Loeb tops Mexican shakedown

With crews preparing to tackle the shakedown stage once again, this time in order to score results for Qualifying Stage, we can see Sebastien Loeb is more than determined to remain the king of the desert.

Frenchman was fastest in two shakedown runs ahead of Rally Sweden winner Jari-Matti Latvala in second and former World Champion Petter Solberg in third.

Mikko Hirvonen was good for fourth spot with another Norwegian Mads Ostberg following and rounding up the top five classification.

  1. Loeb (DS3 WRC) 2’50’8
  2. Latvala (Fiesta WRC) 2’51’6
  3. P.Solberg (Fiesta WRC) 2’51’8
  4. Hirvonen (DS3 WRC) 2’52’5
  5. Ostberg (Fiesta WRC) 2’53’8
  6. Neuville (DS3 WRC) 2’55’4
  7. Atkinson (Fiesta WRC) 2’55’7
  8. Tänak (Fiesta WRC) 2’55’9
  9. Novikov (Fiesta WRC) 2’56’4
  10. Block (Fiesta WRC) 2’56’6
  11. Al-Attiyah (DS3 WRC) 2’58’2
  12. Ogier (Fabia S2000) 3’00’6
  13. Araujo (Mini WRC) 3’07’5
  14. Nobre (Mini WRC) 3’25’2

Just a reminder, rally in Mexico starts tonight at 20.09 local time, which makes it middle of the night in Europe. But who cares, it’s rally! Times by rallye-sport.fr