Sebastien Loeb, Daniel Elena claim 9th straight WRC title

As Citroen takes 8th constructor's crown
Oct 10, 2012

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With two races left to go in the 2012 World Rally Championship, the tandem of Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena have already secured the driver's and constructor's titles for themselves and Citroen by winning the Rally de France last weekend. This gives both Loeb and Elena their ninth consecutive WRC driver's title, while Citroen claims its eighth constructor's title in the last 10 years.

Besides capturing the driver's title for the ninth time, winning the Rally de France also gave the tandem their 75th career victory.

Citroen's eighth constructor's title, meanwhile, puts the French carmaker one title shy of equaling Lancia's nine titles in the sport.

"Citroen competes in motorsport events to win, and once again Citroen Racing has shown that it is the best team in the world," said Citroen general manager Frederic Banzet. "The engineers, technicians and crews have all done a fantastic job this season. These successes support the brand's determined and energetic commercial strategy."

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With this season reportedly being Loeb's last in WRC, do you think he should retire while he's still on top of the game or should he compete for a season or two more?

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