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Loeb’s 2022 WRC has a 16-year contract – Motorsports

Nine-time World Champion Loeb joins the British team to compete in the opening round of the Monte Carlo Rally season next month and is the fourth with full-season drivers Craig Breen, Gus Greensmith and Adrien Fourmaux. Drive Ford Puma.

The agreement is currently only one round, but it is understood that more outings may occur.

Signing him at the age of 47 represents an important moment for Wilson, the founder of M-Sport. Wilson revealed that he first tried to sign the robe after winning a groundbreaking title at Citroën in 2004.

Instead, Loeb remained in Citroën, winning eight more titles in a row under the French brand before retiring from full-time competition at the end of the 2012 season.

His last WRC participation was Hyundai at Rally Turkey last year, but he finished second in the Lewis Hamilton X44 Team’s All-Electric Extreme E Off-Road Series.

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Wilson described the signature as a “great result” for his team when the team set it up to start the new Rally 1 hybrid era of the WRC.

“In relation to Cebu, I approached signing a contract with him in 2005, but unfortunately I couldn’t do that at the time,” Wilson said.

“But after the introduction of the new 2022 Rally1 rule and discussions with Red Bull, we both contacted Cebu to see if he was interested in trying out a new car. Is in a position to join the team next year.

Loeb won the Jurassic X-Prix last weekend with X44 teammate Cristina Gutierrez

Photo: Colin McMaster / Motorsport image

“It’s great to be able to take such a skilled driver to the M-Sport. There is no doubt that he is not only the mentor of other drivers, but also the great results.

“It may have taken more than 16 years for this deal to happen, but it’s great to see it in the end.”

Richard Millenner, Principal of the M Sports Team, will work with Robe, who has worked with eight-time world champion Sebastien Ogier, who was newly crowned during the 2017 and 2018 title-winning seasons. I am enjoying the opportunity.

“I’m still pretty early in my rally career, but I’ve been incredibly lucky to work with a great driver over the last few years,” said Robe to have the opportunity to work. “I never really thought,” admitted Millenner. Occur”.

“I know myself and the team will do everything I can to get him into the team and give him the best chance of getting the best results,” he added.

– Motorsports

Loeb’s 2022 WRC has a 16-year contract

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