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A good start for Citroen

Latest update : 2008-04-26

Citroen is on the rise as the second day of the Rally of Jordan comes to an end. Spaniard Daniel Sordo leads the competition after winning the first three stages. Mikko Hirvonen won the fifth leg ahead of world champion Citroen driver Sebastien Loeb.

Spanish Citroen C4 driver Dani Sordo leads the early standings in the Rally of Jordan after capturing the first three stages near Amman on Friday.
  
This fifth leg of the 2008 season is a new addition to the world rally championship and Sordo clearly benefited from a reconnaissance trip to check out the circuit last year as he set the early pace.
  
But after holding his fire on unknown territory his Citroen teammate and four-time world champion Sebastien Loeb, hit back with a win in stage four.
  
The following special fell to the younger of Ford's two Finnish drivers, Jari-Matti Latvala, with Loeb bagging the second of the day in stage six.
  
That left Sordi with a 10.4sec advantage over Loeb with Latvala a further second off the pace and his Ford teammate Mikko Hirvonen in fourth, 20.7s adrift.
  
At the midday break Norway's former champion Petter Solberg was lying fourth but he suffered a premature exit when his Subaru Impreza suffered mechanical failure which proved fatal in stage six.
  
Loeb turned up in Jordan heading the 2008 drivers' standings by five points from Hirvonen.

Date created : 2008-04-25

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