February 29, 2016 – WRC legend Sebastien Loeb will compete in the 2016 World Rallycross Championship (WRX) with Peugeot’s works team, Peugeot Hansen, it has been confirmed today.

After competing for Peugeot in the 2016 Dakar Rally, the nine-time world rally championship will now switch to a Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar for the full 2016 rallycross season alongside team-mate Timmy Hansen.

He will go up against 2003 WRC and 2014/15 WRX champion Petter Solberg.

The Frenchman said: “Over the years I have been fortunate to participate in some truly amazing racing, but rallycross – with the sheer power and the competitiveness of the Peugeot 208 WRX, plus the intense nature of the competition – will be something very special. The car and the strategy for this type of racing is completely new to me, so I have a lot to learn, but I hope I can be competitive pretty soon.”

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Posted by Rallye-Magazin on Monday, 29 February 2016

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