Sebastien Loeb Wins : Rally Finland [2012] WRC



The Final day of Rally Finland was the biggest show buster! By the end of SS16 and for the final service, it was almost sure about who the winner was! Sebastien Loeb strikes again!

Loeb's winning streak never becomes loose... ever! It was a fantastic start till the end domination by the french man with his hands on Citroen's ride. I wonder whether he can do it without Citroen, and the answer is almost yes. Given his hands on with the F1 test stint once and in the LeMans which he also won, proves it.

Rally Finland was as exciting as ever before, and will be forever too! By the grace of God, it will.. The final two stages being 33.01kms of Ouninpohja been run twice albiet the regrouping for the second run, was the most celebrated stage of the rally and even in the Championship too. It is basically a very fast flowing stretch of road which feels like it is never going to end, but ends faster than anyone imagine.. just over 15minutes, that over a whopping 120km/h on an approx average. Petter Solberg still has his world record here from his Subaru days, way back in 2004, with an average of 130km/h.

Mikko Hirvonen takes the second spot and Jari-Matti Latvala takes the final podium position. Petter Solberg finished 4th, which is nearly the same leaderboard since day 1. Mads Ostberg however lost his 5th place to Estonian Ott Tanak after his car experienced trouble on SS 16, however that was very brief and he regained his 5th position by the end of the rally.

On the S2000 category, Swedish P.G.Andersson of Proton Motorsports in his Proton Satria S2000, takes the top honors as Craig Breens crashed out on the first run of the Ouninpohja SS17. Yazeed Al-Rajhi from Saudi Arabia takes the second with his Ford Fiesta S2000, while Juha Salo driving Factory Proton Satria S2000 gets on the final podium position.

In WRC Academy Elfyn Evans won the Rally Finland, while P. Tidemand takes second & Brenden Reeves on the third position.

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