SPORTS

Loeb takes lead in Acropolis Rally

Multiple world champion Sebastien Loeb was out in front after the opening nine special stages in the Acropolis Rally in Greece on Friday.

Driving a Citroen, Loeb took over the race lead after the fourth stage and led the two Ford drivers -- Jari-Matti Latvala and Petter Solberg -- by 6.5 seconds and 17.7 seconds respectively.

Loeb's teammate Mikko Hirvonen, delayed by a puncture in stage eight, was in fourth, 50 seconds off the pace.

The Acropolis concludes on Sunday.

[AFP]

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