SS16: Loeb widens the gap

Published on 07/05/2009 à 19:34

Pierre Tassel

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Sébastien Loeb (Citroen C4 WRC), leader of Rally from Turkey since the previous special, set the best time in SS16, increasing his lead over Petter Solberg (Citroën C4 WRC, + 11??7) and Mikko Hirvonen (Citroën C4 WRC, + 15??6). “ I am very happy with my time, declared the Frenchman. You have to stay very vigilant but I attacked hard without making any mistakes, so I'm very happy. We must continue to attack », concludes a six-time World Champion determined to widen the gap as wide as possible before the last day of competition.

Sébastien Ogier (Citroën C4 WRC) set the second fastest time in this SS16 but lost three minutes in the previous special due to a puncture. “ It?s hard to continue now, he confided, I no longer have the motivation. I still have to finish and accumulate experience. » Leader of the SS at SS14, he is now fifth.

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