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Solberg star on Mexico Day 1

2012-03-09 15:00

UP, UP AND AWAY Petter Solberg and co-driver Chris Patterson power their Ford Fiesta RS WRC to claim the first stage of the 2012 Rally of Mexico.

Leon, Mexico - Norway's Petter Solberg, at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta, won the opening special of the Rally of Mexico, the third leg of the 2012 World Rally championship.

The 2005 World champion edged France's defending title-holder Sebastien Loeb (Citroen) out by by 0.4sec with another Norwegian, Mads Ostberg (Ford Fiesta) third at 0.6sec. Here are the results...

1 Petter Solberg (NOR/Ford Fiesta RS) 53min07
2 Sebastien Loeb (FRA) Citroen DS3 +0.4
3 Mads Ostberg (NOR) Ford Fiesta RS +0.6
4 Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) Citroen DS3+ 0.8
5 Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) Ford Fiesta RS +1.0
6 Ott Tanak (EST) Ford Fiesta RS +1.0
7 Chris Atkinson (AUS) Ford DS3 +1.5
8 Armindo Araujo (POR) Mini +1.7
9 Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) Citroen DS3 +1.9
10 Thierry Neuville (BEL) Citroen DS3 +1.9
11 Sebastien Ogier (FRA) Skoda Fabia 2000 +2.4

2012 FIA World Rally Championship
Rallye Monte-Carlo Rallye Monte-Carlo17 - 22 Jan 12
Sweden Rally Sweden09 - 12 Feb 12
Mexico Rally Mexico08 - 11 Mar 12
Portugal Rally Portugal29 Mar - 01 Apr 12
Argentina Rally Argentina27 - 29 Apr 12
Greece Acropolis Rally25 - 27 May 12
New Zealand Rally of New Zealand22-24 Jun 12
Finland Rally Finland02 - 05 Aug 12
Germany Rallye Deutschland 24 - 26 Aug 12
Great Britain Rally of Great Britain13 - 16 Sep 12
France Rallye de France - Alsace04 - 07 Oct 12
Italy Rally d'Italia18 - 21 Oct 12
Spain Rally de España08 - 11 Nov 12


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