Mehdi Benanni has made a name for themselves in the WTCC-based work. Since its debut in 2009 at the wheel of a Seat León TFSI of Exagon Racing up to his victory in the last event of 2016 in Qatar, the pilot moroccan has made huge strides as a pilot. However, Bennani has managed to go from being a shy debutante to be in the shortlist of favorites to fight for the title of the World Touring car. A progression that has come hand-in-hand in the last two years of team Sébastien Loeb Racing and the Citroen C-Elysee TC1.
After finishing runner-up in the Yokohama Trophy in 2015 and be the first winner, the first winner of the WTCC Trophy in 2016, Mehdi Bennani has been renewed by Sébastien Loeb Racing, so that he will drive one of the Citroën C-Elysée on the computer. Almost without making any noise, as it moves on the track and in the paddock, Bennani has become a candidate to the title. First, a unit of the car champion in the past three years and in the second instance because in 2016 he fought face to face against Honda. Now without Citroën Racing as a team official, ‘Pechito’ Lopez and Yvan Muller in the grill, this victory can be for the championship.
“I Am very pleased to continue this partnership with Sébastien Loeb Racing. For me, stability is a very important aspect, something to prioritize, and more with all that I have learned along the team in the last two years. We all know how competitive that is the C-Elysée. The team knows how to make it work to your best level, so we started a new season with more confidence than ever. We’ll have to wait until the first race to have a real idea, but I hope to improve the results of 2016″ has stated Mehdi Bennani, demonstrating his natural caution.