Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE DEBATE

It's all about Trump: how effective will the Democratic Party campaign be?

Read more

FOCUS

Indian women on frontline of battle against alcohol

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

35 hours: Are French workers lazy?

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Race to the White House: Hillary Clinton's popularity problem

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

HRW chief Kenneth Roth: 'Putin cares about European public opinion'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Facebook profits soar 186% as user numbers surge

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Turkey: 'Once upon a time, there was a democracy'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Priest attack: 'After the shock, now come the questions'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: Thousands welcome opposition leader Tshisekedi after two-year absence

Read more

Sports

Loeb wins rally of Great Britain and secures sixth world title

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-10-26

Citroen's Sebastien Loeb took his sixth successive World Rally Championship title with a final win in the Rally of Great Britain ahead of Finnish rival Mikko Hirvonen (Ford).

AFP - Sebastien Loeb of France in a Citroen C4 won the Rally of Great Britain here on Sunday to clinch the World Rally championship for the sixth straight year.
   
In the 12th and last leg of the season, Loeb's sole remaining rival for the title, Mikko Hirvonen of Finland, driving a Ford Focus clawed his way back to within 18 seconds of the overnight leader by winning the first two special stages on Sunday.
   
But his chances soon vanished as the hood of his car burst open on the next special forcing him to stop in order to close it.
   
That allowed Loeb to stretch his lead to 1 minute 25 seconds after the 15th special stage at Port Talbot with just 22 kilometres to cover in the final special to retain his world title.
   
It was Loeb's seventh win of the season and the 54th of his career.
   

Date created : 2009-10-25

  • RALLY OF GREAT BRITAIN

    Loeb increases lead in British title-decider

    Read more

  • RALLY OF GREAT BRITAIN

    Loeb takes narrow lead over Hirvonen after day one

    Read more

COMMENT(S)