In the last hours the news was confirmed that Sebastien loeb will leave the World Rally Championship (WRC), to be able to compete again in the Dakar Rally. This had been advanced this Tuesday, but it was not until Thursday when the French pilot communicated the news on his social networks.
Loeb will retire from WRC with 10 world titles in his showcase (One of them in the junior championship). After thirteen years, the Frenchman will say goodbye to his favorite category. However, he will join the team Bahrain Raid Xtreme. He will be a partner of the two-time champion Nani Roma.
The official page of your team in the WRC, Hyundai, published a video on his social networks firing both Loeb, like its historic navigator, Daniel Elena. Together with him they achieved innumerable victories and titles. Because of this, the team gave him a very special gift for his new challenge in the Dakar Rally.
In the package received by both motorists, the team inserted a shovel. As a joke, this may serve you well in challenging the harsh dunes of the Middle East. In the video you can see the reaction of Loeb and Elena. On the part of the navigator, a certain tranquility was noted, while Loeb refused to use it.
After opening her gift, which contained a note that read, “Best wishes on your new adventure. Here’s a little gift in case you get stuck in the sand, “the French pilot said,” I won’t use it. In any case it will Daniel (Elena)«. For its part, Elena thanked the sending of Hyundai.