Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Polanski Pulls Out of the Césars

Read more

THE DEBATE

Next stop, Westminster: Supreme Court orders Brexit parliament vote (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Next stop, Westminster: Supreme Court orders Brexit parliament vote (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

Iranian women push boundaries through sport

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Crowds, Lies & Alternative Facts

Read more

ENCORE!

Backstage at the Haute Couture show of designer Julien Fournié

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

President Trump pulls US out of TPP trade deal

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump is rolling back the clock on diversity in the cabinet'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Did France's left inflate turnout figures in round one of the primary?

Read more

Loeb wins, Citroen clinch constructors world title

Video by FRANCE 24

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-10-04

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb, with Spanish teammate Dani Sordo in second place, assuring the constructors world title for Citroen on Sunday. In the driver's standings, Loeb is one point behind Finn rival Mikko Hirvonen with only one race to go.

AFP - Frenchman Sebastien Loeb took another step towards a sixth consecutive world rally championship title by winning the Rally of Spain, his sixth victory of the season, here on Sunday.
   
In finishing one-two, Loeb and Spaniard Dani Sordo assured the constructors world title for Citroen.
   
Loeb finished the weekend 12secs ahead of Citroen teammate Sordo, and a massive 54sec ahead of title rival Mikko Hirvonen of Finland.
   
Hirvonen, driving a Ford Focus, finished third to retain the championship lead but he now has only a one-point lead going into the 12th and final race at the Rally of Britain in Wales on October 23-25.
   
Hirvonen's presence has injected some much needed excitement into this year's championship and the Finn has pushed Loeb hard but with the race going right to the wire the Frenchman's experience could prove crucial.
   
Loeb looked to have closed to within one point of Hirvonen after winning the Rally of Australia in early September but the Finn was awarded the victory after stewards found that Loeb's Citroen anti-rollbars did not conform to FIA technical configurations.
  

Date created : 2009-10-04

COMMENT(S)