Sport Stobart 'guest' runner Aaron Burkart in 23rd.

There were a number retirements, most noticeably in addition to Meeke, M-Sport Stobart's Mads Ostberg. He crashed out this morning in SS16. However he was already running way down the order, after damaging his cars suspension in SS3 on Friday and losing more than 8 minutes. He also had more issues on Saturday with two punctures in the final two stages.

The WRC now heads 'down under' next, with Rally Australia taking place from September 8-11.




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Who Cares - Unregistered

August 22, 2011 7:21 AM

No need to call anyone names guys, I think we finally all agree: Fords have proven they have the pace, but both drivers and cars are not reliable at the kind of speed Citroens are displaying. Stages wins are misleading as more often than not a Ford driver is giving his all after losing all chances whereas the Sebs have the win in their hands. As to the German rally, it's not Ogier who ended Loeb's winning streak, it's Michelin! I can't believe how many punctures have occurred during this rally and I would expect some kind of apology from the manufacturer... Uh oh! Michelin never apologises...



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