A small stretch fast and with gravel lasts in the vicinity of Vidrieres (Girona), spain has been the scenario chosen by Citroën Racing to start the specific test of the Rally RACC Catalunya. beyond to continue the work that all brands are doing these days to deal with the single quotes mixed calendar of the WRC, the great peculiarity of this test session is that behind the steering wheel of the Citroen C3 WRC has been Sébastien Loeb. The nine times champion of the WRC has begun his second test on the World Rally Car French, first off of the asphalt after the one conducted last month.
The mountains have been present in Catalan a day of intense work in which Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena have returned to skid on the ground, recalling their victories on this surface. With nine engineers behind, and a team of almost one hundred people, Loeb has not only been able to have a more global vision of the Citroën C3 WRC, but has been able to give their opinion about the path to take to get a set-up optimal for the C3 WRC give up on earth. During almost all the day, Loeb and Elena have sailed this stretch again and again trying different settings.
apparently, the sensations of Sébastien Loeb with the Citroen C3 WRC have been good, although Citroën have not been given more clues on this test that a few photos that accompany this article. All in all, the reality is that Loeb already has a complete image up to where they can yield the new World Rally Cars, as much as the short and twisty stretch used in Girona has barely stopped to show their full potential on the World Rally Car Group PSA. Difficult to get a clear reading for almost all pilots, not for Loeb.
In fact, this test in Girona, has positioned itself as a turning point for Sébastien Loeb at the time of taking a decision on a possible partial return to the WRC in 2018. Yves Matton and Citroën Racing would be happy to count on the French star, even if it is anecdotal evidence. In this aspect, Loeb appears to be pretty blunt and do not want to hear about you back, so that will not make a decision until you know the plans of Peugeot around the World Rallycross and Dakar, the two programs that currently occupy the time of the frenchman.