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Citroen's Record Year With Loeb

Loeb claims victory at Wales Rally GB

Dec 9, 2008
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Sebastien Loeb claimed victory at Wales Rally GB for the first time in his record-breaking career. Loeb's performance, along with fellow Citroen driver, Dani Sordo, who placed third, guaranteed Citroen the 2008 Manufacturer's world title - adding to the Company's 2003, 2004 and 2005 titles in the World Rally Championship.

Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena, who had already picked up the Driver's title earlier in the season, put on a fantastic performance on the twisty tracks of the Rheola forest in Wales and the frozen terrain through Margam Park. Loeb's Citroen C4 WRC took a decisive victory in the year's very last stage, which allowed Sebastien to become the first Frenchman to win Britain's round of the WRC.

With a total of 11 wins this year, Loeb and Elena have also set a new record for the highest number of world-class wins in a single season.

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"There couldn't be a better reward for this team and the fantastic season it has put in," beamed Sebastien Loeb. "The added bonus of winning this weekend's highly complex event is the icing on the cake. To have succeeded in steering clear of all the potential pitfalls to finally finish ahead of our rivals is tremendously satisfying."

Results for 76th Wales Rally GB

1. S Loeb/D Elena (Citroen C4) 2 h 43 min 09.6sec
2. JM Latvala/M Anttila (Ford Focus) + 12.7sec
3. D Sordo/M Marti (Citroen C4)+ 1 min 20.6sec
4. P Solberg/P Mills (Subaru Impreza)+ 1 min 59.6sec
5. PG Andersson/J Andersson (Suzuki X4) + 4 min 04.1sec
6. F Duval/D Giraudet (Ford Focus) + 5 min 07.8sec

FIA World Rally Championship's rankings for Manufacturers

1. Citroen-Total, 191 points
2. Ford, 173 pts
3. Subaru, 98 pts
4. Stobart, 67 pts
5. Suzuki, 34 pts
6. Munchi's, 22 pts

FIA World Rally Championship for Driver Standings

1. S Loeb, 122 points 2. M Hirvonen, 103 pts
3. D Sordo, 65 pts
4. JM Latvala, 58 pts
5. C?Atkinson, 50 pts
6. P Solberg, 46 pts

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