Autocar - - INTERVIEW -

Sébastien Loeb’s still got it. That much was ev­i­dent just days af­ter the SMMT event when he was in with a real shout of vic­tory in the WRX event at Sil­ver­stone.

Loeb qual­i­fied on the out­side of the front row for the six-car final but fluffed his get­away and dropped to fifth po­si­tion. He re­cov­ered to third by the end of the race, which was won by VW Polo driver Jo­han Kristof­fers­son.

“I had a re­ally good final run, de­spite the re­ally bad start,” said Loeb. “There was a lot of grip [on the start line] and I nearly stalled the en­gine. I took my joker lap at just the right time and that helped me to make up some places. It was a great bat­tle.”

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