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Citroen are bossing the early runs in the Acropolis Rally's Bauxites stage.
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Citroen set the pace in Greece

Citroen set the pace in Greece

Citroen continues to boost its profile as one of the leading cars in the World Rally Championship (WRC) this season with some impressive drives in Greece.

The Ds3s set both the first and second-fastest times on the Citroen set first and second fastest times on the first run through the Acropolis Rally's Bauxites stage.

Race ace and eight-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb has secured the lead, while Mikko Hirvonen, his new team-mate for the year, is back in contention for a podium finish.

Such was Loeb's dominance, that rival Jari-Matti Latvala - who trails the Finn by 5.7 seconds in the Ford World Rally Team Fiesta - thinks he may have to alter his set-up to challenge the leader.

"I'm not happy with the car on the hard surface. I feel like I can't get the grip in the first part of the stages. We need to change the set-up to make the tyres warm up," he said.

Loeb is currently sitting at the top of the drivers' standings with 91 points, while Hirvonen is in third place with 70.