Loeb wins Acropolis Rally despite tire puncture
Saturday, May 26, 2012
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Defending world rally champion Sebastien Loeb of France has won the Acropolis Rally on Sunday despite a punctured tire in the third of the final day's stages.
Loeb's closest rival at the start of the day, Petter Solberg of Norway, crashed into a tree in the day's first stage, damaging a rear wheel and retiring.
Loeb's Citroen teammate Mikko Hirvonen of Finland finished second overall, 40 seconds behind Loeb. Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala, Solberg's Ford teammate, came in third, 3 minutes 4.8 seconds behind Loeb.