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    Day 3 Brief:

    SS16:
    Sebastien Loeb took his fourth win in succession in Corsica on Sunday, but the end of the event was somewhat marred by Ford's use of tactics to move Mikko Hirvonen up to second.

    Loeb completely dominated the thirteenth round in the World Rally Championship, and just like in Spain last weekend, was in a class of his own, leading from start-to-finish in his Citroen C4 WRC car much to the delight of his home fans.

    In total he won 14 of the 16 tests, eventually triumphing by over 3 minutes - although the strategy adopted by the 'Blue Oval' prior to the last test made the margin look double what it should have been.

    It was Seb's tenth victory of the year and his fifth in a row - following wins in Finland, Germany, New Zealand and Spain. Loeb now extends his championship lead to 14 points and with just two rounds to go only needs to score 6 more points to make sure of a record fifth title - something never before done in the history of the WRC.

    BP Ford Abu Dhabi's Mikko Hirvonen had been second pretty much throughout, until a puncture in the first test on Sunday dropped him behind fellow Ford runners Francois Duval and Jari-Matti Latvala. He still took the runners-up spot though, as Duval and Latvala purposely picked up time penalties prior to SS16, which dropped them behind the Finn and down to third and fourth.

    Petter Solberg completed the top five for Subaru - he also lost time with a puncture on the final day SS14 - while Chris Atkinson was sixth in the sister Impreza WRC2008 and Urmo Aava seventh.


    Crash.net/ Day 3 brief

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    Overall times after SS16 / Day 3 - Top 10:
    1. Sebastien Loeb Citroen Total WRT C4 WRC 3hours 42mins 58.0secs M
    2. Mikko Hirvonen BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +03mins 24.7secs M
    3. Francois Duval BP Ford Abu Dhabi Focus RS WRC 08 +03mins 31.6secs M
    4. Jari-Matti Latvala Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +03mins 37.5secs MT
    5. Petter Solberg Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +05mins 35.4secs M
    6. Chris Atkinson Subaru WRT Impreza WRC 2008 +06mins 10.4secs M
    7. Urmo Aava PH Sport-Citroen C4 WRC +07mins 25.2secs A8
    8. Matthew Wilson Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +09mins 02.2secs MT
    9. Mads Ostberg Adapta WRT Subaru WRC +09mins 13.3secs A8
    10. Barry Clark Stobart VK Ford Focus WRC 07 +13mins 38.3secs A8

    Overall JWRC after SS16 / Day 3 - Top 6
    1. Martin Prokop Citroen C2 S1600 4hours 04mins 43.9secs J
    2. Sebastien Ogier Citroen C2 S1600 +00mins 17.7secs J
    3. Pierre Campana Renault Clio R3 MAXI +00mins 53.3secs J
    4. Pierre Marche Suzuki Swift +02mins 07.9secs J
    5. Aaron Burkart Citroen C2 S1600 +02mins 37.8secs J
    6. Patrik Sandell Renault Clio S1600 +03mins 24.3secs J

    Sebastien Ogier meanwhile does more than enough to secure the 2008 Junior World Rally Championship crown. Aaron Burkart takes the vice-champions spot, with Martin Prokop moving up to third
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    I missed this one, but Duval & company purposely picked up time penalties?

    Thats rough, really freakin rough.

    It looks better from a marketing standpoint if you have a top driver and the manufactures title but you still have to actually beat Loeb in a race sometime soon.

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    I hate Loeb...could be because he always wins...

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