Loeb takes early lead at Wales Rally GB
Sebastien Loeb took the overall lead Thursday on the first day
of the Wales Rally GB as the Frenchman closes in on an eighth
straight world title at the season-ending race.
After three stages of the 13th round, the Citroen driver leads
by 0.7 seconds over Finnish title rival Mikko Hirvonen, who is
eight points behind in the championship.
Loeb, Hirvonen and Jari Matti Latvala of Finland each won a
Loeb says on the WRC website that ”it was very slippery. There
was a lot of mud and the grip was changing at every corner.”