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Current champion Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena added a sixth Rally Mexico trophy to their cabinet as the duo once again dominated the rest of the field to take the win at the third WRC round of this season in their DS3 WRC. The win didn’t come without a fight though, as Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen mounted up an in-house challenge. Ford’s Petter Solberg (Fiesta WRC) inherited third place after team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala rolled his car and retired from the event.
Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver, Miikka Anttila, ruled the WRC roost in Sweden this weekend, where they won their first World Rally (in 2008) and helping Ford achieve its 50th win in the process.
It was a bitter-sweet weekend for Finn Jari-Matti Latvala and his BP-Ford teammates at the season-closing Rally of Great Britain in Wales, as title-contender Mikko Hirvonen retired at the end of day 1 – effectively handing the drivers’ championship to Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb – but still pulling off a victory after Loeb crashed out yesterday.
Young Frenchman Sebastien Ogier has for the second consecutive year finished ahead of the rest of his peers in Rally Portugal – this year managing to hold off a concerted effort by Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikko Hirvonen.
Following a R1 billion investment earlier this year, Renault’s new Sandero Stepway, produced at alliance partner Nissan’s Rosslyn assembly plant alongside its siblings, is ready to take on the light car market in a new outfit, adding crossover zeal to the rest of the Sandero range.
Sao Paulo’s Morumby Cemetary is a beautiful place. Rolling hills, green lawns, trees and flowers, but no gravestones, only a series of discreet plaques embedded in the grass to mark the final resting places of those who have finally found peace here. On a knoll a couple of hundred metres from the main entrance, shaded by a small tree, flaps a Brazilian flag, the base of its short flagpole covered in fresh flowers. There’s no difficulty locating the spot where Ayrton Senna lies.
Volkswagen has lifted the wraps off the 2011 model Year Jetta. With a greater emphasis on quality in a more mature package, the company aims to distance the Jetta from its Golf 6 offerings.
GMSA president and managing director Edgar Lourencon has announced that the new Spark would go into local production at the company’s plant in Port Elizabeth by the end of 2011.
In a break from Renault’s more conventional compact offerings, the company is set to release a luxurious successor to the bizarre Vel Satis dubbed the Latitude.