WRC » Loeb crowned for ninth time after French win

Sebastien Loeb triumphs in his home town and clinches his ninth WRC drivers' title in succession after another dominant display

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barry - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 5:46 PM

Everyone knew this would be the outcome.

Was likely he 'didnt want to win last time out in Rally GB' so as that he could wrap up No9 WRC in his home rally in France. In other words the "Master Plan"

Goes without saying, congrats Seb. "The Master"!!!

rh - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 7:19 PM

I remember watching the 2003 Rally GB highlights on channel 4 (those were the days) and Loeb had been told to back off to ensure the constructors championship was won. This allowed Solberg to win the drivers championship. Commentator Ben Edwards at the time commented on Loeb backing off "it could be several years before he is in a position to fight for the championship again". Seems funny now.

Well done Loeb

MKD - Unregistered

October 07, 2012 8:29 PM

It will be real shame if he doesn't change his mind about next year and to compete on all of the rallies against VW and Hyundai and try to wrap up title number 10.
10 is the way to go for such a fantastic career.


October 07, 2012 8:42 PM
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9 is as good as number as 7 for others. He just feels it is time to back off and do something else + spend more time with his family I guess. Nothing more to prove with Citroen in Rally.

Fullstop - Unregistered

October 08, 2012 6:43 AM

To Loab,
Please don't compete any rally next year. If you win all the rally you entered, other driver will feel disheartening.
But please do compete fully in 2014. At that time more competition to fight with and you get a new record, champion after retire.

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