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Ogier claims French honours, Loeb DNF reignites title fight

Tanak dominated the SWRC this weekend and eventually beat Eyvind Brynildsen by just over 2.5 minutes. Martin Prokop was third in the SWRC.

As for the WRC Academy, Alistair Fisher took his maiden victory when Yeray Lemes was handed a five-minute penalty after the finish, dropping the Spaniard to third. Jose Suarez was second.

In terms of retirements, in addition to Loeb, Kris Meeke and Kimi Raikkonen also failed to finish. Raikkonen went out on the road section between SS2 and SS3, after a bizarre collision with Henning Solberg that ended with the F1 2007 world champion in a ditch. Meeke retired on Saturday, crashing out in SS13, while running fifth overall.

The 2011 WRC now heads to Spain later this month, with the penultimate round running from October 20-23.


STOP PRESS: Petter Solberg was excluded after the event when his car was found to be underweight [see separate story - CLICK HERE].




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Mrploppy - Unregistered

October 02, 2011 10:10 PM

Although its exiting to have 3 drivers fighting for the title i feel that if hirvonen wins it will be rather hollow as all season long hes been slow & inconsistant and the only reason hes in contention is because of jm latvala who is twice the driver hes is. So i would like to see ogier win as he has single handedly made the wrc exiting this year!!!



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