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Loeb Continues to Dominate Turkish Rally


French rally driver Sebastien Loeb has continued his dominance of the Rally of Turkey, stretching his lead to more than one minute after the second day of the event.

Loeb, in a Citroen, expanded his lead to 1:16 minutes over Subaru driver Petter Solberg of Norway. Former world champion Marcus Gronholm of Finland in a Peugeot is third overall, 1:24 behind Loeb.

Mitsubishi's Gigi Galli of Italy, who briefly led the rally Friday, dropped to ninth place after suffering a turbo charger malfunction in the 10th stage.

Loeb now has a total time of 3:34:33.2 hours. The French driver leads the season standings with 45 points. Petter Solberg and Markko Martin of Estonia are tied for second with 34 points.

Some information for this report provided by AP.