WRC: The early setbacks that shaped Sebastien Loeb

A series of close calls in his formative years threatened to leave rallying’s top echelon tantalisingly out of reach for the man who would go on to claim nine WRC titles. In an exclusive interview, Sebastien Loeb recalls the key steps on his road to dominance.

As we celebrate 70 years of coverage at Motorsport.com’s sister title Autosport, it seemed only proper to sit down with probably the greatest rally ace of all time. Indeed, it could easily be argued, one of the top drivers in the history of motorsport across every discipline.

Today, Sebastien Loeb is a part-time Hyundai driver. The team gives us all the time that we need and the man himself is sort-of happy to go through the story of how and why he has dominated the rally pages of this magazine since the turn of the century.

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