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Working the hot, dry, gravely, south-of-the-border conditions of the Corona Rally Mexico 2007, France's Sebasti n Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena rolled to a repeat victory. The two dominated the rally, nearly from the start, taking the lead when Petter Solberg's Impreza lost its oil and he was eliminated. Most rally watchers say it was definitely the safety sombrero that gave him the edge.

Loeb romps to Rally Mexico victory [Motorsport.com]

2007 Corona Rally Mexico, Leg One [internal]