Sébastien Loeb out of rally?

With his ninth FIA World Rally Championship title nearly in his pocket, Sebastien Loeb confirmed that he will, as expected, run selected rally events in 2013. The French ace for the Citroen team is also a team owner in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

At the Paris Motor Show, Loeb indicated that he might consider the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2014 with Citroen. Loeb commented: "We have thought about a new challenge together with Citroen. This is another world championship, and it would allow me to take on this new challenge."

Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team

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With 74 WRC victories, Loeb and navigator Daniel Elena stay focus on the three challenges ahead. Actually the French team can wrap up the title on October 7th in Alsace, France; also known as ‘Loeb country’!

Loeb, who is also a brand ambassador for Citroen confirmed: "We will follow a partial programme, and we will be there at the start of the Rally Monte-Carlo.”

Concerning the WTCC future programme, Yves Matton, Citroen Racing team principal added, "The role of brand ambassador for Citroen cannot be a passive one for someone as driven as Sebastien. This project would give him the opportunity to pursue his career in track racing with the support of the manufacturer with which he has worked since his competitive debut.”

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Series WRC
Drivers Sébastien Loeb , Daniel Elena , Yves Matton
Teams Citroën World Rally Team
Article type Breaking news
Tags citroen, elena, featured, fia, loeb, wec, wrc, wtcc