Bennani gears up for Loeb Racing debut

Mehdi Bennani says he is fired up for his debut with Sebastian Loeb's racing team ahead of the first round of the World Touring Car Championship.

The Moroccan has moved to Sebastian Loeb Racing for 2015, driving a privately-entered Citroen C-Elysee after competing with the Proteam Honda last season.

Bennani has shown strong form during winter testing, with Loeb himself admitting he was impressed by the speed of his driver.

The WTCC kicks off in Argentina next week, and Bennani is hopeful of a strong result.

"I'm confident I can perform well with the Citroen, but I am also aware of the various parameters still to be discovered," he said.

"And I'll be racing against contenders who already have that knowledge and experience. The aim is to give it our best shot and not have a single regret.

"I very much like the team's mindset and I fully trust them. If we manage to gather everything needed, I have no doubt that it will lead to a good outcome. But we'll have to progress throughout the weekend, that will be one of the key elements."

Loeb added: The aim is to be strong and in good shape right from the first races as well as to show our competitiveness with Mehdi, however we have to keep in mind that Argentina is a real first.

"We must proceed step by step, with no short cuts. Let's focus on our work. If the team does what it knows how to do, we will be heading towards the right direction."


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Series WTCC
Event Mehdi Bennani WTCC testing
Sub-event Mehdi Bennani WTCC testing
Drivers Mehdi Bennani
Article type Breaking news
Tags citroen, loeb racing