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Day 3 was perhaps the most action packed rally day for French round of WRC, as there were multiple accidents/off and also involving injuries. Nasser-Al-Attiyah had the bitter one where his car veered off the road onto unsuspecting spectators thereby two of the fans sustaining major injuries but fortunately nothing fatal. Petter’s exit was rather spectacular, but personally feel it was not wise, also definitely feel the spectators were nothing short of luck as this accident was really a chain reaction of incidents. If only he had slowed down, not only that he would have been still been in the competition, but also more appreciated rather than what he actually did. Myself a big fan of Petter and always cheered for him, but strictly not this time.., but would definitely called it fortunate nothing big happened.
But it was this man, as usual, the unstoppable & is in his traditional ~30s lead as always from his closest rival, Sebastien Loeb. Loeb however had an off on today’s [Day 4] opening stage where he lost nearly 15s due to it, and as usual, no damages to car. Thierry Neuville comes out fastest in this SS17 and moves up to 5th overall passing Sordo by just 0.6s adrift.
If Loeb, [I think he will] wins this rally he will secure the 9th title. I too feel he stays for complete 2013 and takes on the real heat of the competition with Ogier on Polo, his main challenger & if he wins, then WRC will definitely become the must watch by the mainstream in the international motorsport community.
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Day 2 : Highlights