NASCAR & Auto Racing

Loeb starts rally season with record 5th win at Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO, Monaco – Four-time world champion Sebastien Loeb won the Monte Carlo Rally for a record fifth time on Sunday.

The Frenchman completed the four-day race in 3 hours, 39 minutes, 17 seconds.

“It’s always nice to start the season with a win, but I have no intention of getting carried away because there are some very difficult rallies to come,” the Citroen driver said.

Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen of Finland, Loeb’s main rival since Marcus Gronholm retired, took second, 2:34.4 behind Loeb.