Freddy Loix reteires from rallying
- 14th November 2016, 10:31pm
46 year old Belgian driver, Freddy Loix, announced today the end of his very popular 27 year long career in rallying.
Internationally Loix competed in 89 WRC events, his best result being second place in Portugal in 1997, but back home he entered 88 championship events and won 31 times.
His first major career step was joining Opel Team Belgium in 1993, then Toyota Team Belgium in 1996. In 1999 he joined Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart, where he survived a serious accident on the Safari Rally, followed by spells with Hyundai, Peugeot (where he replaced the late Richard Burns) and in 2010 he began his association with Skoda.
Back home Freddy achieved his greatest successes, winning the national title four successive times and winning the Ypres Rally, Belgium's most famous event, 11 times.
Freddy's future is not fully defined, but his website states that he has the chance to acquire some Volkswagen group dealerships in Belgium and he cherishes the hope that he can be involved in a project to help young drivers.
"I would love to help a young driver to share my experience. I have been very lucky in life. I want to give something back and I would like to do it with a Skoda because that brand is close to my heart,” Loix said.
- Martin Holmes
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