Sebastien Loeb http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26351/all en UPDATE 1-Rallying-New era but Loeb still out in front http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-rallying-new-era-loeb-still-out-front <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates timings, adds quotes)</p> <p>Jan 16 (Reuters) - The world rally championship swept in a new era in Monte Carlo on Wednesday with erratic timing and tracking systems causing confusion but Citroen's Sebastien Loeb leading the way as usual over the snowy mountain roads.</p> <p>Although the Frenchman is not challenging for an astonishing 10th title in a row, he has made clear that he still wants to win the four rounds of the 13-event championship that he is contesting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-rallying-new-era-loeb-still-out-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport Politics Rallying Sebastien Loeb Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735319 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying-Part-timer Loeb wins truncated Monte Carlo race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/rallying-part-timer-loeb-wins-truncated-monte-carlo-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 19 (Reuters) - Frenchman Sebastien Loeb won the Monte Carlo Rally on Saturday after the final part was cancelled because too many spectators turned up for the last two stages.</p> <p>"The organisers ... have stopped the event early, after huge numbers of spectators forced the cancellation of the final two stages on safety grounds," World Rallying Championship said on its website (<a href="http://www.wrc.com" title="www.wrc.com">www.wrc.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/rallying-part-timer-loeb-wins-truncated-monte-carlo-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Labor Motorsport Sebastien Loeb Technology World Rally Championship Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736712 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rallying-Part-timer Loeb wins truncated Monte Carlo race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-rallying-part-timer-loeb-wins-truncated-monte-carlo-ra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes)</p> <p>Jan 19 (Reuters) - Semi-retired Frenchman Sebastien Loeb won the Monte Carlo Rally for the seventh time on Saturday after the final part of the race was cancelled because too many spectators turned up for the last two stages.</p> <p>"The organisers ... have stopped the event early, after huge numbers of spectators forced the cancellation of the final two stages on safety grounds," the official World Rally Championship website (<a href="http://www.wrc.com" title="www.wrc.com">www.wrc.com</a>) said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-rallying-part-timer-loeb-wins-truncated-monte-carlo-ra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Labor Motorsport Sebastien Loeb Technology World Rally Championship Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:00:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736743 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Loeb takes slender lead in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/rallying-loeb-takes-slender-lead-sweden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb drove his Citroen to a slender lead on the opening stage of the Rally of Sweden Thursday as the Frenchman attempts to break Ford's domination of the event. </p> <p>Loeb, who intentionally included the Rally of Sweden in his scaled down schedule of four races this season, carries a 0.5sec lead into Friday, ahead of Russian Evgeny Novikov with Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala, who won in 2012, on the same time. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/rallying-loeb-takes-slender-lead-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport Sebastien Loeb World Rally Championship AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749404 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Loeb clinches eighth Argentina triumph http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/rallying-loeb-clinches-eighth-argentina-triumph <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb won the Rally of Argentina for the eighth time on Saturday, cruising to victory in his Citroen.</p> <p>Fellow French driver Sebastian Ogier, whose challenge fizzled out on Friday when he suffered a puncture on his Volkswagen, was second.</p> <p>Ogier's VW teammate Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland was third after capturing the 14th and final stage.</p> <p>"There is a lot of emotion because it was such a difficult race," said Loeb who has won every edition of this event since 2005.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130504/rallying-loeb-clinches-eighth-argentina-triumph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport Sebastien Loeb World Rally Championship AFP Sat, 04 May 2013 17:00:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5830997 at http://www.globalpost.com Rallying: Ogier wins in France, Loeb crashes out of career finale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131006/rallying-ogier-wins-france-loeb-crashes-out-career-finale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Newly-crowned world champion Sebastien Ogier won the Rally of France on Sunday as nine-time series winner Sebastien Loeb crashed out on his career finale.</p> <p>Loeb, who had already announced earlier in the season that this would be his last world rally campaign, failed to finish after going off the road on Sunday morning.</p> <p>Volkswagen driver Ogier, who claimed the title on Friday, finished ahead of Spaniard Dani Sordo in a Citroen and Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala in the second factory Volkswagen.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131006/rallying-ogier-wins-france-loeb-crashes-out-career-finale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport Sebastien Loeb World Rally Championship AFP Sun, 06 Oct 2013 17:16:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5953421 at http://www.globalpost.com