Today, Sébastien Loeb equalled the record for consecutive stage victories previously held by Ari Vatanen (5), a distraction from the fact that in the W2RC classification he is only 1 point behind Nasser Al Attiyah… with two stages still to go. Tomorrow, the Frenchman could beat the Finnish driver’s record and write another page in the history of the Dakar. This would also be a way for the Frenchman to settle the score he has with Nasser Al Attiyah in the world championship. “More haste, less speed,” is an adage from Jean de la Fontaine’s fables that is taught to all children in France’s schools. Loeb is preparing to apply this lesson to the letter, though given his recent performances to pick up the points, both parts of the saying could be said to be true!