Motorsport: Loeb wins in Finland for the third time

Citroen's world champion Sebastien Loeb has won Rally Finland for the third time in his record-breaking career to stretch his overall lead in the standings.

The Frenchman, chasing his ninth championship in a row, finished ahead of local favourite and team mate Mikko Hirvonen with another Finn, Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala, in third place.

Loeb finished the final Ouninpohja 2 stage 6.1 seconds ahead of Hirvonen, who lost precious time in the morning when he hit a tree. Latvala was a further 28.9 adrift.

Norway's Petter Solberg was fourth in a Ford.

The victory was Loeb's sixth in eight races this season and he led from start to finish.

 

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