September 29, 2015 – Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb will take on one of the biggest challenges of his career when he lines up as part of Peugeot’s team at the legendary Dakar Rally in January 2016.
The most successful WRC driver and Pikes Peak record-holder has joined Peugeot’s 2008DKR line-up alongside Carlos Sainz for Rallye du Maroc (October 3-9) before facing the sport’s toughest challenge, the Dakar Rally, over 13 days in Argentina and Bolivia in 2016. Joining him in South America will also be Stephane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres, completing Team Peugeot Total’s dream team driver line-up.
For Loeb, Rallye du Maroc will be a very special reunion: he was previously team mates with Sainz for his very first full season in the World Rally Championship in 2003, until the Spaniard decided to end his WRC career at the end of 2004. In Morocco, Sainz will drive the latest Peugeot 2008DKR16 whereas Loeb will drive a 2015-specification car.
Just as has been the case throughout his nine world titles and 78 WRC victories to date, Loeb will be co-driven by Monaco’s world rally champion Daniel Elena.