SS13: Latvala loses lead in Argentina

Citroen ace Ogier moves into lead as Ford driver drops back

By Franck Drui

28 May 2011 - 21:20
SS13: Latvala loses lead in Argentina

Sebastien Ogier has shot into the lead of Rally Argentina after Jari-Matti Latvala’s Ford Fiesta RS WRC developed a mechanical fault on stage 13.

Latvala was 21.8s slower than stage winner Ogier through the test and drops 11.2s behind the Citroen DS3 WRC driver as a result. Petter Solberg is 4.2s behind Latvala in third.

With two stages remaining before overnight service Latvala could lose further ground if the mechanical failure, a broken compression strut, can’t be rectified.

Standings after SS13:

01 S. OGIER / J. INGRASSIA Citroën DS3 WRC 2h56m25.2s
02 J. LATVALA / M. ANTTILA Ford Fiesta RS WRC +11.2s
03 P. SOLBERG / C. PATTERSSON Citroën DS3 WRC +15.4s
04 M. HIRVONEN / J. LEHTINEN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +38.5s
05 S. LOEB / D. ELENA Citroën DS3 WRC +56.3s
06 M. ØSTBERG / J. ANDERSSON Ford Fiesta RS WRC +4m14.7s
07 F. VILLAGRA / J. PÉREZ COMPANC Ford Fiesta RS WRC +5m11.2s
08 M. WILSON / S. MARTIN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +6m01.9s
09 H. PADDON / J. KENNARD Subaru Impreza +19m19.2s
10 P. FLODIN / M. ANDERSSON Subaru Impreza +27m27.7s
11 K. BLOCK / A. GELSOMINO Ford Fiesta RS WRC +27m30.3s
12 M. KOSCIUSZKO / M. SZCZEPANIAK Mitsubishi Evo X +27m36.1s
13 D. TAGIROV / A. ZAVERSHINSKAYA Subaru Impreza +28m53.7s
14 A. KREMER / K. WICHA Mitsubishi Evo X +33m12.2s
15 N. FUCHS / F. MUSSANO Mitsubishi Evo X +33m31.0s



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