Loeb Confirms WRC Retirement in 2011
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The 36-year old is currently 6-time world champion of the premier rallying series and has recently signed a one-year extension to his deal with Citroen. Consequently, he put an end to the rumors that he's going to leave the WRC at the end of 2010, but admitted that there is absolutely nothing that would keep him in the championship after 2011.
Asked by the French reporters if the 2011 campaign will be his last in the series, Loeb confirmed: “Undoubtedly yes!”
Needless to say, the lack of motivation is the one to blame for his decision, as the man has practically contested in the WRC by his own in recent years. Throughout his incredible career in the championship, Loeb bagged no less than 59 wins and 6 world titles, numbers that are only going to get better in the remaining months of his WRC stay.
“I feel I have taken enough risks and I am not ready to take any more. My motivation now is the pleasure (of the sport),” added Loeb.
The Citroen driver will now get ready to conquer his 7th consecutive world title in WRC during the upcoming Rally France. A win there would ensure him a 50-point lead from title rival Sebastien Ogier in the overall classification with 2 rounds to go, which would be enough for another WRC crown.
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