Sbastien Loeb scored his seventh consecutive victory on Rallye Deutschland this weekend to claim the lead in the FIA World Rally Championship, while team-mate Dani Sordo came home second in the sister Citron C4 WRC.
The first 1-2 finish of the year for Citron propelled it to the top of the Manufacturer's standings, and made it the third most successful manufacturer in the history of the WRC.
Loeb and his co-driver, Daniel Elena, dominated the event from the beginning, winning 14 of 19 stages. He is now leading the Driver's standings by four points from Ford's Mikko Hirvonen, with five rounds left.
Citron has now won in Germany eight times in a row and is eight points clear in the Manufacturer's standings after the weekend's double win."After beating our main rival on his home event in Finland, we had no intention of letting anybody else take victory in Germany," Loeb said.
Results from Rallye Deutschland
1st. S Loeb/ D Elena (Citron C4) 3h26m 19.7sec
2nd. D Sordo/ M Marti (Citron C4) + 47.7sec
3rd. F Duval/ P Pivato (Ford Focus) + 1min 20sec
4th. M Hirvonen/ J Lehtinen (Ford Focus) + 1min 30.1sec
5th. P Solberg/ P Mills (Subaru Impreza) + 2min 35.3sec
6th. C Atkinson/ S Prevot (Subaru Impreza) + 4min 45.9sec
FIA World Rally Championship Manufacturers standings after round 10
1st. Citron Total - 123 pts
2nd. Ford BP - 115 pts
3rd. Subaru - 69 pts
4th. Stobart Ford - 51 pts
5th. Munchi's Ford - 19 pts
6th. Suzuki - 13 pts
FIA World Rally Championship Drivers standings after round 10
1st. S Loeb, 76 pts
2nd. M Hirvonen, 72 pts
3rd. D Sordo, 43 pts
4th. C Atkinson, 40 pts
5th. JM Latvala, 34 pts
6th. P Solberg, 27 pts
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