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SEBASTIEN LOEB RACING JOINS WORLD RX WITH DEMOUSTIER

Gregoire Demoustier will compete in the FIA World Rallycross Championship this season in a Peugeot 208 Supercar with Sebastien Loeb Racing. 

Demoustier raced in several rounds of World RX last season, but will commit full time this year with a car developed over the last six months by Sebastien Loeb Racing, Onroak Automotive and Oreca. Demoustier has previously worked with the Sebastien Loeb owned team, racing in the World Touring Car Championship.

“I am delighted to return to Sebastien Loeb Racing with a new programme, surrounded by people I know and have appreciated for a long time. With Georges Kaczka and Pierre Arnaud, we were determined to partner Sebastien Loeb Racing, and the project started to take shape as the team was also looking at a World RX programme for this season,” said Demoustier. “2018 will remain a development year, on the technical side, as well as personally. Even if I competed at some rounds last campaign, it is still a brand new venture and I have not set any objectives for myself. Saying that, we hope to get good results here-and-there and reach some semi-finals. On the driving side, I have strong feelings about the fast and lively format of the championship and cannot wait for the season to start!” 

Sebastien Loeb Racing co-founder Dominique Heintz says World RX is a new challenge for the team. “Entering the FIA World Rallycross Championship represents a new, exciting challenge for Sebastien Loeb Racing. The category is developing fast and creates a real interest with the media and fans, as well as it being increasingly competitive,” he said. “Gregoire’s experience in World RX will be very useful, and it is also always great to work with drivers we know well and appreciate. The car is brand new this season, with a concept that has been pushed right to the limit. I am convinced that all the ingredients are there in order for us to achieve great results, as early as this year.”

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