So Sebastian Loeb won again in 2008, bringing home a record-breaking fifth world championship. The first round of the 2009 season is Rally Ireland. It replaces Monte Carlo, who return for the 2010 season. The only other time this rally was run was in 2007 and that was won by Loeb which is why he is one of the favourites. However, things might not go perfect for Loeb as his team-mate Dani Sordo is desperate to over-haul the reigning world championship on his best surface- Tarmac. The BP Ford pairing of Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala are improving all of the time. There is one thing that might slip them all up, the weather. A move to January means that there could be possibilities of rain, fog, even snow and ice. You can see the results at .