M-sport­still lookingat­loeb

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

As Colin Clark’s anal­y­sis of the driver mar­ket high­lights ( see page 14), Se­bastien Loeb has been pro­jected into the thick of the fight for the few re­main­ing 2019 World Rally Cham­pi­onship seats – but there’s one man who would very much like to re­place one Se­bastien with an­other.

While Hyundai must be a pos­si­bil­ity for Loeb, Mal­colm Wil­son has told MN he would love to re­place the word Ogier with Loeb on the side of his fac­tory Ford Fi­esta WRC for next sea­son.

M-sport team prin­ci­pal Wil­son is work­ing on find­ing a so­lu­tion to re­main in the WRC fol­low­ing Ogier’s de­par­ture for Citroen – and the Cum­brian said he would very much like to see Loeb as part of that fu­ture.

“I’ve al­ways been a very big fan of both Se­bastiens,” said Wil­son. “We’ve worked with one and that went very well, so we’ve got to have a go at get­ting the other [Se­bastien]. You know I tried to get him be­fore and I would love to work with Se­bastien [Loeb].

“In light of the way things have worked out, it’s time to give him a call and see if we can fin­ish a deal we first worked on a few years ago. Be great, wouldn’t it, to see him in one of our cars… but we’ve got to make the bud­get work first. Get­ting the bud­get sorted to stay in the WRC is the first pri­or­ity and that’s what we’re work­ing on now.”

Wil­son is a big Loeb fan

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