Citroën Racing and Sébastien Loeb have broken and not in a friendly way. After fifteen years of collaboration, the French driver is no longer part of the team and also is an ambassador of the French brand. Loeb has been ‘pierced’ Peugeot Racing in the face of their imminent debut in the Dakar. The nine times champion of the WRC debut with the Peugeot 2008 DKR, although he maintained hopes to be able to continue in the WTCC with the Citroen C-Elysee. The French rider was really surprised of the decision made by Citroën, while Yves Matton believes that Loeb was not fired, removing iron to the subject matter.
Sébastien Loeb ended up annoyed and disappointed by the end of your program in WTCC, although it remained correct in his statements. However, in France, has given another version of e Yves Matton has had to leave to the step: “The search of sensational stories in the press can distort the reactions. Seb was not fired, as it has been suggested. He remains a part of the PSA Group and its new challenge with Peugeot is not a plan B. he Chose the Dakar. The only thing that cannot be denied is that it is the end of a great chapter in the history of Citroën Racing”.
A bet on the Dakar that can go hand in hand with new challenges for Sébastien Loeb. Entry, it is very likely that Seb competes for the World Cross Country, but it may not be your only program. With a calendar undemanding and with Peugeot Sport wishing to take advantage of their new star, it would not be strange to see him with a vehicle of the signature of the lion in another championship. Bruno Famin has left us a glimpse of that Loeb could challenge any test in the World of Rallycross with one of the units of the Peugeot 208 RX belonging to Hansen Motorsport.