Sebastien Loeb wins Rally Germany for 9th time
Frenchman Sebastien Loeb made up for last year’s disappointment
by dominating the Rally Germany to win the race for the ninth time
The eight-time world champion finished with a comfortable lead
of 2 minutes and 0.1 seconds over Ford driver Jari-Matti Latvala,
with Citroen teammate Mikko Hirvonen 31.3 seconds further back in
Compatriot Sebastien Ogier won the race last year, breaking
Loeb’s run of eight straight wins.
Loeb won two stages on day three, finishing 2.2 seconds faster
that Hirvonen in the third and final stage to make it nine wins
from 15 overall. Ford driver Petter Solberg claimed the second
stage on the final day.