Sebastien Loeb may be the greatest active racing driver

From WRC to GT Series to...Pikes Peak?
Apr 5, 2013

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Sebastien Loeb may be the greatest active race car driver

Nine-straight World Rally Championship champion Sebastien Loeb may be the greatest active racing driver because there seems to be no stopping his greatness in motorsports.

For the 2013 WRC season, Loeb won't be competing in the 13 scheduled races, but will instead run in at least four. As it so happens, after three races, Loeb is currently in second place despite missing the Rally Mexico, thanks to his second-place finish in Sweden and first-place performance in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally.

Most recently, Loeb also ran in the first round of the 2013 FIA GT Series under his namesake team, and surprisingly enough, the French rally champion--together with McLaren factory driver Alvaro Parente--won the qualifying race. The second race, however, saw both the team's McLaren 12C GT3 cars hit with driver penalties, dropping them back before finishing in 11th and 12th places.

Come June, Loeb will be competing in the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb race in a Peugeot 208 T16 that has been entered in the Unlimited class. This means Loeb will be competing against defending champion--and current record holder of nine minutes, 46.164 seconds--Rhys Millen.

It certainly looks like Loeb semi-retired from the WRC to scratch his racing itch elsewhere.

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