Tag Archive: Sébastien Loeb

Jul 01

Sebastien Loeb demolishes Pikes Peak record with an 8:13.878 (+video)

As they say in France, a mighty Chapeau!

Sebastien Loeb - Peugeot Pikes Peak

Everyone knew Peugeot and Sébastien Loeb came to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to do something impressive, but taking one minute and 33 seconds off last year’s record is unprecedented.

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May 11

Kubica ‘faster than Raikkonen’ – Loeb

“Robert is really serious about rally, and is working hard to improve”

Sebastien Loeb  -Porsche Cup - photo © 2013 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. Sebastien Loeb, the most successful driver in world rally history, thinks Robert Kubica has more potential than Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Final World Rally Ranking 2012

The Rally Driver No. 1 is Sébastien Loeb – The Rally Codriver No. 1 is Daniel Elena

World Rally Ranking logoSebastian Vettel - Sébastien Loeb (photo © DPPI - Thierry Bovy)Sébastien Loeb is without question the number 1 of international rallying, as confirmed by the 2012 world rally ranking WRR (World Rally Ranking) promoted by the IRDA (International Rally Drivers Association), the first place is always occupied by the French driver, in second place the Finnish Mikko Hirvonen, the podium is completed by Norvegian Andreas Mikkelsen. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

All-action IRC season six to conclude on Cyprus Rally

The race for Intercontinental Rally Challenge glory will reach its climax on the Cyprus Rally from 2-4 November.

Mikkelsen CyprusIRC - Intercontinental Rally ChallengeWith a history dating back to 1970, the mixed-surface event lists a host of illustrious former winners including Stig Blomqvist, Sébastien Loeb, Colin McRae, Ari Vatanen and Björn Wåldegard. Since its inclusion on the IRC calendar for the first time in 2010, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Andreas Mikkelsen have both enjoyed success. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

Rally Sweden: Latvala gets the job done (+result)

Loeb remains Championship leader

Jari-Matti Latvala  SwedenRally Sweden logoIt wasn’t exactly an easy run to the finish for Jari-Matti Latvala, but the Ford number one kept his head through a tense final morning to claim Rally Sweden victory and get his 2012 FIA World Rally Championship powered by Nokia title challenge properly underway. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Loeb excited ahead of Monte-Carlo return

Sebastien Loeb says he is relishing starting his bid for his ninth World Rally Championship title on Rallye Monte-Carlo

Sebastien Loeb 2011-08-16Sébastien Loeb  2011-09-14The event, which begins in the French city of Valence on Tuesday 17 January, returns to the WRC trail for the first time in three years. Loeb says the rally is “mythical” and that its return is another boost to the championship’s popularity. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Al-Attiyah secures Citroen drive

Nasser Al-Attiyah to drive a third factory Citroen DS3 WRC in 2012

Nasser Al-Attiyah Citroën WRC 2011 -30-09-2010Citroen has confirmed it will expand its WRC programme to run a third car for Nasser Al-Attiyah during the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

Roberto Merhi’s world tour

It is the time to reap the harvest of a spectacular 2011 season for Roberto Merhi.

Roberto Merhi - AutosportF3 - Zandvoort - Roberto MerhiThe Spanish driver claimed victory in the world’s two most important Formula 3 championships this year, the Euro Series and the FIA International Trophy, and has accordingly picked up international plaudits.

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Oct 23

Loeb reigns in Spain (+result)

His seventh win in Spain and his fifth of the season

Sebastien Loeb Spain VictorySebastien Loeb - CatalogneSebastien Loeb has won RallyRACC-Rally de Espana to edge clear of Mikko Hirvonen in the race for the 2011 World Rally Championship crown. Driving a Citroen DS3 WRC, Loeb maintained his overnight advantage for his seventh win in Spain and his fifth of the season alongside co-driver Daniel Elena. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Saturday WRC wrap

Loeb leads, Latvala flies

Sebastien Loeb - CatalogneJari-Matti Latvala  FranceSebastien Loeb continues to lead RallyRACC-Rally de Espana following another strong display in his Citroen DS3 WRC. But while Loeb maintained his advantage out front, Jari-Matti Latvala shone with a trio of stage wins in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Sebastien Loeb wins in Finland (+result & photo)

 Driving a Citroen DS3 WRC

Sebastien Loeb 2011-07-30Rally Finland logoSebastien Loeb has extended his lead at the top of the Word Rally Championship to 27 points following a stunning second win on Neste Oil Rally Finland, which finished in the city of Jyvaskyla on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Loeb leads in Finland (+result)

Ogier was second fastest on the opening test

Sébastien Loeb  Finlande 2011-07-28Rally Finland logoSebastien Loeb will take a lead of 2.8s into day two of Neste Oil Rally Finland, which has got off to a dramatic start on the high-speed gravel stages north of the service park in Jyvaskyla this evening (Thursday). Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Loeb wins Italian WRC thriller (+result)

Sebastien Loeb has extended his lead of the World Rally Championship for drivers

Sebastien Loeb SardaigneSébastien Loeb (1) - France - 03-10-2010After winning Rally d’Italia Sardegna for a fourth time. Driving a Citroen DS3 WRC, Loeb faced the daunting prospect of running first on the road and clearing a line through the loose surface gravel for the drivers behind for three consecutive days to claim his second victory of 2011 alongside co-driver Daniel Elena. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Solberg sets Sardinia shakedown pace (+result)

At the wheel of his Citroen DS3 WRC

Petter Solberg portrait 2011-03-08Petter Solberg  Rallye JordaniePetter Solberg has got his bid to win Rally d’Italia Sardegna off to the perfect start by going fastest in shakedown for the world championship counter., Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Hamilton reinforced commitment to McLaren in meeting

“I’m not thinking about going elsewhere”

2011-02-04 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton2011-03-09 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton 01Lewis Hamilton has revealed he sought out his boss Martin Whitmarsh to re-pledge his commitment to McLaren. Recent speculation had linked the 2008 world champion with a future move to Red Bull, but he played those rumours down by saying the reigning champions are just “a drinks company”. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Ogier rocks, Block rolls on Portugal shakedown (+result)

In warm and sunny conditions close to the rally’s base of Faro

Sébastien Ogier 001-201009-09-11_145Sébastien Ogier continues to edge team-mate Sébastien Loeb for outright pace in the 2011 World Rally Championship, as Citroën lock out the top three on the shakedown for this weekend’s Rally Portugal – and Ken Block goes for a roll. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Loeb wins in Rally Mexico (+Top Ten)

Sebastien Loeb has won Rally Guanajuato Mexico for the fifth time

Sebastien LoebSebastien Loeb 091107The Citroen Total World Rally Team star began the final day of the event locked in a close battle with team-mate Sebastien Ogier, 10.5s adrift. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Loeb hits trouble in Mexico

Wrc.com stage summary – Stage data: SS15, Ibarrrilla 2 (29.90 kilometres)

Rally Guanajuato Mexico logoSebastien Loeb  Rally UK 20101113By 2010 Rally Mexico winning co-driver Daniel Elena: “This stage is the longest of the rally. It’s a technical stage with changing of rhythm. It’s an interesting stage because some parts are narrow and slow and after it is very, very fast. It’s a good, good stage but again you have the problem if you are first on the road because you are cleaning the road and it really is not easy and the others are trying to push.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Ogier fastest in Mexico shakedown (+result)

Sebastien Ogier has gone fastest in shakedown for Rally Guanajuato Mexico

Sebastien Ogier Mexico 2011-03-03Rally Guanajuato Mexico logoThe factory Citroen driver clocked a fastest time of 2m51.7s over the 5.13-kilometre San Juan de Otates stage held in hot and dry conditions for the start of round two of the World Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Loeb eyes Mexico win number five

The first rally on gravel is really the kick-off of the season

Sebastien Loeb  Rally UK 20101113Sebastien LoebThe route is very like what we’ll meet during the rest of the year with this event’s special feature, a combination of very quick and very twisty sections. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

World Rally Championship entries hit new high

Eight teams are currently registered for the prestigious FIA World Rally Championship

WRC logoTop 5 championshipsInterest in the World Rally Championship has hit a new high with more than 10 teams set to chase manufacturers’ points during the course of the 2011 season which kicks off this week with Rally Sweden (10 – 13 February). Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Huge entry for World Rally Championship opener

Nearly 130 cars will start the Karlstad event
New TV deal gives UK WRC fans more coverage than ever before 

Rally Sweden logoWRCThe 2011 World Rally Championship is set to get off to a thrilling start in Sweden next month after all the series’ big guns lodged entries for the snow spectacular. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Loeb, Solberg locked in battle for Rally GB lead

Ott Tanak leads the PWRC, 35.8 seconds up on Patrik Flodin

Citroen’s Sebastien Loeb is the man at the top of the times post-SS11 – but Petter Solberg is right in contention in second. Citroen number one driver Sebastien Loeb leads Wales Rally GB heading into the mid-day halt, although Petter Solberg is right up there in his privately entered C4 WRC and a major threat, just 2.3 seconds adrift. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

WRC: Ogier crashes out in Wales, won’t re-start

Sebastien Ogier rolled his Citroen C4 WRC car in the first test of the day

Citroen’s Sebastien Ogier has crashed out of the Wales Rally GB in the opening stage this morning. Ogier went off the road near the end of the 14.78 kilometre Radnor Forest stage [SS8] rolling his Citroen C4 WRC car in the process. It has since been confirmed he will not be able to re-join tomorrow under the SupeRally. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Black Swan’s Bleekemolen set to make ROC debut

Reigning GT Challenge co-champion wins Race of Champions fan voting

Black Swan Racing’s Jeroen Bleekemolen is heading to one of motorsport’s biggest stages with an entry into this year’s Race of Champions in Dusseldorf, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Sébastien Loeb special edition for Marvin

 New times, new codes

Marvin - Sebastien Loeb 5Marvin - Sebastien Loeb 7Marvin is expanding its range to include the world of motor sport. A new collection has been developed as a Special Edition in partnership with its ambassador, Sébastien Loeb. Recently crowned world champion for the seventh time, he is widely considered to be the greatest rally driver of all time. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Exclusive preview of Marvin’s LOEB Special Edition (+ video)

Sebastien Loeb designs his Special Edition Sports Watch

Marvin - Sebastien Loeb -SMarvin - Sebastien Loeb 4On Thursday, November 4, 2010 Marvin will reveal in Paris its eagerly awaited new collection developed as a Special Edition in partnership with its brand ambassador, Sébastien Loeb. He was recently crowned world rally champion for the seventh time and is considered to be the greatest rally driver of all times. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Kovalainen to ROC again

The Finn, currently with Lotus in F1, is back for more

Heikki Kovalainen: ”The Race of Champions has a special place in my heart because beating Michael and Sébastien in 2004 really got me noticed in the world of motor sport.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

The moment of truth

The theatre: Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona

This weekend will be the last for the 2010 International GT Open season and Marco Frezza is ready for the challenge. His weapon: the usual Ferrari 430 GT3 of the Swiss Kessel Racing team. His team-mate: again Niki Cadei. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Solberg: Ogier needs to watch out on Wales Rally GB

Sebastien Ogier currently holds the runner-up spot on the World Rally Championship

But Petter Solberg is on a mission to take it from him on the final round of the year Former World Rally Champion and four-time winner of Rally Great Britain Petter Solberg has warned the Citroen Junior Team’s Sebastien Ogier to watch out for his runner-up spot on the World Rally Championship in Britain next month. Read the rest of this entry »

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