Loeb tests 2017 Citroen on gravel
WRC legend Sebastien Loeb tested Citroen’s C3 World Rally Car on gravel in Spain on Wednesday
The nine-time world champion drove the C3 on dirt roads in Catalonia, six weeks after sampling it for the first time on asphalt in the Moselle region of France.
The test took place during Citroën’s preparations for RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España (5 – 8 October) at which it will field Kris Meeke, Stéphane Lefebvre and Khalid Al Qassimi.
After last month’s asphalt test, Citroën Racing boss Yves Matton carried Loeb’s feedback into the squad’s C3s for ADAC Rallye Deutschland, at which Andreas Mikkelsen finished second.
At the time, Loeb denied the test could be the start of a WRC comeback with Citroën, for whom he scored 78 wins before retiring and turning his attentions to rallycross and cross-country rallies with PSA stablemate Peugeot.
However, speculation has persisted that the 43-year-old Frenchman could yet be seen in a World Rally Car again in 2018.