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Francois Duval and Sebastien Loeb gave Citroen its first one-two of the season
Champion-elect Loeb drives through a small German village
Francois Duval repaid Citroen's faith with a second spot that helped to strengthen the team's manufacturer's standing
Aussie Chris Atkinson had one of his better events so far this season.
An aerial view of the paddock
Gigi Galli's Mitsubishi passes the stricken Ford of Sola
“Gigi” Galli and Guido d’Amore claimed a personal best in the FIA World Rally Championship today when they finished Rallye Deutschland, the first true asphalt event of the season, in fifth position.
In his first tarmac rally, Atkinson started the three day event dropping three seconds a kilometre - by the end of the third day, that was less than half a second. Atkinson has a promising future.
Atkinson was happy with his progress - "There's a lot we can take away from here that will stand us in good stead for the tarmac rallies later in the year."
Gardemeister was 17th "It was a disappointing weekend for me. It was difficult to fight for good times and then the problem cost me a lot more time."
Gardemeister tested tyre and suspension set-up so the data gathered from that will been useful in the tarmac rallies to come
Gronholm consolidated his second place to Sebastien Loeb in the drivers' championship
Markko Martin's fourth minimised the damage caused in the manufacturers points score by the Citroen 1-2
Roman Kresta's best result yet augers well for his future in the sport
Loeb has been completely dominant this year - no wonder he looks so relaxed
Sébastien Loeb (driver - right) and Daniel Elena (navigator - left) have won almost everything this year
Toni Gardemeister's car gets the full attention of the BP Ford Rally team
Peugeot Total Rally Team's Marcus Gronholm was happy with third place
Markko Martin's Peugeot finished fourth in what was "quite a straightforward rally"
Subaru's Petter Solberg has dropped from second to third in the title and now has Markko Martin just two points behind him
Stephane Sarazzin brought his Subaru home eighth and is looking forward to Corsica and Spain
August 29, 2005 Citroen notched up its first one-two of the season yesterday with Sebastien Loeb claiming his eighth victory of the season and extending his lead at the head of the Drivers’ Championship to 32 points with five events remaining. It is also the Frenchman’s fourth consecutive win in Germany. Team-mate Francois Duval repaid the team’s faith by claiming second, 37.4 seconds adrift of the reigning World Champion. Marcus Gronholm, winner of his home event in Finland, finished on the podium in third to retain second in the series.
Read the full article: German WRC: Loeb leads Citroen 1-2
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