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After winning his semi-final, Sébastien Loeb was on target for his second victory in Latvia but was instead forced to settle for step three of the podium at Round 10 of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship.

• Sébastien Loeb overcame a modest start to the weekend (10th in Q1) to win Q4 and appear in second spot after the weekend’s qualifying phase. He went on to win his semi-final and was optimistic for the final before he found himself at the back of the pack after being forced off line following a perfectible start. He nonetheless managed to recover three positions to collect his sixth top-three result of the year and the PEUGEOT 208 WRX’s eighth podium finish so far this season. Read More »

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After coming first and third respectively in Latvia last year, Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen are determined to notch up another top result there when FIA World Rallycross Championship resumes with Round 10 on September 16-17.

• To fine-tune its preparations for world rallycross’s second visit to Latvia, Team Peugeot Hansen carried out a private test there at the beginning of July. Only Timmy Hansen was on duty to work on the development of the 2017-spec PEUGEOT 208 WRX, however, since Sébastien Loeb was busy contesting cross-country rallying’s Silk Way Rally. Read More »

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy is delighted to announce that Riga, the capital city of Latvia, has been added to the World RX calendar from 2016 onwards. The announcement was made at a special press conference held in Riga today [Thursday 16 July] as it was revealed that the Bikernieki National Sports Base circuit is part of a new multi-year partnership with World RX.

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