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Time to dust off
the Tricolore and hang some onions out in celebration - Sebastien Loeb has done
it again. Yup, he’s gone and broken his own record and won the WRC for a sixth
time. And he did it on British soil over the weekend.

But it wasn’t a straightforward win. Going into Rally GB, Loeb was one point
behind Mikko Hirvonen. So he had to drive his nuts off this weekend, and he
did. Though he was helped slightly by Hirvonen’s misfortune - Mikko’s bonnet
popped up in the middle of the stage, forcing him to stop and tear it off - and
the fact that the Finn just sort of forgot to drive fast, especially in the
early stages.
It was the finale of an eventful season for Loeb, who almost killed himself
with a manic barrel roll on the Acropolis rally back in June. But the genius
and generally unflustered Frenchman simply dusted himself down, uttered merde or
something, and carried on driving like a God.
Of course, we would like to take some credit for the victory. In the current
issue of Top Gear magazine, our man Piers Ward meets Mr Loeb and has a drive of his
car - imparting some, erm, valuable nuggets of wisdom as part of the deal. We
suggest you buy it now and read it for yourself…

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