While Sebastien Loeb Racing will be at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, it will be without the nine-time World Rally Champion at the wheel of the team’s Oreca 03 Nissan. (En Français)
Instead, Rene Rast, Laurens Vanthoor and a to-be-announced third driver will pilot the LMP2 contender, although Loeb, who will be at this year’s race in the role of team leader, hasn’t ruled out a return as a driver, but only under certain conditions.
“There are no plans at present,” Loeb told fans on his newly launched official Twitter account (@SebastienLoeb). “Nothing is impossible but if I come back one day, I would rather fight for the overall win.”
Loeb, who will embark on his first season of WTCC with Citroen this year, has made two previous starts in the 24-hour race, highlighted by a second place finish overall in 2006 with Pescarolo Sport. He also tested a Peugeot 908 HDi FAP.
For now, Loeb’s priority will be on the WTCC and is unlikely to make any starts for his team in the sports car ranks this year.