Sébastien Loeb Racing confirms to Mehdi Bennani for 2016


Mehdi Bennani will continue in the WTCC in 2016. The pilot moroccan is one of the pilots who first has confirmed his future in the World of passenger Cars, on the sidelines of the two official drivers of Citroën Racing. Bennani will drive for Sébastien Loeb Racing and will be flying the first of the Citroën C-Elysée’s private computer. After finishing at the gates of the title in the Trophy in Yokohama Independent, the French team is confident in the good work of the moroccan take on the title, which on this occasion has fallen into the hands of Norbert Michelisz and Zengo Motorsport.

Mehdi Bennani is the first driver announced by the squadron of france, but it will not be the only one. In fact, the formation of Sébastien Loeb and is managed by its co-founder, Dominique Heintz, will be in competition with at least one other Citroën C-Elysée. In fact, on the table is the possibility of having a third pilot, perhaps anticipating the season 2017, the formation can become the only team with the Citroën C-Elysee TC1 before the departure of the official team of Citroën Racing. In any case, the team will make new announcements.


After confirming the renewal of Mehdi Bennani in the previous hour
at the start of the skills at Losail, Dominique Heintz wrote: “The
experience gained in the WTCC is very interesting and this invites us to
continue to make things better
than the competition. We have created
a very good working relationship with Mehdi Bennani”
. The manager of the
team values: “We have made steady progress in the aggregate to
to achieve great performances and stay at the top of the standings.
We’ve laid the foundation to do a season even better in 2016 with
a very competitive car as is the C-Elysée”.

For its part,
Mehdi Bennani wrote: “to Know that I’m going to continue with Sébastien Loeb
Racing even before the end of the current season is excellent
news. I have total confidence in the team. It is a structure
very professional and run for them is a unique sensation”
. The moroccan
in addition, he added: thank you to all that have helped me to get
at this level. All the support of the people of Morocco is a great
honor and a great responsibility. I am the first pilot Arabic in compete
in the WTCC and I hope to one day be the first to win the world title
of the discipline”.