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The Frenchman Sebastien Ogier secured his second victory at World Rally Championship level yesterday as he sealed the win in the final stage in Japan.

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Defending world champion Sebastien Loeb won the German Rally for a record eighth consecutive time yesterday to extend his lead in the standings to 58 points.

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Citroen's Sebastian Loeb eased to a comfortable victory in the Rally Bulgaria yesterday to claim his fourth win of the season.

Loeb finds hard road easy but crash ruins Raikkonen's promising start

Sebastien Loeb continued his brilliant run in the World Rally Championship yesterday, building up a lead of almost half a minute by winning all four stages on the first day of the Rally Bulgaria.

Rallying: Win in Turkey sees Loeb extend lead at the top

Defending FIA World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb extended his lead at the top of his season's standings by taking victory in the Rally of Turkey yesterday.

Loeb in hurry to seize his chance

Sebastien Loeb expertly chased down the Ford of Jari-Matti Latvala to secure a 24-second lead at the end of the second day of the Rally of Jordan.

Loeb back on top with comfortable triumph

Six-times world champion Sébastien Loeb cruised to an easy victory in the Rally of Mexico yesterday to move top of the drivers' standings after two races.

Kimi Raikkonen: 'In Formula One too many unpleasant things are going on'

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Raikkonen set for rally switch

Kimi Raikkonen is to switch from Formula One to the World Rally Championship for next season.

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