Team Peugeot-Hansen‘s lead driver, French rally ace turned World Rallycross driver Sébastien Loeb, is ready for the Championship’s round eight at Trois-Rivières, Canada, this weekend (5-6 August), and hopes to fulfill his team principal Kenneth Hansen‘s desire to conquer the top step of the podium for the third year in a row.
During the four-week break after round seven in Höljes, Sweden, Loeb took part in the Silk Way Rally, a cross-country rally that starts from Moscow, then heads southeast towards Kazakhstan, stopping in Astana, the capital, then across the Gobi desert and all the way to the finish line in Xi’an, China. During such competition, where he drove the new Peugeot DKR Maxi, the Frenchman sustained minor left-hand injuries as a result of an accident, from which he recovered in just a few days. Loeb now feels more than ready to return at the wheel of the Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar.
“I’ve just got back from the Silk Way Rally, so Trois Rivières is going to be very different to what I’ve been up to these past few weeks!, says Loeb.
“I enjoyed my trip to Trois Rivières last season. The atmosphere is great and the track is different to the rest of the championship. The walls mean you can’t make too many mistakes, though, so we will endeavour to be as clean and smooth as possible and then give it our very best shot in the final.”
After the drivers’ parade in downtown Trois-Rivières on Friday, 4 August, the actual racing action starts on Saturday morning at 09:15 (local time) with the free practice session.