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Sebastien Loeb plans second WRC race at the Rally Turkey

 Sebastien Loeb will compete for Hyundai at the World Rally Championship (WRC) in Turkey and will contest his second run in the 2020 season. The nine-time WRC world champion will complete the Hyundai trio, which also consists of full-time drivers Thierry Neuville and Ott Tänak, in Mamaris from September 18 to 20.

This means that for the first time since the forced COVID-19 break, the Frenchman will start in the WRC and hunt for points. Loeb plans to run three races this season. In his first guest appearance at the Monte Carlo Rally in January, the 46-year-old crossed the finish line in sixth place.

Loeb is one of three drivers who share the cockpit of the third Hyundai: Craig Breen started for the South Koreans in Sweden, while Dani Sordo contested his only WRC race of the 2020 season in Mexico. The next round of the WRC will take place in Estonia from September 4th to 6th.

For Loeb it is already the fifth part-time season in the WRC since 2013. The Frenchman last drove a full season for Citroen in 2012, which he won with his ninth title in a row. With the French brand, Loeb won all of the nine titles he brought in between 2004 and 2012.