Creating PSA Motorsport, which concentrates at the headquarters of Versailles Satory Peugeot Sport, Citroën Racing y DS Performance, will soon celebrate its first anniversary.
This center of excellence offers numerous opportunities both in terms of technical synergies and in the sports field thanks to the breadth of the programs it manages.
With this, it allows highly versatile pilots, such as Sébastien Loeb move from one program to another and from one vehicle to another. Loeb's talent, his experience, his demands, his desire to face new challenges and his inner strength are perfect allies to achieve success in many categories.
Lined up by Peugeot Sport both in rally-raid (he finished second in the last Dakar) and in the World Rallycross, Séb will test the Citroën C3 WRC in the coming weeks in private tests on asphalt.
During this day, the driver will discover the characteristics of the 2017 WRC regulations, which have made it possible to develop faster cars than those he had the opportunity to drive during the years he competed in the world of rallying. The test will allow Citroën Racing to receive the authoritative technical opinion of a great champion on the C3 WRC.
Loeb will be reunited with the red and white colors that have accompanied him since the beginning of his career and with which he achieved extraordinary figures: 9 WRC World Champion titles, numerous individual records and, later, a successful participation in the WTCC.
Rallies, circuits, rally-raid, rallycross and climbing races: in all these specialties, Loeb has competed with the PSA Group brands. Thus, in 2013 he smashed the record for the climb to Pikes Peak with the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak. Later, and always with Peugeot Sport, he made his debut in the specialty of rally-raid and in Rallycross where he currently occupies the 4th position in the general classification and in which he has led the Team to the 2nd position in the team classification. In 2018, the Dakar will once again be one of his priorities, always accompanied by his faithful Monegasque ally, Daniel Elena.
The adventure therefore continues with official programs, but also on other fronts such as national rallies with the 306 Maxi and 208 T16 managed by his team, Sébastien Loeb Racing.
“With the creation of PSA Motorsport we have formed a unique and great team. Despite competing in rally-raid races and the World Rallycross with Peugeot, I can bring my experience to Citroën by testing the C3. I really want to drive a WRC again and to see the technical evolution of the category. Rallies are still one of my passions and in none of the disciplines in which I have participated in the last five years have I found the strong sensations that rallies provide "Loeb recounted.
“Sébastien shares the values of the PSA Group. For this reason, his career, with Citroën first and with Peugeot later, has been so long and so closely linked to the Group. He identifies with the team spirit and is one of our most prominent representatives. Due to the variety of its programs, PSA Motorsport offers drivers the possibility to put their talents at the service of DS Performance, Citroën Racing and Peugeot Sport. The pilots of the PSA Group brands can enjoy different driving experiences depending on their aspirations and adapted to their qualities. They, too, are full members of the PSA family ”, explained Jean-Marc Finot, Director of PSA Motorsport.