Loeb completes victory
Frenchman eases home at Acropolis Rally
Last Updated: May 27, 2012 5:52pm
Sebastien Loeb: Took third win in the Acropolis Rally
Sebastien Loeb increased his advantage in the World Rally Championship standings by claiming victory in the Acropolis Rally in Greece.
The eight-time champion held a 10-second advantage heading into the final day and extended that cushion a further half-minute to take a comfortable win in the end.
The Citroen driver topped the podium at the Greek event for the third time after winning in 2005 and 2008, with the result also serving as the 71st win of his career.
Team-mate Mikko Hirvonen made it a Citroen one-two, the third such result of the season so far for the French manufacturer after the rallies of Mexico and Argentina.
Jari-Matti Latvala proved to be the fastest of the Ford's as he took third place while Petter Solberg, who was second overnight, crashed out on the final day.
Mads Ostberg and Martin Prokop, who were both driving for non-factory Ford entries, completed the top five.
"This rally was so long and difficult," Lob told the WRC's official website.
"We had some fortune in the morning, but in general we had to fight really hard. It was really good. I tried to always keep my rhythm and do what I felt.
"I tried to manage the car and the tyres. I believe that everybody has done a great rally, Mikko, Petter and Jari-Matti."