SS18: Ogier holding on with one stage remaining

Top-three covered by 5.7s with Power Stage left to run

By Franck Drui

29 May 2011 - 17:34
SS18: Ogier holding on with one (...)

Petter Solberg has won the penultimate stage of Rally Argentina as Sebastien Ogier managed to cling on to his overall lead at the wheel of his factory Citroen DS3 WRC.

Ogier, who is driving without the aid of power steering following his earlier roll, is 3.3s clear of team-mate Sebastien Loeb with Mikko Hirvonen a further 2.4s further back in his works Fiesta.

The top 12 drivers tackled the event in reverse order in preparation for the rally-closing Power Stage.

Standings after SS18:

01 S. OGIER / J. INGRASSIA Citroën DS3 WRC 4h01m33.0s
02 S. LOEB / D. ELENA Citroën DS3 WRC +3.3s
03 M. HIRVONEN / J. LEHTINEN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +5.7s
04 P. SOLBERG / C. PATTERSSON Citroën DS3 WRC +36.4s
05 M. ØSTBERG / J. ANDERSSON Ford Fiesta RS WRC +5m16.9s
06 F. VILLAGRA / J. PÉREZ COMPANC Ford Fiesta RS WRC +6m48.3s
07 J. LATVALA / M. ANTTILA Ford Fiesta RS WRC +11m37.5s
08 M. WILSON / S. MARTIN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +13m34.1s
09 H. PADDON / J. KENNARD Subaru Impreza +25m33.0s
10 P. FLODIN / M. ANDERSSON Subaru Impreza +33m20.9s
11 D. TAGIROV / A. ZAVERSHINSKAYA Subaru Impreza +38m53.6s
12 N. FUCHS / F. MUSSANO Mitsubishi Evo X +42m43.6s
13 R. ORLANDINI / J. CILLONIZ Mitsubishi Evo IX +47m20.5s
14 M. SEMERAD / M. ERNST Mitsubishi Evo IX +47m38.9s
15 B. GUERRA / B. ROZADA Mitsubishi Evo X +48m35.9s



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