Sebastien Loeb triumphed at the 2011 Rally d’Italia Sardegna

Article by Christian A., on May 8, 2011

Sebastien Loeb’s lead in the points race for the 2011 World Rally Championship just got bigger as he got his second win of the season in Rally d’Italia – Sardegna. He drove first on the dusty roads at Sardegna but he still led the timing reports midway through the Friday running and he maintained his lead until he reached the finish line.

The only real threat to the reigning world champion was Ford’s Mikko Hirvonen, who got a lead over Loeb during the first few hours of Day 1 but Hirvonen was delayed by more than a minute when his tire got punctured.

Loeb had the lead from that point on while Hirvonen had to settle for second place. Petter Solberg performed well during the weekend in Italy. After he won the first stage of the rally, he met some turbo issues with his Citroen DS3 WRC.

Towards the end, Solberg was able to take advantage of Sebastien Ogier’s broken suspension in the penultimate stage of the rally to grab third place. Ogier benefited from Kris Meeke’s retirement when his throttle was broken and he had to exit two stages before the finish line.

Notably, Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala was anticipated to take the win as he took 9 out of 18 stage wins this weekend but then he crashed. Placing sixth was Dani Sordo who was MINI’s best placed official driver at the WRC.

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