Loeb Wants Le Mans Return

Sebastien Loeb wants to compete in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours, despite watching teammate Soheil Ayari crash his car out of this year's race

Loeb Wants Le Mans Return

Ayari crashed the car into the tyre wall at the first chicane, following a puncture. Despite limping back to the pits, the Pescarolo Sport team chose to retire the car due to the damage on both the front and rear of the car.

WRC champion Loeb told Autosport-Atlas: "I would like to come back next year because it was a good experience for me and it was a great pleasure to drive the car, especially one as fast as this one. But it is difficult to say if I will come back next year because we will have to see with the rallies calendar.

"I am very sorry for the team to finish the race like this, but it was very nice to work with them. It is like a big family. I hope that the other car can win the race because it would be a nice result for the team.

"I thought it was very nice driving this car. It takes some time to find the rhythm and to find my marks. I did not have a lot of experience here before I had to race.

"I was disappointed for the team. Soheil went off in the chicane so the race is finished. The car is broken. We started the race with some bad luck, and had to just save sixth position, but now we have to retire."

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