Latvala wins Wales Rally GB, Loeb 2nd
Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland won the Wales Rally GB on Sunday,
finishing 27.8 seconds clear of championship leader Sebastien Loeb
to claim a second victory of the season.
Loeb edged Petter Solberg to second place to take a 61-point
lead in the overall standings, meaning the Citroen driver is likely
to clinch a ninth straight title in his home French Rally at the
start of October.
Latvala, driving a Ford, wasn’t headed after taking the lead
after Friday’s third stage, with Loeb and Solberg never threatening
the 24.5-second advantage he held from Saturday.
The Finn, who also won the Wales Rally GB last year, says ”this
is a fantastic feeling. It’s one of my favorite rallies … and it
feels amazing to win again after such a big battle.”