Sebastien Loeb has gone fastest on the opening stage of Rally Italia Sardegna to take an early lead on the penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship
The Finnish Ford-driver sets the pace at Thursday's shakedown at Rally d'Italia Sardegna 2012.
Julian Porter takes a look at the gravel Rally d'Italia Sardegna, the second-last station of the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship.
Sebastien Loeb secured his ninth FIA World Rally Championship crown - and Citroen's eighth manufacturers' title success - with WRC career victory number 75 on Rallye de France Alsace today.
Sebastien Loeb is getting closer and closer to his ninth FIA World Rally Championship despite rain making driving conditions treacherous on Rallye de France Alsace this morning.
World champion Sebastien Loeb, second-place finisher Jari-Matti Latvala and Loeb's teammate Mikko Hirvonen talk to the press after the end of Rallye de France - Alsace 2012
Julian Porter sums up the weekend ending with the ninth world championship title for Citröen driver Sebastien Loeb
Sebastien Loeb secured his ninth FIA World Rally Championship crown - and Citroen's eighth manufacturers' title success - with WRC career victory number 75
Evgeny Novikov had two big moments this morning, as he first overshot a junction and went into a cornfield and then went off the road and rolled into a field again
The second-placed Fin followed by the helicopter at Rallye de France - Alsace 2012.
WRC experts Julian Porter and Colin Clark talk about the action-filled Saturday at Rallye de France - Alsace 2012.
Sebastien Loeb will take a 29.7 second lead over Jari-Matti Latvala into the final day of Rallye de France - Alsace 2012.
Yves Matton, Malcolm Wilson and Morten Ostberg on the podium in the service park after day 2 at Rallye de France - Alsace 2012.
Sebastien Loeb is six stages away from winning the FIA World Rally Championship for a ninth time after he completed day two of Rallye de France Alsace with a lead of almost half a minute.
Citroen star Sebastien Loeb has kept his FIA World Rally Championship title bid firmly on track by extending his lead of Rallye de France Alsace this morning