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Sebastien Loeb secured the WRC title in Wales despite a head-on collision.
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Citroen Ds3 driver Loeb crowned WRC champion

Citroen Ds3 driver Loeb crowned WRC champion

Citroen Ds3 driver Sebastien Loeb has been crowned World Rally Championship (WRC) winner for a record eighth time after an eventful meeting in Wales.

The race ace was involved in a head-on collision but managed to secure the title after rival Mikko Hirvonen retired.

Loeb said that this title is just as important as his previous wins as each season brings about different challenges.

"All the titles are important and memorable as they're never put together in the same way. This season, the overall level was very high and we had to fight right down till the last rally. 

"I'm proud to have become the most-titled racing driver, even if one shouldn't really try and compare the different branches of the sport. I never thought I'd achieve this when I started my career."

Loeb's teammates Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia also celebrated success in the sister Ds3 WRC, taking three stage wins on the final day.

Posted by Louise Clark