Loeb decision likely before Rally Germany
- 9th August 2011, 9:34am
Sebastien Loeb could announce his plans for his future in the World Rally Championship as early as next week, before the Rally of Germany.
Loeb is on track to win his eighth consecutive WRC title, and rumours are rife that the Frenchman could move from Citroen to Volkswagen.
With VW entering the WRC in 2013, rumours and speculation are rife that they will bring their current Dakar Rally budget of 100 million Euros to the WRC, and will possibly run a four-car A and B team.
The rumour mill at Rally Finland suggested that VW have offered Loeb 15 million Euros to drive for them (more than double what he currently earns) with a program that includes driving an Audi in selected track events next year (including the Le Mans 24 Hour race) and then returning to the WRC in 2013.
“They [Citroen] are waiting for me so I have to decide in the next week,” 37-year old Loeb told Autosport magazine in the United Kingdom.
“I will decide whether I stay at Citroen or stay in the rally, but with somebody else or retire and do something else. One thing is sure, I will not stop driving.”
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