He officially retired from the rally, but continues to write their history by coming to some top freelancing: at 47 years and 11 months, Sebastien Loeb defeated Rally Monte Carlo on Sunday in his 80th WRC victory to become the senior winner. World Round – One of the few records that still avoids him.
This is his first win since the 2018 Rally of Catalonia, in which he competed in three races. This is his first success with a car other than the Citroen, a manufacturer that won nine consecutive world titles from 2004 to 2012, and this year at the Ford Puma.
Finally, after splitting from his historical friend Daniel Elena, this is his first success with Isabelle Kalmiche, his new co-director.
Leading the season-opening rally from the 5th to the 9th Specials, his successor in the books, eight-time world champion Sebastien O’Groats, took advantage of the latter’s puncture to gain control of the race’s final special. Sunday morning, and was able to hold the power stage.
He defeated O’Groats (Toyota Yaris) and Irishman Craig Breen (Ford Puma) to sign his eighth victory in Monte Carlo, a great performance for a retiree, a few days after a tough Dakar.
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