Rallying: Loeb chalks up untroubled win


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The Independent Online

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb dominated the Rally Germany to win the race for the ninth time yesterday.

The eight-time world champion finished with a comfortable lead of 2 minutes and 0.1 seconds over Ford driver Jari-Matti Latvala, with Citroen teammate Mikko Hirvonen 31.3 seconds further back in third.

Loeb won two stages on day three, finishing 2.2 seconds faster that Hirvonen in the third and final stage to make it nine wins from 15.