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2013 Monte Carlo Rally Final Day.

Was there any doubt?  Big shuffle behind Loeb on the final stages though.  Some very tricky situations caught some drivers out.  You know its bad when some choose to turn of their anti lag system to make it through a stage.  Sad to see Novikov, Hanninen and Latvala  DNF from a good positions.  Latvala’s quickly turning into the modern day Mcrae. On some days absolutely unbeatable then the next round, he’ll crash out in amazing fashion.

New Era of WRC

For the first time in 9 years someone not named Loeb will win the WRC championship (limited schedule).  It may not seem that way with Loeb leading again this weekend at the Monte Carlo Rally.  Taking Loeb away, this is the first time in years where I’m actually anxious to look at the results.  I’m also glad VW is up to speed right away.  Though that might be down to Ogier himself.

 1.  Sebastien Loeb        Citroen             1h39m49.0s
 2.  Sebastien Ogier       VW                   + 1m20.3s
 3.  Mikko Hirvonen        Citroen              + 1m46.7s
 4.  Dani Sordo            Citroen              + 2m01.2s
 5.  Jari-Matti Latvala    VW                   + 2m32.2s
 6.  Evgeny Novikov        Qatar M-Sport Ford   + 2m50.6s
 7.  Bryan Bouffier        PH Citroen           + 2m57.1s
 8.  Juho Hanninen         Qatar M-Sport Ford   + 3m03.5s
 9.  Mads Ostberg          Qatar M-Sport Ford   + 4m45.1s
10.  Martin Prokop         Czech Ford           + 7m11.0s