January 19, 2012
Monte Day 2: Loeb in control, Ogier crashes hard!
(Photo: AGENCE S PRESSE/Andre Lavadinho)
The Monte Carlo Rally used to be a snow race but global warming has pretty much turned into a straight tarmac rally.
Thursday, Sebastien Loeb consolidated his lead while Mini's Dani Sordo, who Spanish papers say took a 30% pay cut in order to get the seat, moved into 2nd followed by Petter Solberg in a Ford.
Sebastien Ogier crashed his Skoda hard, a scary accident that luckily resulted in just a minor injury to his navigator, Julien Ingrassia.