Loeb Won't Race at Petit Le Mans

The successful French driver declared it is very likely he won't race in the Peugeot 908 HDi at Petit Le Mans event which is scheduled for later this month.

Sebastien Loeb was given permission by Citroen to help Peugeot conduct a series of tests on the car and even race for the team as long as this won't interfere with his World Rally Championship commitments.

"Nothing is down for me to race in Petit Le Mans this year, so I don't think I will race the car this year," said Loeb.

The French rally driver spent two days at Mugello in Italy last week to test the Peugeout 908 HDi. He said he only helped the team collect some data and give them his impressions on the car and what needs to be improved. Loeb confirmed he was projected to race in the Asian Le Mans Series race at Shanghai in November, but the event was canceled.

"I did test in Italy. It went very well. I drove a little bit on the first day, just to find out a little bit more about the circuit and then I did a full day of testing on the next day. It wasn't just a day of driving for me to enjoy myself, it was a development test. I tested a few things on the car and worked with the engineers, giving them my impression of the car and how some modifications would change the set-up. It was a great experience," declared Sebastien Loeb.

Formula 1 rumors still claim that Loeb will race at Abu Dhabi with the Toro Rosso team. But until then, the French five-time world rally champion is focusing on WRC as Rally Australia approaches.
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