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Citroen World Rally Championship Jordan 2011

Check out the Citroen in action at the WRC in Jordan.

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia snatched victory in Rally Jordan in the very last stage, the Power Stage shown live on TV throughout the world. The Citroën Total World Rally Team crew won by two-tenths of a second, the smallest gap ever at the end of a WRC round. Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, who came third, have now taken the overall lead in the Drivers’ World Championship, while Citroën is now dead-heating for first place in the Manufacturers’ World Championship.

With 115 kilometers of special stages, the second day of Rally Jordan looked like being a hotly-contested one between the four drivers in the running for victory: Sébastien Ogier, Sébastien Loeb, Jari-Matti Latvala and Petter Solberg. Loeb was the first to lay down a marker when he set the fastest time in Yakrut (SS13), but Jari-Matti Latvala’s all-out attack pushed the seven-time world champion back to third.

At the midday service break, Sébastien Ogier was still leading the rally with some twenty seconds in hand over Latvala:”I set off at a fast pace in the first stage, but when I saw Seb’s time I knew I had to push harder in the next ones. We managed to make the best of it as we’ve still got a lead that’s in keeping with our estimations. It’s not a big enough cushion, though. I’m going to have to go pedal to the metal right till the end to win the rally.”

Citroen World Rally Championship Jordan 2011

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