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    Day 3
    SS18: Loeb takes the lead as Ogier spins




    Sebastien Loeb continued his remarkable Rally New Zealand recovery on Sunday's opening stage when he moved into the lead of the event.

    After losing 80 seconds in a crash on day one, Loeb moved 4.5sec ahead of the man now in second, fellow Citroen C4 driver Sebastien Ogier.

    Ogier lost 10 seconds during the stage when he misjudged a corner, spun and nudged a bank with his car. The road surface was damp after overnight rain.

    Stage winner was Mikko Hirvonen, who lies sixth behind Petter Solberg. Solberg meanwhile was second quickest and narrowed the gap on the man in front of him - Dani Sordo.



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    SS19: Loeb goes off!

    Minutes after taking the lead of Rally New Zealand Sebastien Loeb slipped down to fourth after an off-road excursion on the epic Whaanga Coast stage cost him almost 50 seconds.

    Loeb went off the road on a long right-hand corner and emerged from the 29km stage with his car sporting damage to its right-hand (driver's side) front corner. With no obvious mechanical damage, Loeb continued on to the midday 15-minute service at Raglan.

    Loeb's misfortune promoted Ogier back into the lead, with Jari-Matti Latvala 5.6sec adrift in second and Petter Solberg - who was the stage winner - just 11.1sec further back.

    Behind the top three, Loeb, Mikko Hirvonen and Dani Sordo are closely bunched and remain capable of attacking for the lead on the final 40 kilometres. The leading six drivers are separated by just 31.4sec.




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    Midday update: Loeb mistake sets up a thriller

    The direction of this year’s Rally New Zealand took another twist this morning when superhero Sebastien Loeb dropped his Citroen C4 WRC on the Whaanga Coast stage.

    The Frenchman slipped from first to fourth leaving his countryman Sebastien Ogier out front and defending a slender lead from Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala with two stages to go.

    Overnight rain across the Raglan area had left the stages damp, but the day’s opener - Te Hutewai - was still covered in loose gravel. Running first on the Ogier spun in the middle of the stage and was passed by Loeb.

    Following the six-time champion’s supersonic progress through Saturday, that move didn’t come as a major surprise. What happened on the second stage did, however. Three kilometres from the end of the stage, Loeb slid off the road.

    “I went off the road, that’s it,” said Loeb. “It was a long right-hander about three kilometres from the end. There was more gravel than I expected and the car started to understeer and I could not stop.” Loeb dropped 48.3 seconds getting the car back on the road. The Frenchman now fears his chance of winning this event has gone.

    Click: wrc.com/news=midday_update


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    SS20: Ogier hangs on through penultimate stage

    Sebastien Ogier kept himself on course for his first ever WRC victory with a trouble-free run through the penultimate stage of Rally New Zealand.

    Ogier will take a 6.2sec advantage into the rally's decisive stage - the repeated Whaanga Coast. Sebastien Loeb was the fastest driver through SS20 and edged 4.1sec closer to Petter Solberg in third.

    With just 29.67 kilometres remaining, the top four drivers are separated by 17.7 seconds.



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    End of Day 3

    SS21: Jari-Matti Latvala wins Rally New Zealand!




    Finn Jari-Matti Latvala sealed victory on Rally New Zealand today after a thrilling last day battle that went right to the end of the final stage.

    The Ford Focus RS driver began the decisive Whaanga Coast test 6.2 sec behind rally leader Ogier, but edged ahead in the final sector when Ogier spun his Citroen C4 three corners before the finish.

    Ogier went on to finish second, 2.4 seconds behind Latvala, while defending World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb - who also spun on the stage - was third, 15.2 seconds off the lead.

    Petter Solberg's final stage bid for victory ended in disaster when the Norwegian drove off the road and crashed his Citroen into an electricity pylon. Petter and co-driver Phil Mills were uninjured.




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    Ford breaks Lancia's winning record

    Jari-Matti Latvala's victory on Rally New Zealand was Ford's 75th at World Championship level and makes it the most successful manufacturer in the history of the sport - smashing Lancia's record of 74 which has stood since 1992.

    Lancia amassed its 74 wins between 1974 and 1992 - with the first and last coming on the Italian firm's home round in Sanremo.

    Ford's tally of 75 victories began at the 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland in 1973 - the year the World Rally Championship was founded,

    Seventeen high profile drivers have contributed to Ford's record effort. They are Timo Mäkinen, Hannu Mikkola, Roger Clark, Bjorn Waldegard, Kyosti Hamalainen, Ari Vatanen, Didier Auriol, François Delecour, Miki Biasion, Gianfranco Cunico, Tommi Mäkinen, Carlos Sainz, Colin McRae, Markko Märtin, Marcus Grönholm, Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala.

    The most successful drivers are current BP Ford Abu Dhabi World Rally team lead pilot Mikko Hirvonen and fellow Finn Marcus Gronholm with 12 victories.

    "This is a landmark achievement of which everyone at Ford rightly can be proud," said John Fleming, Ford of Europe Chairman and CEO. "Ford has a long and illustrious motorsport heritage, especially in rallying where our participation dates back more than 70 years. We were involved in WRC when it began in 1973 and it remains Ford's major global motorsport activity."

    Gerard Quinn, Ford of Europe's motorsport chief, said: "Twenty different manufacturers have enjoyed the prestige of a WRC event victory. Ford is fortunate enough to have stood on the top step of the podium on 75 occasions. The legendary Escort, the Sierra and now the Focus, which is still winning in its 12th and final season as Ford's WRC challenger, have all contributed to a remarkable record and I hope there are many more wins to come."

    Top five WRC manufacturers ranked by rally wins (after Rally New Zealand 2010)

    1. Ford: 75
    2. Lancia: 74
    3. Citroen: 63
    4. Peugeot: 48
    5. Subaru: 47

    Click: wrc.com/News=Ford_breaks_Lancia_Record

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    WRC wrap: Latvala claims dramatic Rally New Zealand victory



    Jari-Matti Latvala has described his victory on Rally New Zealand as “unbelievable” after he edged out Sebastien Ogier for first place by 2.4 seconds in what equalled the third closest finish to a world championship rally.

    The Ford pilot and his co-driver Miikka Anttila started the final Whaanga Coast stage 6.2 seconds behind Ogier. But when Ogier spun and stalled his Citroen C4 three corners from the end of the last test, Latvala was able to secure his first win since Rally d’Italia-Sardegna almost 12 months ago.

    The dramatic last stage provided another twist to the final day in New Zealand after Sebastien Loeb had crept into the lead following the opening Te Hutewai stage only to crash into a tree on the very next stage. The delay cost him almost 50 seconds and with it any chance of his fourth win of the campaign after his epic recovery drive from seventh place.

    At the final service halt in Auckland, Latvala said: “This is unbelievable. I spoke to [Ford team boss] Malcolm Wilson before the start of the last stage and he just told me to keep going like I had been. I tried not to be too hard at the start in case I made a mistake. At the last split I realised I was 2.7s down so then I did try. But at the end I could not believe it.”

    Click: wrc.com/News=WRC_NZ-wrap

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    P-WRC wrap: Paddon clinches Production win



    Mitsubishi driver Hayden Paddon overcame a final-day clutch problem to take his maiden Production Car World Rally Championship victory on Rally New Zealand.

    Paddon has dominated the P-WRC class for the duration of the Auckland-based event, winning from Emma Gilmour by more than three minutes.

    Gilmour’s Subaru was in the top two stage times through today’s action, centred on Raglan, south-west of Auckland, and fastest outright on the concluding test - a second run through Whaanga Coast.

    Kingsley Thompson retired from the event on the final stage, but thanks to the Superally rules the Mitsubishi man will be classified third, ensuring a podium lock-out for the Kiwis.

    But top New Zealander at home was undoubtedly Paddon. “It’s been a great event,” he said. “On the first morning, we were just playing ourselves in. The plan was to attack in the afternoon stages on Friday. But with the problems Richard [Mason] and Toshi [Arai] had, we didn’t really have to. For the last two and a half days, we’ve been able to drive without taking any major risks.”

    Click: wrc.com/News=PWRC_wrap

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    S-WRC wrap: Maiden Super 2000 victory for Flying Finn Ketomaa



    Jari Ketomaa and co-driver Mika Sternberg have won round four of the Super 2000 World Rally Championship. The Finns led the category from the outset to beat fellow Ford Fiesta pair Xevi Pons and Alex Haro by almost one minute.

    The victory was Ketomaa’s first in the S-WRC and makes up for a disappointing debut on the Jordan Rally last month when he retired from the first two days of the event and needed SupeRally to reach the finish.

    Although Ketomaa’s triumph in New Zealand was richly deserved, it took the intervention of his Shanghai FCACA Rally Team mechanics to repair a faulty cam sensor, which had threatened to ruin his rally when it began to malfunction on Friday.

    “We didn’t feel much pressure but it wasn’t easy either,” said Ketomaa. “Although we had some problems with the car on Friday we always had the performance but I still need more confidence before I can really push. But I am really happy with the result, especially for my team.”

    Click: wrc.com/News=SWRC_wrap

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    Championship Standings:
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    Next Round: WRC Portugal May 27-30, 2010



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