Loeb made three guest appearances for former employer Citroen in 2018, clinching them a nowadays all-too-rare victory at Rally de España and making the younger pack of championship-chasing drivers look a bit red-faced.
Clearly he fancies a bit more of that, and will contest six races for Hyundai next year. So no, he won’t be adding a tenth world title, but he could yet again stand on podiums that you’d rightly expect to be filled by drivers comfortably his junior.
“Right now, given how the rally panned out, I’d be tempted to say it’s perhaps my greatest win,” Loeb said after that win in Spain back in October. “It was an almighty scrap, right to the bitter end. When I saw I had won on the display at the end of the final stage, it was a truly incredible feeling.”