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Sebastien Loeb sits in a familiar position at the end of Leg 2 of Rally Argentina, after Mikko Hirvonen was hindered by overheating problems in his Ford Focus WRC.  The Finn lost 53 seconds and dropped from second to third place when his engine temperature rose above 130 degrees Celcius in SS13.  Three stages later, Hirvonen was forced to retire, despite trying to cool his engine with river water collected in his drink bottle.

Hirvonen's demise leaves Loeb sitting almost one minute ahead of Citroen team mate, Dani Sordo, with Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala, in third.

Petter Solberg suffered turbo boost problems and engine overheating, but maintained his fourth place, with brother Henning finishing the day in fifth.

Rally Argentina, results after Leg 2

1. S Loeb/D Elena (FRA)                         Citroën C4               3h26m03.7s

2. D Sordo/M Marti (ESP)                        Citroën C4               +58.6s

3. J-M Latvala/M Antilla (FIN)                   Ford Focus RS          +1m40.1s

4. P Solberg/P Mills (NOR)                       Citroën Xsara           +2m40.3s

5. H Solberg/C Menkerud (NOR)              Ford Focus RS           +3m24.0s

6. F Villagra/J Perez Companc (ARG)         Ford Focus RS          +5m09.0s

7. M Wilson/S Martin (GB)                        Ford Focus RS           +5m27.0s

8. M Hirvonen/J Lehtinen(FIN)                  Ford Focus RS          +15m57.6s

9. N Al-Attiyah/G Bernacchini (QAT)          Subaru Impreza       +19m45.0s

10. S Ogier/J Ingrassia (FRA)                   Citroën C4               +20m19.3s

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