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Loeb Still Interested in LM24 Return

Sebastien Loeb expresses interest in Le Mans return to fight for overall win…

Photo: Endurance Info

Photo: Endurance Info

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.

Laurent Mercier (@LaurentMercier2) is the Editor-in-Chief of, the leading French-language source for the latest sports car racing news from around the world.

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