Is it real? Is he really going?
We've had seven rallies this year to come to terms with it, yet it still feels strange.
Sebastien Loeb is leaving the building. Come Sunday, to the rallying world he'll be just a nine-time world champion has-been.
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David Evans is the rallies editor of Autosport and Motorsport News. A successful rally driving father ensured an early introduction to motorsport and, fascinated as he was by rallying, the fourth estate was of equal interest. Having read (or at least looked at the pictures) from the age of two, he joined <i>Motoring News</i> in 1996 and later moved to Autosport in 2002.@davidevansrally More features by David Evans