He has many nicknames, however the ‘King of Rallying’ is probably the most apt. Sebastian Loeb (Citroen C3 WRC) is back, winning the WRC Rally of Catalonia.
On the Spanish roads, Loeb with his evergreen navigator Daniel Elena fought among the best to take the win. Among his challengers were other world class drivers using STILO including Sebastian Ogier (with navigator Julian Ingrassia in their Ford Fiesta WRC), along with others including Evans-Barritt (Ford Fiesta WRC), Neuville-Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) and Sordo-Del Barrio (Hyundai i20 WRC), all using STILO equipment. Loeb took command of the Rally on the Final Day after shadowing his closest rivals; Latvala and Seb Ogier and with coolness under pressure took his 79th career victory. Loeb, the 9 time World Champion had not stood on the top step of the WRC podium since 2013, however in this time had competed at Pikes Pike, the Dakar as well as WRX. At the Spanish event, the reigning champion Ogier, who is also of course using STILO equipment, took control of the title race ahead of Neuville-Gilsoul. The WRC is now a sprint to the finish between STILO drivers Ogier, Neuville and Tanak for the 2018 title.
After the Rally RACC of Catalonia in Spain, the drivers championship now looks like this;
1. Ogier 204; 2. Neuville 201; 3. Tanak 181; 4. Lappi 110; 5. Latvala 102; 6. Mikkelsen 84; 7. Sordo 71; 8. Evans 70; 9. Breen 61; 10. Paddon 55.