No Extra WRC Occasions for Loeb After Rally Turkey? – The Checkered Flag

No More WRC Events for Loeb After Rally Turkey? - The Checkered Flag

9-time FIA World Rally Champion Sébastian Loeb took his second podium with Hyundai Motorsport at Rally Turkey final weekend, by ending in third, and was the primary for him and co-driver Daniel Elena since Rally Chile 2019.

The Turkish WRC spherical was scheduled to be Loeb’s final WRC occasion this season, as Dani Sordo has been chosen to be Hyundai’s third driver for the following rally in Sardinia and Craig Breen is scheduled to drive in Belgium in November.

Now it’s additionally doable that 46-year-old Loeb could have made his final look behind the wheel of a WRC automotive within the championship altogether.

We haven’t talked something [with the Hyundai Motorsport]. It doesn’t rely upon this consequence. Sure I take pleasure in driving and I had a variety of enjoyable. I’m proud that I used to be capable of struggle in opposition to these guys. Nevertheless, that doesn’t change something and as I mentioned, I haven’t mentioned the following rallies with the crew.” Loeb mentioned.

Loeb was main Rally Turkey on the opening day on Friday afternoon, however misplaced a few locations because the rally coninued the next day.

Credit score: Fabien Dufour / Hyundai Motorsport GmbH

“In any case, it’s nice to be on a podium place, as a result of we had our personal ups and downs in the course of the rally. It was additionally nice to steer the rally after the opening day. Then firstly of the second day I made a little bit of a foul tire alternative and misplaced locations. Additionally within the afternoon on Saturday I destroyed the tires once more. Fortunately, I used to be nonetheless capable of get again to second place.” Loeb continued.

“On Sunday, I simply needed to begin at full pace, however there was an unimaginable quantity of mud within the air. The circumstances had been typically not drivable in any respect. I attempted to drive with out dangers in order that there could be no flat tire, however sure I caught one, I don’t know in any respect the place it got here from. In the long run, we nonetheless fought ourselves for the rostrum.”

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