Ogier takes lead after day 2 of Rally of Argentina

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Sebastien Ogier took the lead on the second day of the Rally of Argentina after overnight leader Jari-Matti Latvala retired with broken suspension.

Latvala was leading Ogier by 10.6 seconds after Saturday's 12th stage, but had the suspension problem on the next stage. After attempts to fix the damage, his Ford team decided to drop out.

Mikko Hirvonen was in second place, 43.7 seconds behind going into the final day.

Seven-time defending series champion Sebastien Loeb was in third, four seconds behind Hirvonen despite receiving a one-minute penalty on the first day.