SS20: Latvala inches closer to Loeb

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30 July 2011 - 16:50
SS20: Latvala inches closer to (...)

Jari-Matti Latvala continues to edge closer to Neste Oil Rally Finland leader Sebastien Loeb after going faster than the seven-time world champion on stage 20, Jukojarvi.

Latvala is now 10.3s behind Loeb with two stages of the high-speed world championship qualifier remaining.

“It went well, I pushed hard but went wide in a few places,” said Ford driver Latvala.

Citroen ace Loeb said: “I made no mistakes and found a good rhythm. I hope it will be enough for the victory.”

Sebastien Ogier was third fastest through the stage and slips to 3.3s behind Latvala. Mikko Hirvonen, who was quickest on the test, has moved ahead of Petter Solberg into fourth position.

Pos.DriverCarTime
01 S. LOEB / D. ELENA Citroën DS3 WRC 2h34m29.4s
02 J. LATVALA / M. ANTTILA Ford Fiesta RS WRC +10.3s
03 S. OGIER / J. INGRASSIA Citroën DS3 WRC +13.6s
04 M. HIRVONEN / J. LEHTINEN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1m12.0s
05 P. SOLBERG / C. PATTERSSON Citroën DS3 WRC +1m15.5s
06 M. ØSTBERG / J. ANDERSSON Ford Fiesta RS WRC +1m26.0s
07 H. SOLBERG / I. MINOR Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3m25.3s
08 M. WILSON / S. MARTIN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3m49.0s
09 K. RAIKKONEN / K. LINDSTRÖM Citroën DS3 WRC +3m55.1s
10 J. HANNINEN / M. MARKKULA Skoda Fabia S2000 +4m58.8s
11 D. SORDO / C. DEL BARRIO MINI WRC +6m12.4s
12 D. KUIPERS / F. MICLOTTE Ford Fiesta RS WRC +7m27.4s
13 M. PROKOP / J. TOMÁNEK FORD Fiesta S2000 +7m32.8s
14 O. TÄNAK / K. SIKK FORD Fiesta S2000 +8m30.4s
15 P. ANDERSSON / E. AXELSSON Subaru Impreza R4 +9m29.2s

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