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Loeb gunning for third Corsica win

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb is gunning for a third victory in succession at the Tour of Corsica to stay on course for a fourth consecutive rallying world champion title

The Citroen driver is second in the overall standings with 90 points, six behind Ford rival Marcus Gronholm with four events remaining.

The Tour of Corsica, also known as the French rally, runs from Friday to Sunday.

Loeb revived his title hopes last weekend when he won the Rally of Catalunya with Gronholm back in third place behind the Frenchman's teammate, Spaniard Dani Sordo.

"The tour of Corsica is my rally, along with Monte Carlo and Germany. It really is important for me," Loeb told his personal website

"It's the French rally and it just happens to be the rally where I received my first title. It took me some time to win it but it is by far my best memory," he said.

"It was also one of my first objectives upon beginning racing in the world championship.

"The specials take place among magnificent scenery with large numbers of supporters. The roads are windy and quick. It has everything to please."

He said Sordo's good form could be the key to another title.

"Dani was very consistent throughout (in Catalunya) and his place on the podium is a good sign. If we can do in Corsica what we've just achieved, the championship will be relaunched," Loeb said after his victory in Spain.

Ford technical director Jost Capito said any mistake could cost his driver the world title.

"We must remain fully concentrated because we have now reached the point in the season where any slip-up could prove costly", he told Gronholm's personal website.

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