Found it. This is the road. The one that made a nine-time world rally champion. This is Seb's road. We've all got one of these roads - that favourite stretch of asphalt where parents' cars were regularly taken out, usually under the cover of darkness, and driven harder and faster than they had been during the day. Sebastien Loeb's road is, as you would expect, a good one.
After watching the Frenchman win everything the World Rally Championship had to offer for a decade, we decided to drive down to his part of the world to try to find out a little bit more about where he came from and what made him great. And the road is a good place to start.
Especially in a Porsche Cayenne GTS. We thought about a Citroen, but the first car Loeb bought himself as a world champion was a Porsche (albeit a 911... but the trip was too far and we had too much kit for one of those) - hence the fearsomely quick, growling V8.
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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