Sebastian Loeb To Race In 2016 World Rallycross Championship

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Rallying legend Sebastian Loeb has joined the 2016 World Rallycross Championship.

The Frenchman will race for team Peugeot-Hansen in a Peugeot 208 WRX alongside last season's runner-up Timmy Hansen. Loeb's move to World Rallycross will see him go up against old foe and current two-time defending champion Petter Solberg.

Speaking about his entry into the World Rallycross Championship, Loeb said, "I'm very excited by this opportunity to participate in the full World Rallycross Championship for the first time."

"Over the years I have been fortunate to participate in some truly amazing racing, but rallycross - with the sheer power and the competiveness of the Peugeot 208 WRX, plus the intense nature of the competition - will be something very special. The car and the strategy for this type of racing is completely new to me, so I have a lot to learn, but I hope I can be competitive pretty soon."

Leob has dabbled in Rallycross before, he won the Rallycross event at the 2012 X-Games in a Citroen DS3 prepared by Hansen motorsport and he also participated in the FIA European Rallycross Championship in the Rallycross of France at Loheac and finished 4th in the first semi-final.

Story first published: Monday, February 29, 2016, 16:37 [IST]
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