Loeb makes it six in Mexico
Power Stage joy for Solberg
Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena have extended their lead of the FIA World Rally Championship powered by Nokia with victory on Rally Guanajuato Mexico, their sixth straight success on the demanding gravel contest.
Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen made it a Citroen one-two in second place with Petter Solberg and Chris Patterson completing the podium for the factory Ford team following the demise of team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila.
Loeb and Elena have now claimed two wins from three starts this season and 69 victories in the WRC since their arrival in rallying’s top tier in 1999.
SS24: Power Stage joy for Solberg
Petter Solberg has completed Rally Guanajuato Mexico, round three of the FIA World Rally Championship powered by Nokia, by gaining three bonus points for winning the event-closing Power Stage in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC.
Sebastien Loeb was second fastest to land two bonus points and his sixth victory in Mexico at the wheel of his Citroen DS3 WRC with Mads Ostberg third quickest to gain the final bonus point on offer in his Adapta Fiesta.
M-Sport Fiesta diver Ott Tanak was fourth quickest with factory Citroen driver Mikko Hirvonen and Qatar World Rally Team’s Nasser Al-Attiyah completing the top six.
|01||S. LOEB / D. ELENA||Citroën DS3 WRC||4h15m32.7s|
|02||M. HIRVONEN / J. LEHTINEN||Citroën DS3 WRC||+42.4s|
|03||P. SOLBERG / C. PATTERSON||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||+2m11.4s|
|04||M. ØSTBERG / J. ANDERSSON||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||+4m51.5s|
|05||O. TÄNAK / K. SIKK||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||+5m02.6s|
|06||N. AL ATTIYAH / G. BERNACCHINI||Citroën DS3 WRC||+6m41.4s|
|07||A. ARAÚJO / M. RAMALHO||MINI WRC||+12m46.9s|
|08||S. OGIER / J. INGRASSIA||Skoda Fabia S2000||+14m57.8s|
|09||K. BLOCK / A. GELSOMINO||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||+22m26.8s|
|10||R. TRIVINO / A. HARO||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||+23m30.7s|
|11||B. GUERRA / B. ROZADA||MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo X||+23m53.3s|
|12||N. FUCHS / F. MUSSANO||MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo X||+28m03.3s|
|13||T. NEUVILLE / N. GILSOUL||Citroën DS3 WRC||+30m08.3s|
|14||M. KOSCIUSZKO / M. SZCZEPANIAK||MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo X||+44m40.8s|
|15||G. LINARI / N. ARENA||SUBARU Impreza||+58m35.4s|
|16||T. ERDI JUN / A. TABORSZKI||MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo X||+1h14m56.8s|
|17||R. SALGADO / D. SALGADO||MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo IX||+1h30m22.2s|
|18||R. KARLSSON / M. WALFRIDSSON||MITSUBISHI Lancer Evo X||+1h43m56.5s|
|19||J. CARLOS SARMIENTO / E. TEJADA||PEUGEOT 206 XS||+2h42m29.4s|
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