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Sebastien Loeb races into first place in Mexico

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Latest update : 2010-03-08

France's Sebastien Loeb raced into first place at the Rally of Mexico Sunday. Driving a Citroen C4, Loeb simultaneously snatched his 55th world championship victory and his fourth in Mexico.

AFP - France's Sebastien Loeb, driving a Citroen C4, won the Rally of Mexico on Sunday, his 55th career world championship victory.

It was the world champion's fourth win in Mexico following triumphs in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Loeb finished ahead of Norway's Petter Solberg and compatriot Sebastien Ogier, both also in Citroens.

They were neck-and-neck in Sunday's closing stages with just 0.6sec separating them ahead of the final super-special in Leon.

Victory gave six-time world champion Loeb a six-point lead in the 2010 championship standings over Mikko Hirvonen, who won in Sweden last time out.

Hirvonen, and fellow Ford Focus driver Jari-Matti Latvala, finished fourth and fifth on Sunday following a race where Citroen dominated the gravel tracks from the start.

Date created : 2010-03-07

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