Have lived in the service parks of the WRC since 2004 and have even been team-mates. Nasser Al-Attiyah and Sebastien Loeb competed under the bulkhead of Citroën Racing in the 2010 season and are old acquaintances of the World Rally. The tables have changed a little and although they will be rivals in the next Dakar, the French rider wanted to give some advice to Nasser Al-Attiyah in the face of their imminent debut in the WTCC. Will take place in the last round of the championship, on the track of Losail, at the wheel of a Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 of the Spanish team Campos Racing.
Sébastien Loeb recognizes that Nasser Al-Attiyah will face a hard work. The two-time champion of the Dakar will debut at the end of the month on a vehicle TC1 and will be the first time in front of a competition car with front-wheel drive. Without a doubt, the Chevrolet RML Cruze is very different to the Mini All4 Racing or the Peugeot 2008 DKR16 that will be used both in the next edition of the raid of the world’s toughest. Loeb already confronted with the change to compete in a circuit with a front-wheel drive and gives some hints on what to do at qatar.
In full fight for the runner-up position in the World Touring car, Sébastien Loeb sends a message to Al-Attiyah in the face of their imminent debut: “In comparison with the Dakar will be very different. For Nasser be the limit in all parties and to an optimisation everything is going to be a difficult job. To get take advantage of the front-wheel-drive to avoid wheelspin all the time. You have to find the limit of traction, but avoiding the skidding of the wheels, because you lose a lot of time each time you start to turn the wheels. It will not be easy for Al-Attiyah”.