30 May 2011

Loeb fights back to win in Argentina

5:59 am on 30 May 2011

The seven-times world rally champion Sebastien Loeb overcame a one-minute time penalty early in the race to take a narrow victory in the Rally of Argentina.

The Frenchman retained his championship lead over Finn Mikko Hirvonen, who was second, with overnight leader Sebastien Ogier of France third after rolling his car in the opening stage on the final day.

Loeb leads the overall championship by 13 points from Hirvonen with Ogier another 17 points back in third place.