Loeb Enjoys Battle for Lead

World Rally Championship leader Sebastien Loeb is revelling in his fight for the lead of the Rally Argentina with Subaru's Petter Solberg

Loeb Enjoys Battle for Lead

Loeb took the lead from early leader Solberg on SS5, but the Norwegian is still only 8.3 seconds behind Loeb.

The Frenchman admitted to having to push very hard to win three of this morning's four stages, including the rally's longest stage on SS5. Having to fight for victory has been unusual of late for Loeb, who won the Rally of Turkey by nearly a minute and a half.

"This is a good fight, Petter is pushing very hard," Loeb said. "I've been free to push very hard and this is a good road surface for me.

"SS6 made a real difference between me and Petter. I don't know why that stage was so good. It was really bumpy and the car was flying in all directions. But somehow everything seemed to work. Now we have to continue."

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