Sebastien Loeb debuts at Azores Rallye and confesses being “very excited at the idea of discovering the island that I only know from these amazing images each year of the rally. I really don’t know what to expect! The main objective will be fun. The pleasure of discovering this island, this rally, sharing everything with my wife. All this without pressure…”
One of the biggest names in rallying, the French driver will be driving a Skoda Fabia RS Rally2 at the end of this week. Nine times world champion, Loeb is 49 years old and his debut in the sport goes back to 1997 with a Peugeot 106 Rallye. He has won 80 rallies, been on the podium 120 times and topped 947 WRC special stages. In addition to rallying, he has stood on the podium at the Dakar and the Le Mans 24 Hours, was world champion in Extreme E, held the Pikes Peak record, won races in World RX and, on the speedway, in the WTCC, GT Series and Supertourism.