autosport.com
Search:
Find out more about our subscriptions
  AUTOSPORT+ LOGIN AUTOSPORT Plus  
Username:
Password:
WRC NEWS 

Sebastien Loeb to compete in World Rally Championship part-time

Sebastien Loeb Citroen

Sebastien Loeb will complete a partial programme in the World Rally Championship next season.

The Frenchman announced at the Paris motor show on Thursday that he will compete in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally, but that he has no fixed plans for the rest of the year.

AUTOSPORT revealed in August that Loeb was considering scaling-back his programme and only competing on his favourite events.

Citroen confirmed that Mikko Hirvonen will do the full season, while another, yet-to-be announced crew will join the Finn.

"We will be making another announcement in due course about the second crew that will compete in the absence of Seb and Daniel [Elena, co-driver]," said Citroen.

World Rally champion Loeb, who has clinched the last eight titles, said himself and Citroen are considering entering the World Touring Car Championship in the future.

Loeb has been full-time in WRC machinery since 2002. He has won an unprecedented 74 events, all of them with Citroen.

Loeb, 38, is on his way to secure his ninth title in a row, leading team-mate Hirvonen by 61 points with just three rounds left.

Subs
  More news  
    advertisement
  RELATED LINKS
Read the AUTOSPORT Digital Edition
Visit the autosport.com shop
See highlights from 60 years of AUTOSPORT
  RELATED STORIES
Ostberg shrugs off Citroen rejection
Prodrive accepts Sordo's decision
Sordo returns to Citroen for 2013
Wilson pays tribute to Loeb
Loeb 'fatigued' by WRC schedule
Citroen's WRC future secured
Haymarket