SebASTIEN LOEB

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  • BORN: 26 February 1974
  • NATIONALITY: France
  • HOME TOWN: Hageneau
  • INTERESTS: Mortorsport in general, including motorbikes, jetski, wakeboard, climbing, skiing

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb is the world’s most successful rally driver having amassed a staggering nine consecutive WRC titles and 78 wins before branching out into sportscars, touring cars, rally raid and rallycross disciplines in recent years. Originally from Haguenau in north-east France, Loeb is nevertheless no stranger to rallycross. He competed at his home round in Loheac back in 2013 and picked up a rallycross gold medal at the 2012 X Games in California.  The versatile racer also secured a second place finish in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2006, claimed six World Touring Car Championship victories, is the Pikes Peak record holder and has won several stages of the gruelling Dakar Rally. 

In 2016, Loeb contested his first full-time campaign in World RX driving a Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar alongside 2015 runner-up Timmy Hansen, clinching an impressive maiden rallycross victory at the inaugural World RX of Latvia. 

Amassing six podiums on his way to fourth overall in 2017, Loeb will continue with the French manufacturer as Peugeot takes its World RX programme in-house for the first-time under the Team Peugeot Total banner. In addition, Loeb will also bring his successful Sebastien Loeb Racing team to World RX entering young Frenchman Gregoire Demoustier in a Peugeot 208.