Loeb secures second place in RX, Barcelona

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Sebastien Loeb performs during the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Barcelona, Spain on April 14, 2018 –
Photographer Credit:
Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool

The Frenchman nabs podium finish after dramatic Rally Cross final.

A race filled with twists and turns on and off the track in the World RX of Catalunya-Barcelona final on Sunday.

Sebastien Loeb as he was on verge of missing out after a disappointing finish in both Q2 and Q3 almost cost him his place in the Semi’s. However it was the withdrawl of Kevin Hansen that was Loeb’s saving grace, allowing him to continue through to the semi final, where he placed second, securing his spot in the final.

Johan Kristoffersson nabbed the top spot ahead of Loeb with Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud in third.

Mattias Ekstrom performs during the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Barcelona, Spain on April 15, 2018 –
Photographer Credit:
Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool

 

However, Mattias Ekstrom was first to cross the line in the final, but a dramatic last minute decision by the race stewards after a collision in lap 1 with Petter Solberg, resulted in a penalty that cost him his victory.

See full standings HERE



Fact File:

– World RX of Catalunya-Barcelona is the inaugral race for the 2018 season

Rallycross is a combination of rallying and circuit racing. It is head-to-head short, sharping racing on mixed surfaces (dirt and asphalt) contained within amphitheatre venues.

-Sebastien Loeb is one of the world’s greatest rally drivers with nine World Rally Championship titles under his belt.

-Loeb was originally a gymnast before taking up rally driving

-In 2006, Loeb finished second overall in the Le Mans 24 Hour race

The teams set of to Montalegre in two weeks to battle it out again for the World RX of Portugal.

Sebastien Loeb seen during the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Barcelona, Spain on April 14, 2018 –
Photographer Credit:
Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool
Kevin Hansen performs during the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Barcelona, Spain on April 15, 2018 –
Photographer Credit:
Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool

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