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Sebastien Loeb to race a McLaren MP4-12C GT3 in 2013

Sebastien LoebSebastien Loeb has confirmed he will contest next year's GT Sprint Series in a McLaren MP4-12C GT3.

The Frenchman announced his decision at Thursday morning's Citroen World Rally Championship launch. He will remain with the squad to tackle four rounds of the 2013 WRC.

The nine-time world champion's focus next season will, however, be on racing as he tackles his first year-long series.

In addition to his McLaren outings - which will be run by his own Sebastien Loeb Racing team - he will also prepare for Citroen's proposed entry to the World Touring Car Championship in 2014.

Loeb said: "I will do the World GT Championship. I like the format of the races in this championship, it is for two one-hour races through the weekend. There are two drivers and we have the tyre change as well."

He drove an MP4-12 GT3, run by Von Ryan Racing on behalf of his own Sebastien Loeb Racing operation, at this year's French GT Tour final at Paul Ricard.

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