Loeb returns to WRC for 6 rounds at Hyundai

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Sebastien Loeb poses for a portrait at the Citroen Racing Test Track in Dreux, France on June 11th, 2012 // Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20120626-00083 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Sure, it’s not F1 related but I can’t help but be excited to hear that Sébastien Loeb is coming back to racing in the World Rally Championship for six rounds. He’ll be sharing a Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC with Dani Sordo in 2019.

It’s a 2-year deal and starts at next month’s Monte Carlo Rally. He did a 3-round deal with Citroen and won in Spain and that re-invigorated the racing bug.

“Winning at Rally of Spain this season reignited my desire to continue competing at the very front of WRC,” he said.

“Joining Hyundai will give us a fresh challenge and one that I can’t wait to tackle.

“I have been impressed with the team’s approach and their determination to succeed. They were firmly in the title fight this season and I feel that I can bring a lot to them.”

I consider Loeb one of the very best racing drivers period in all forms of motorsport and with nine titles, it is easy to see why. Let’s hope his presence will bring back viewers and excitement to the WRC as well.

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