Former World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb to sign for Hyundai

Brexit and a Conservative leadership challenge has been filling the news channels today but there has been a very interesting news report doing the rounds.

According to the Autosport website and rally journalist David Evans – nine times World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb is set to join the Hyundai World Rally Team with an official announcement to be held on Thursday December 13th 2018.

With Peugeot quitting the World Rallycross Championship (WRC), this meant that Loeb’s diary had lots of holes in it. Add that clear diary to the win on Rally Spain and this move starts to make sense.

Loeb has stated that he will not make a full time return to the WRC, but if he has a chance of a 10th title… sure you just never know.

The 2019 championship season is already looking like it could be even better than the 2018 season, and 2018 was mega, with a three way fight on the final rally to win the title.

Reigning Champion Sebastien Ogier moves back to Citroen, Kris Meeke joins Toyota and Loeb to make a come back with Hyundai (albeit – we wait for official confirmation) – the news just gets better and better.

The first round of the 2019 championship, the famous Monte Carlo Rally is only 42 days away. Nice (on the Côte d’Azur) is only a short flight away from Manchester, the Monte as it is commonly refferred to is looking more appealing by the day.

And if 42 days is too long to wait, you could always check out 2018 season review on the WRC Youtube channel. Film production at its finest.

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