Loeb keeps overall lead at Rally France
STRASBOURG, France (AP) - Sebastien Loeb of France moved closer to clinching his ninth straight world rally title after winning four stages on Saturday.
Norwegian driver Petter Solberg crashed into an electricity pylon after ploughing through a vineyard.
Loeb won the first two stages ahead of Citroen teammate Mikko Hirvonen, but Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland took the next before the day's fourth stage was canceled for security reasons because of overcrowding.
Loeb had a blip on stage five, finishing fifth, but won the next three to extend his overnight lead over Latvala to 29.7 seconds.
The Frenchman only needs to finish ahead of Hirvonen on Sunday's final day - featuring six stages - to guarantee the world crown. The Finn is in third place, 54 seconds behind Loeb.