Stop the press: Ogier beats Loeb! :)

You know the drill already – it’s only the first stage, and it was a short super special, so results are not exactly that important, but hey, every second counts! We’ve seen rallies go down to just few seconds, even less than that, so let’s not dismiss the super specials.

Rally Argentina is on, and first special stage is behind us. Sebastien Ogier pushed his way to the top once again and he leads Citro├źn’s Dani Sordo by 1.9 seconds. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have Dani up at the top once again, keeping both fingers and toes firmly crossed that he stays there.

Sebastien Loeb ended trailing his team mate by 3 tenths, and similarly minimal gaps continue on down the order. But, as I said, let’s not dismiss these results, these seconds and tenths could prove crucial in the end.

Busy first day of shakedown, qualifying and super special is over, but tomorrow the action proper begins. And what action it will be! Two runs through 27 and 51.8 kilometer stages – crazy stuff. If you can imagine sitting in a rally car, firmly strapped to your not at all comfortable seat, being bounced around on softer but still pretty stiff suspension for 51 kilometer – and twice. Yet, it’s the spot many of us would like to be in!

Allow me to pick my favourite for tomorrow – go Dani!