Would re-signing Loeb for the WRC be a mistake for Citroen?

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Would re-signing Loeb for the WRC be a mistake for Citroen?
By: David Evans
Sep 23, 2017, 9:39 PM

At first the idea of Sebastien Loeb returning to the Citroen World Rally Championship team seemed both implausible and ill-advised. Now, after his second test, it makes complete sense...

Sébastien Loeb, Citroën C3 WRC
Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena, Citroën C3 WRC
Sébastien Loeb, Citroën C3 WRC
Sébastien Loeb, Daniel Elena, Citroën C3 WRC
Sébastien Loeb, Citroën C3 WRC

The last decade had disappeared. Gone. In the blink of an eye, we were back at the heart of Citroen's total control of the World Rally Championship as Sebastien Loeb and technical types Didier Clement and Christophe Besse locked themselves into a conversation about how to make their car faster.

There was less hair for some and more grey for others, but the relationship remained just as it had been back in the days of the Xsara WRC morphing into a C4 WRC in a seamless stream of success. Earlier this week in the hills high above the Costa Brava, there was feeling that Citroen had reached back into its past to take a step forward into the future.

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Series WRC
Drivers Sébastien Loeb
Author David Evans
Article type Commentary