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Después de unas semanas de dudas, finalmente se confirma que Sebastian Loeb continuará por lo menos durante 2 años más ligado a Citroën
El piloto francés indica que "con la llegada de nuevos fabricantes al campeonato, la competición se va a volver más apretada en los próximos años", por ello el piloto ha decidido continuar de la mano de Citroën ya que es el equipo en el que confía y que conoce ya que ha sido con quienes ha desarrollado el DS3 WRC
Confirmado y publicado en Autosport:
Sebastien Loeb to remain in WRC with Citroen until at least 2013
By Jamie O'Leary
Sebastien Loeb will remain with Citroen until at least 2013 after signing a new two-year deal with the French manufacturer.
Despite spending his entire professional rallying career so far with Citroen, the seven-time World Rally champion had been linked with a move to Volkswagen to head up its new WRC programme following the emergence of Sebastien Ogier within the team.
However, Loeb believes that in order to maintain his position at the top of the rallying tree, his only option was to stay with his long-term employer.
"With the arrival of other manufacturers in the championship, the competition is going to get tougher in the years to come," he said.
"All the more so with the rule changes concerning the starting order coming in 2012 as all the drivers will be fighting on a level playing field. To take the fight to them I'm putting my trust in Citroen, a team I know inside out and the DS3 WRC, the car that I helped set up with Citroen Racing."
Citroen general manager Frederic Banzet said that retaining the services of the most successful driver in WRC history was great news for the manufacturer, which has won every world title with him since 2004.
"Sebastien Loeb is a great ambassador for the make," he said. "Today, his image and ours are intimately linked. He incarnates the daring, the sporting spirit and the love of competition, values that are very dear to us.
"We're proud of his loyalty to Citroen, and of the fact that's he's continuing his career with the team that's supported him since his debut."
Sebastien Loeb to remain in WRC with Citroen until at least 2013 - WRC news - AUTOSPORT.com
Se terminaron las dudas, las especulaciones y seguro que las ilusiones de muchos por ver al heptacampeón en otra carpa. Ahora veremos lo que pasa en el trío de fuerzas que confrontan a Loeb, Quesnel y Ogier. Esto no acabará bien, seguro.