Sebastien Loeb Racing expands to WRC2 with Giordano

Sebastien Loeb Racing will field Quentin Giordano in six WRC2 events this year in a Peugeot 208 T16.

Giordano, 29, had his first international campaign in 2014, finishing fourth in both WRC3 and JWRC before stepping up to WRC2 the following year.

Even though he managed to secure a third place in Germany, mechanical issues forced him to retire in three out of his seven rallies, and he could only finish 15th overall.

He also raced in the French Touring Car Championship with Sebastien Loeb Racing, his first collaboration with the team.

Giordano kicked off the 2016 season as a WRC2 privateer in Rally Monte Carlo, taking fourth in the event, and he will spend the rest of the season driving for SLR.

”When I heard Sebastien [Loeb] was working on this project, I immediately wanted to join him,” said Giordano.

”This programme will help me be a better rally driver and the presence of Sebastien at my side will motivate me even more."

WRC legend Loeb added: ”We followed Quentin since last year when he ran in the French Touring Car Championship.

”Quentin is experienced, but he also showed plenty of talent last year and, more recently, in Rally Monte Carlo.”

Giordano will join fellow Frenchman Terry Folb at the team, who is set to participate in the JWRC category.


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Series WRC
Drivers Quentin Giordano
Teams Sébastien Loeb Racing
Article type Breaking news