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Sebastien Loeb wins Rallye Monte-Carlo

The international news motorsport last week and during the weekend, was dominated by an event: the Rallye Monte-Carlo. A centenary ordeal, even by his mythical mountain roads and often very tricky in winter plotted in southern France. The Monte Carlo was also, for the first time in four years, on the calendar of the FIA ​​World Rally Championship.

After the edition of 2008, the Automobile Club de Monaco had decided to include its effect ordeal calendar IRC championship (Intercontinental Rally Challenge, a series that could be described as American league report by the National League if are compared to professional hockey), leaders ACMonaco considering that the World Rally Championship took a turn that did not fit the spirit of their ordeal over with.

Everything is back to normal this year and the Rallye Monte-Carlo 2012 pleased the lucky had the displacement. For others, it was a little more difficult to follow the ordeal since the FIA ​​having canceled less than ten days of starting his contract with the promoter of the championship, and few new pictures of the event have filter. Regrettable but fully understandable because the president of North One Sport (the promoter of the WRC in recent years) has recently been arrested in London, accused of money laundering, the FIA ​​has immediately break his contract with the company and started in search of a new promoter. According to the president of the federation Jean Todt, a promoter will be selected before the departure of the next rally of the season, beginning in February in Sweden.

On the roads, the battle between Citroen, Ford and Mini was beautiful but too short. The second of the five days, Sebastien Loeb and his co-driver Daniel Elena (Citroen DS3 WRC) took control of the ordeal and never be worried. Second, Dani Sordo and Mini Countryman WRC have realized a very nice performance while for the third place, the struggle between Petter Solberg (Ford drivers only survivor of the official team after dropping Latvala on exit route the first day) and Mikko Hirvonen, Loeb recently promoted teammate at Citroen, was intense. In the end, Solberg saved his third place by just 52 seconds after 500 km of timed stages that had the rally. No doubt, the 2012 WRC season is well underway and promises to be a spectacular wish!

Elsewhere in actuality, the Trophee Andros arguing on the circuit Ice St-Die-des-Vosges its penultimate meeting of the 2011-12 season. Bertrand Balas (Mini Countryman) has wins Saturday while Franck Lagorce (Skoda Fabia) did the same on Sunday. Championship, Benjamin Riviere (Skoda) and Alain Prost (Dacia) are tied for first place. Class seventeenth and fifteenth weekend, Jacques Villeneuve holds a disappointing twelfth rank in the championship.

The next weekend will mark the beginning of the season in endurance races, with the holding of the 24 Hours of Daytona, the opening of the series Grand-Am Sports Car step.

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