WRC France was lost without Loeb

WRC France was lost without Loeb

There were extraordinary scenes in Alsace when Loeb said goodbye to the WRC a year ago, but it was very different without him. What next for a Loeb-less Rally of France, asks DAVID EVANS

Finally, Sebastien Loeb fans were happy again. Alsace was alive with the World Rally Championship and the local hero had just dropped the clutch on his factory Citroen.

But he'd done it 5232 miles away in Beijing. And he'd done it in a C-Elysee WTCC not a DS3 WRC.

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