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Sébastien Loeb Returns to the Monte-Carlo Rally

Following the 2013 France-Alsace Rally, Sébastien Loeb announced his decision to withdraw from the FIA World Rally Championship. However, he will be behind the wheel of a DS3 WRC/Michelin at the next Monte-Carlo Rally. The following stats and quotes pay tribute to an exceptional champion, and a very special challenge, with figures and quotes.
Seb Loeb

Sébastien Loeb has participated in the Monte-Carlo Rally 9 times and won 7 times.

At this Monte-Carlo Rally, Seb will drive alongside Daniel Elena, making this the 169th time they have driven in a WRC rally together.

The Monte-Carlo Rally is a special rally, where it’s important to read the road when conditions are tough. Experience is definitely an advantage. [My best memory…] 2002: the first [race] in the WRC. Even though in the end a penalty relegated us to the second rank, we, the novices, managed to beat Mäkinen in the specials.

83rd edition of the Monte-Carlo Rally: need-to-know facts

The 2015 Monte-Carlo Rally will kick off in the Principality of Monaco on Thursday the 22nd of January at 6.30 pm with two stages around Gap and a return to Monaco on Saturday the 24th of January. For this 83rd edition of the Monte-Carlo Automobile Rally, the Automobile Club de Monaco’s Organization Committee has come up with an unusual route, which has been modified by more than 75% compared to 2014, and is looking like it will be one of the most difficult of the rally’s history.