Sebastien Ogier's late mistake while leading Rally Mexico was not only a major blow to his World Rally Championship aspirations, but also hit his standing in the Castrol EDGE Rankings.
Had he hung on and taken his first win of 2011, Ogier was set to surge into the top 15 in the Castrol EDGE Rankings, but instead he slipped four places to 23rd.
Ogier's crash handed victory to Sebastien Loeb, and this meant the reigning WRC champion hung on to his third place in the Castrol EDGE Rankings – which he stood to lose to Fernando Alonso had he failed to continue his Mexico winning streak.
The win also brought Loeb up to a close second in the Castrol EDGE Race for 2011, just behind rally runner-up Mikko Hirvonen.
Elsewhere, Carl Edwards' NASCAR Sprint Cup victory at Las Vegas brought him on the verge of a place in the Castrol EDGE Rankings top 10, as he edged up from 14th to 11th. Edwards vaulted past Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch to become NASCAR's second-highest Castrol EDGE Rankings contender after Jimmie Johnson (9).
To see the full Castrol EDGE Rankings and Castrol EDGE Race for 2011, visit www.castroldriverrankings.com