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Stobart Ford’s Mads Ostberg, PG Andersson and Evgeny Novikov had all battled for top three positions at times during day one, but in the end the team’s only top finisher was Ostberg in fifth.
Ogier closes in with home victory. Ogier hangs on as Sordo closes in. Knowing that team orders will be applied at some point before the finish, and with no need to push to catch Meeke now, Hirvonen is now taking it fennis in fifth. I went wide and didn’t have the grip from the front tyres.
Loeb retires early in France.
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But it was to no avail as he was running under superally following a crash on Friday morning. F1 offers hints at grid penalty alternatives F1. Sebastien Ogier edged away from Dani Sordo through the second afternoon of the Rally of France, and will take a 9. We tried ‘everything’ to keep Ricciardo.
Tomorrow we will try to continue like that. Hirvonen won all three stages on the Sunday morning, despite running first on the road, to pull away from Ostberg. F1 Co-drivef How Alonso pulverised Vandoorne. We’ve had good results in 6 rallies.
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The whole year I have been waiting for a victory. Arabic French Russian Mobile. The car has exceeded expectations, we’re at a very good level and know where we have to be. The World Do-driver finished the rally down in sixth.
You may also like. Petter Solberg also had a shot at victory, but after winning the rally’s opening stage, a turbo issue cost him 40s on SS2.
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All the six continents this year were represented, its fantastic, its what we want. Mads Ostberg was a lonely sixth in the top Stobart Ford. Racing Multimedia Videos Photos.
Andersson recovered back up to seventh position after his problems on the first day, although power steering issues on Saturday meant that he lost this position, temporarily, to Kimi Raikkonenbefore regaining it on Sunday morning. Raikkonen opts not to rejoin rally.
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Dani Sordo had also been running in the top six in the sister car before crashing on Friday. Mikko Hirvonen led for a while early on and was in a close battle with Loeb on Friday when a puncture cost him just under a minute. His regular team-mate Evgeny Novikov switched to a Citroen Racing Tecnologies entry this weekend to sample the DS3 and beat Stobart’s Henning Solberg to take his first points of the year in seventh.
Up to then, the Finn and title rival Sebastien Loeb had been swapping the lead in an extremely tight battle, but Hirvonen’s exit meant Loeb knew by Friday night that his eighth straight championship was in the bag.
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Jari-Matti Latvala clinches Rally GB victory for Ford
In a bizarre turn of events, the Norwegian privateer later had to hand over control of his car to co-driver Chris Patterson for the final road section and special stage, having been caught speeding by police earlier in the event and prevented from driving. Racing News – October 19 It was co-diver big challenge for the first year, Ford has been playing the game with us.
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