Sebastien Loeb to drive a Ferrari 458 GT3 in French GT Tour

Sebastien Loeb will drive a Ferrari 458 GT3 at the final round of this year's French GT Tour later this month

Sebastien Loeb to drive a Ferrari 458 GT3 in French GT Tour

Loeb's car will be prepared by AF Corse for the Paul Ricard round on October 29/30 and the seven-time World Rally Champion says he will be chasing a podium at the event.

"Every year I have fun racing," said Loeb. "My programme is usually very busy, but the timing for this was perfect. Everything came together to be involved on a beautiful circuit like Paul Ricard. It is great to be involved in the final round of a championship which I really appreciate."

Loeb's team-mate in what will be a Red Bull-liveried Ferrari will be announced soon. The Frenchman will face such drivers as Anthony Beltoise (Porsche 997) and Le Mans 24 Hours winner Stephane Ortelli (Audi R8).

Loeb will begin his preparations for the race soon after completing the Catalunya Rally the weekend before. Citroen driver Loeb is currently tied at the top of the WRC table with Ford's Mikko Hirvonen.

Loeb has also talked of discussing a future project during the race weekend at the end of the month - that project is believed to be a new race series organised in his name through the PH Sport company in which he is a part owner.

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