7 Mar 2011

Loeb wins in Mexico

3:10 pm on 7 March 2011

Seven-times world champion Sebastien Loeb has won the Rally of Mexico for the fifth year in a row after overnight leader and fellow-Citroen driver Sebastien Ogier crashed out on the first stage of the final day.

Finns Mikko Hirvonen, winner of the season-opening race in Sweden last month, and Ford team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala were second and third respectively.

Loeb moved up into second place in the standings with 35 points, eight behind Hirvonen.