Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look at old highlight videos of previous editions of the upcoming WRC rally. As in most years of the World Rally Championship, the calendar starts with the legendary Monte Carlo. This time we look back to 2004, a season with several interesting aspects.
Anyone who’s been following Sébastien Loeb since his World Rally Championship days knows that he’s a beast, and he’s been proving that all over again at this year’s Dakar Rally. He rolled on Stage 8, but he and co-driver Daniel Elena managed to put the car back together to limp to the end of the stage.
Sebastien Loeb will return to the World Rally Championship as an owner next year as Autosport reports, running a team in the Junior WRC for 2016. He may have been dumped by Citroën, but that doesn’t he can’t run his own chevron-badged car if he wants to.
You don't become a nine-time world rally champion by letting other people do all the work for you. Even when, you know, you shatter your suspension.
This is going to be hard to believe but Sébastien Loeb has made a mistake while driving. Yes, the nine-time WRC champion whose record is so clean that I could wipe my ass with it. He had a slight crash.
Nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb is making a one-off return to the WRC in 2015 for the season opener Rallye Monte Carlo. He crossed the finish line of the first stage only minutes ago and, uh, holy crap.
Sébastien Loeb is usually known for ludicrous speed and rally domination, but he showed a rare moment of weakness in testing for the Rallye Monte Carlo. His Citroën DS3 WRC slid right off the road.
Clearly, anyone who's not working for Citroën is going to be annoyed that Sébastien Loeb is doing a one-off drive at Rallye Monte Carlo. Evan Rothman explains why Volkswagen's Head of Motorsport may have a valid point.
France's Rallye du Var is the preview to the biggest rally in the world, the upcoming Monte Carlo Rally. And a husband and wife pair just won the du Var event.
Sébastien Loeb is running a Citroën DS3 in the French Rally Championship's Rallye du Var this weekend in preparation for his one-off World Rally Championship return at Rallye Monte Carlo. It was a tad wet out there for Thursday's shakedown, and Loeb just didn't care.
Yes, insanely dominant World Rally Championship driver Sebastien Loeb and his co-driver Daniel Elena are back in a rally car for Rallye Monte Carlo. No, they won't pwn all the n00bs in WRC, at least not for the entire season. It's a one-off drive. Here's why we love it anyway.
Not content with pwning the World Rally Championship, Pike's Peak, the Race of Champions, the World Touring Car Championship...ah, this list gets long, so I'll stop there, Sébastien Loeb now wants to dominate team ownership in the WTCC.
Sébastien Loeb, having won roughly seventy-three world rally championships, now races for Citroën in WTCC, currently at Macau. Here's how he took the world's tightest hairpin at the world's tightest street course.
After nine years of total domination of Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena time has come for another Sebastien to take the title. Even though the Rallye de France just started, by failing to win the bonus points power stage, Belgian Thierry Neuville lost a chance to challenge Ogier in the remaining events, virtually…
As we all know, Monseiur Loeb took his Peugeot up the mountain in just 8:13.878, averaging over 87 mph, beating Rhys Millen's record by 90 seconds.
Sebastien Loeb absolutely obliterated the old record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a blistering run of 8:13.878 today in Colorado. He beat the previous record of 9:46.164 by over a minute and a half.
Let's be clear about this: I like Sébastien Loeb. I like him because he's French. I like him because he started his career as a gymnast before switching to rallying, proof that a refined sense of balance is a driver's greatest asset.
Sébastien Loeb's Pikes Peak Peugeot is insane. As proof, I present you with these metrics:
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 1.8 seconds.
0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 4.8 seconds.
And 0 to 240 km/h (149 mph) in 7(!) seconds.
The Peugeot 208 T16 is powered by a mid mounted twin turbo 3.2L V6 making 875HP and weighs 1929 lbs (875 kg…