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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Video: You can’t take the rally driver out of Sebastien Loeb

Nine-time rally champion Sebastien Loeb may have left the World Rally Championship series after 15 years to compete in the World Touring Car Championship this year, but it seems he's still busy employing the rally-driving techniques that made him a legend.

The WTCC series is in Macau right now for its 12th and final round. While the race for the 2014 championship is technically over with Citroen bagging the manufacturers' title, and one of its three main drivers (Jose Maria Lopez) capturing the drivers' championship recently, Loeb is still putting on a show for the audience.

The video below was taken during this weekend's test and practice sessions on the Macau street circuit. What's interesting here is that while Loeb's teammates--Lopez and 2013 WTCC champion Yvan Muller--followed the classic racing line through the tight hairpin corner, Loeb's entry was tighter and closer to the apex. To compensate, instead of driving around it, Loeb slid the tail of his C-Elysee WTCC car around the corner as if he was on a tarmac stage of WRC.

Yes, Loeb still has got it.

 

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