The agreement is currently only one round, but it is understood that more outings may occur.
Signing the nine-time World Champion represents an important moment for Wilson, the founder of M-Sport. Wilson revealed in 2005 that he first tried to sign the robe to the Ford team.
At that time, Loeb had one WRC title under his belt after winning the crown at Citroën in 2004, but won eight more titles in a row under the French brand.
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.
“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, M-Sport Team Principal, worked with eight-time World Champion Sebastien Ogier when the French won consecutive WRC titles in M-Sport in 2017 and 2018. I enjoy the opportunity to work with a robe who has experience with. ..
“I’m still pretty early in my rally career, but I’ve been very fortunate to work with great drivers over the last few years, but having the opportunity to work with Sebastien Loeb really makes me I didn’t expect it to happen, “said Millenner.
“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.”
Loeb’s WRC has a 16-year contract
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