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Loeb In Pursuit Of Eighth WRC Title

Loeb In Pursuit Of Eighth WRC Title

Citroen Ds3 rally driver Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elana will attempt to secure an unprecedented eighth World Rally Championship (WRC) title in Wales this weekend.

The driver can cement his place in the history books with a win in Cardiff and may not event need that if other results go his way.

Loeb said he is aware of the pressure from his closest rival Mikko Hirvonen, but said he will do his best to ignore it.

"The scenario is like the one in 2009. We started Rally Great Britain neck and neck with Mikko and whoever finished in front of the other was world champion," he commented.

"Obviously, it's less stressful trying to win the title when it's not the last event. You can say to yourself that in case of problems there will be other match points. This time it's now or never."

Citroen will have a busy weekend as in addition to Loeb's efforts as teammates Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia will attempt to end their season on a high in the second Ds3.

Posted by Sebastian Turkenburg
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