Loeb to stay at Citroen

Citroën and Sébastien Loeb have decided to continue their fantastic sporting adventure together and conquer new victories in the 2012 and 2013 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

Seven-time world champion Sébastien Loeb, who has been with Citroën since 2001, has decided to continue his collaboration with the French make for another two seasons, and fight for more victories at the wheel of the DS3 WRC with his faithful co-driver, Daniel Elena.

Loeb is already bubbling with enthusiasm about this new challenge: “With the arrival of other manufacturers in the championship, the competition is going to get tougher in the years to come. All the more so with the rule changes concerning the starting order coming in in 2012 as all the drivers will be fighting on a level playing field. To take the fight to them I’m putting my trust in Citroën, a team I know inside out and the DS3 WRC, the car that I helped set up with Citroën Racing.”

For Frédéric Banzet, the Citroën General Manager, “Sébastien Loeb is a great ambassador for the make. Today, his image and ours are intimately linked. He incarnates the daring, the sporting spirit and the love of competition, values that are very dear to us. We’re proud of his loyalty to Citroën, and of the fact that’s he’s continuing his career with the team that’s supported him since his debut.”