Sébastien Loeb close to closing deal with M-Sport

Malcolm Wilson's team wants to secure the services of a WRC star for the start of the hybrid era.

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En 2022 el World Rally will begin a new stage in its history with the debut of the Rally1, hybrid vehicles that will replace the WRC current. This new technical regulation would have seduced the French Sébastien Loeb, nine times champion of the specialty who is in talks with a first level team to have a reduced program of tests.

Loeb, who got all his crowns with Citroën, withdrew from the competition in 2015 to try his luck in other disciplines such as WTCC and the rally Dakar Rally. However, in 2018 he returned to the WRC to do some races. That year he competed with Citroën, while in 2019 and 2020 with Hyundai.

Sébastien LoebIn 2021 Seb concentrated all his activity on cross country, where he competes for Prodrive; and the Extreme E, electric category in which he competes for the team of Lewis Hamilton. After moving away from the Korean brand in the WRC now comes the chance to join the M-Sport, you need to have a reputable pilot to compensate for the increased commitment of Ford and promote the new Ford Puma.

Malcom Wilson, head of the British team, has already admitted that there are talks with the Frenchman, who on different occasions has expressed his desire to compete in the category that had him as monarch. “It is always nice to drive in the WRC. It's hard to say no because the sensations are incredible ”, Timely explained Loeb, who also wants to be part of this new chapter that faces the category.

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