Marcus Gr nholm never really had a chance. As the Citroen C4s piloted by Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Sordo swapped places several times through the first legs of the Monte Carlo Rally, the BP-Ford World Rally Team driver (and last year's Monte Carlo winner) languished between 36 seconds and just over 1:15 behind the French/Spanish teammates. In the end โ€” over 93.8 miles worth of paved switchback โ€” Loeb and navigator Daniel Elena won out, despite clipping a wall on the St-Pierreville to Antraigues stage. Leg three, tomorrow.

Monte Carlo Rally, Official Site; Loeb battles teammate Sordo at season-opening Monte Carlo Rally [International Herald Tambourine]

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