World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb clinched another victory in his Citroën C4 but the Rally Argentina will be remembered for its controversial start than its competitive World Rally Championship action.
The first day of the event was cancelled due to heavy overnight rain and it didn’t help that all the drivers and teams were so far away from the special stages to compete in… Nevertheless, the Frenchman took commanding control as soon as the real stages began and Loeb finished the event with a 36.7-second gap over rival Marcus Grönholm.
Loeb has extended the championship points lead by two, now with 48 to Grönholm’s 45. Early standings leader Mikko Hirvonen is now third with 36 points. Even with Citroën’s lead driver Loeb on top of the standings, Ford still maintains the edge in the Manufacturers’ title chase with 81 to Citroen’s 72 points after six rounds on the WRC calendar.