30 Mar 08
Winner of Rally Argentina Sebastien Loeb says conditions on the last day of the competition were the hardest he has ever faced on a WRC rally.
The Frenchman notched up the 39th win of his career today when he completed the rally with an overall lead of 2min 33.sec.
“I like difficult conditions but I thought today’s were the hardest I’ve ever faced,” said Loeb. “The conditions were extremely bad today, but throughout the event we’ve had some extremely tricky weather too. It seems to have been raining all the time and with the fog and the mud on the road it was very difficult.”
Loeb said that even with a healthy rally lead, the event was a stern challenge. “We had a good fight on the first day,” said Loeb. “But after that we were in the lead and had to get to the finish - but with the hard compound tyres that was a very tough job. In some places it was very hard to keep the car on the road at all. Yes, we see fog, rain and mud on other rallies, but up to now we’ve always been able to choose an appropriate tyre for the conditions. I hope we can do something to improve the limited options we have now.”