Triple world champion, Sebastien Loeb believes that Ireland definitely deserves the chance to host a round of the WRC again.

Although the FIA has yet to confirm the World Rally Championship schedule for 2009, Ireland is expected to return and Seb was one of many drivers' to give the round a positive report following the inaugural event this past weekend.

"It's a nice rally and it's always a nice atmosphere here," said the Citroen ace. "It's really exciting to come to a place where people like rallying and they enjoy what you are doing. It's a great atmosphere.

"I have come here three times to compete in rallies - and won three times, and so I would like to come again."

Loeb comments were echoed by Subaru's Chris Atkinson, who said he was 'definitely' glad the WRC had come to Ireland.

"You see the amount of people around and the enthusiasm for the rally here and the amount of media coverage and you hear it on the radio and you know it's an important event," continued the Aussie. "In some countries you don't get that feeling but here you definitely do."

PWRC winner, Niall McShea is now keen to see his home country host a WRC event for a second time.

"Rally Ireland is an absolute credit to the organisers and to the people both north and south of the border," he added.

"The crowds here have been humungous; they are the largest I have seen in WRC.

"The stages are very unique, tricky and typical of Irish rallying. It's a unique rally and it has a brilliant place and a proper slot in the World Championship. I hope the FIA decide to bring it back soon."

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