SS9: Latvala’s advantage trimmed to 15 seconds

Stage win for Sebastien Loeb

By Franck Drui

28 May 2011 - 15:51
SS9: Latvala's advantage trimmed to

Jari-Matti Latvala’s overall lead of Rally Argentina has been trimmed to 15 seconds following stage nine, the 16.57-kilometre Las Bajadas-Villa del Dique test.

Running first on the road, Latvala expected to lose some time on the all-gravel stage in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC and ended up fifth fastest, 12.3s behind stage winner Sebastien Loeb, who is running fifth on the road in his factory Citroen DS3 WRC.

Petter Solberg was second fastest through the run and is now 1.5s behind fellow DS3 WRC driver Sebastien Ogier in the overall standings.

Standings after SS9:

01 J. LATVALA / M. ANTTILA Ford Fiesta RS WRC 2h10m44.0s
02 S. OGIER / J. INGRASSIA Citroën DS3 WRC +15.0s
03 P. SOLBERG / C. PATTERSSON Citroën DS3 WRC +16.5s
04 M. HIRVONEN / J. LEHTINEN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +41.9s
05 S. LOEB / D. ELENA Citroën DS3 WRC +1m23.6s
06 M. ØSTBERG / J. ANDERSSON Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3m22.3s
07 M. WILSON / S. MARTIN Ford Fiesta RS WRC +3m56.6s
08 F. VILLAGRA / J. PÉREZ COMPANC Ford Fiesta RS WRC +4m08.5s
09 K. BLOCK / A. GELSOMINO Ford Fiesta RS WRC +8m14.2s
10 H. PADDON / J. KENNARD Subaru Impreza +14m17.3s
11 D. TAGIROV / A. ZAVERSHINSKAYA Subaru Impreza +22m09.8s
12 A. LEVY / D. LEVY Mitsubishi Evo IX +22m44.0s
13 P. FLODIN / M. ANDERSSON Subaru Impreza +23m04.4s
14 M. KOSCIUSZKO / M. SZCZEPANIAK Mitsubishi Evo X +23m22.5s
15 A. KREMER / K. WICHA Mitsubishi Evo X +26m16.0s



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