That should be a bit of a shock to anyone who follows the rallying scene.  Sebastien Loeb has been the dominant factor along with Citroen by clinching 8 World titles in the World Rally Championship, eclipsing the record of 7 world titles in Formula1 by Michael Schumacher.  Mikko Hirvonen has led the Ford challenge against Citroen and Loeb in the WRC for sometime now with Jari Matti Latvala playing second fiddle.  In a move that can only be called a surprise Citroen has announced that it has signed Hirvonen for 2012 and has left out the the other Sebastien, Sebastien Ogier.  Ogier maybe signed by Ford or by Volkswagen which is rumoured to be interested in him.  WRC is a two horse race, with Citroen and Ford being the only factory teams and Ford is yet to confirm its participation in 2012.  There have been rumours that Ford and Mini, that recently joined WRC in some rounds could pull the plug on the rally programmes.