The World Rally Championship's most successful driver apparently isn't leaving the sport for good. Citroen Racing and its new WRC title partner, the emirate of Abu Dhabi, recently presented its 2013 racing program for the series, and two of the names that appeared in it are those of nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena.
The program states that both Loeb and Elena will compete in at least four rallies for the 2013 season. According to Citroen Racing, if Loeb isn't competing in the WRC, he will be working on other projects with the French carmaker, which would see him compete in track racing events.
"We'll start the season in Monte Carlo and we'll also be competing in Sweden, because it's a rally that I would love to win in normal racing conditions," Loeb said in the program. "And I couldn't begin to think about missing the Rallye de France."
Although Loeb will only be competing in a handful of races in the series, his DS3 WRC will still bear the number one tag for the 2013 season in honor of his first-place finish this year.