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Loeb awarded knighthood

Multiple WRC champion Sebastien Loeb has been awarded a knighthood, receiving the 'Légion d'honneur' at the Elysée Palace
in Paris from French president Nicolas Sarkozy earlier this week.

The 'Légion d'honneur' is the highest award that can be given to any private individual in France and recognises outstanding achievement from French citizens in any branch of the country's activity, leaving aside social or hereditary factors.

The 'Legion d'honneur' award ceremony took place at the Elysée Palace in Paris, where Sébastien Loeb was given his knighthood.

“I am extremely honoured to have been recognised in this way by the President of the Republic,” he said. “This award is given to an individual, but I would like to share it with each and every member of the Citroen team.

“Every time that we hear the French National Anthem played at the end of a rally, we all feel exactly the same pride at having showcased France to the best of all our abilities. I hope now that I can continue to worthily represent my country by claiming a sixth consecutive World Rally Championship title at the end of this year.”


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kat - Unregistered

May 29, 2009 10:49 PM

Jeff: If you mean his stopping at the end of day 1 - it is not against the rules. If so, he will be punished. Anyway, Ford guys do that quite often and noone is accusing them of cheating because they dont. Like Loeb. Anyway - do you really think that that award was held because of his perfomance in Sardinina? Come on, think of how much he achieved in his sport and how much he did for rally. Many people know who he is even if they know almost nothing about rallying..



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