World Rally Championship

Loeb sets pace in pursuit of his world crown

Sébastien Loeb tears through the Welsh countryside outside Cardiff in his Citroën C4 during the opening leg of the Rally of Great Britain. The Frenchman won four of yesterday's six stages to lead by 5.3 seconds after day one.

Loeb driven to rediscover the winning formula

While the five-times champion's dominance led to an invitation to join F1, his title defence has stalled this year. James Corrigan meets a man geared up to finish on top in this weekend's decider