Loeb to stay with Abt Cupra for Excessive E’s Sardinia return
Sebastien Loeb will stay with Abt Cupra for the seventh and eighth rounds of the Excessive E season in Sardinia this weekend.
9-time World Rally and defending Excessive E champion Loeb was drafted in as a alternative for Nasser Al-Attiyah at July’s occasion on the Italian Island, the Qatari driver as an alternative contesting the Baja World Cup that weekend. Now Loeb will as soon as once more race alongside Klara Andersson, with the staff telling RACER that the pairing has “unfinished enterprise” after their first occasion collectively earlier in the summertime.
“It’s nice to be again in Sardinia with Abt and Cupra for 2 extra races,” stated Loeb. “I’m actually wanting ahead to assembly Klara and the staff once more, as a result of I’ve superb reminiscences of the final time.
“We didn’t get the outcomes we anticipated and doubtless deserved, so we’ll do our greatest to do higher this time.”
Loeb and Andersson had been among the many quickest driver pairings final day trip, however couldn’t convert that tempo right into a podium end. The duo matched the staff’s greatest results of the season in spherical 5 with fourth, earlier than taking sixth in spherical six.
“We put in a very sturdy efficiency final time, however punctures and a few dangerous luck with the grid positions stood between us and the trophies,” stated Andersson. “We’re hungry to return again and can give all the pieces to achieve success.
“I just like the monitor in Sardinia as a result of it’s enjoyable, but additionally very unforgiving. The occasion in July confirmed that the floor fits each Seb and me very properly.”