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2013-10-06 10:56

END OF THE LOEB: Sebastian Loeb crashed out of his final WRC event on Sunday - the French Rally. Neither he nor his co-driver Daniel Elena was hurt. Image: AFP

Julien Pretot

PARIS, France -  Sebastien Loeb's swan song rally ended on a bitter note when the nine-times world champion crashed out of the Rallye de France on Sunday.

The Frenchman's Citroen slid off the road on Stage 15 and ended up on its roof in a ditch, according to the official RC  website.


Loeb, who won a record nine titles from 2004-12, and co-driver Daniel Elena were not hurt.

Loeb took part in four rallies during 2013 after saying he would not defend his title in 2013 and won the Rallye Monte-Carlo and Rally Argentina and was second in the Rally Sweden.

Frenchman Sebastien Ogier, the new World champion, was leading the Rallye de France after winning Stage 15.


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