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Loeb and Ogier consolidate Citroen's lead

Loeb and Ogier consolidate Citroen's lead

The Citroen Total World Rally Team toasted a job well done in Australia last weekend after its drivers helped consolidate their lead in the championships.

After opting to drive a team race, the partnerships of Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena and Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia help Citroen maintain a decent-sized lead in the Manufacturers’ World Championship

Loeb managed to score four points for the team and as such, still holds onto first place in the drivers’ ratings with just three events to go.

"Taking into account the perfect score by their rivals in both world championships, and in order to maximise the chances of their best-placed driver in the Drivers' World Championship, Citroen asked Ogier to cede his position to Loeb in the second-last stage," it was confirmed.

"This decision had little bearing on the Manufacturers' World Championship placing as the two Citroen Total World Rally Team crews scored the points for sixth and seventh positions."

Posted by Craig Salter
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