3 Aug 2008

Loeb stretches lead

7:24 am on 3 August 2008

France's four-times world champion Sebastien Loeb has stretched his lead on the second day of the Rally of Finland.

The Citroen driver, 14 seconds ahead overnight, has moved 18 seconds clear of Mikko Hirvonen after the Finn experienced problems with his Ford on the day's penultimate stage.

Australian Subaru campainger Chris Atkinson is third.

Loeb won four of the day's 10 stages in his Citroen.