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The very first days of 2019 haven’t been easy for rally world champion Sébastien Loeb. The season´s debut date in Montecarlo is coming and the working days on his new car are not much, since he must go through Dakar 2019 first.

The WRC official website informs:

“…the Frenchman’s participation in the upcoming Dakar Rally (6-17 January) means he and co-driver Daniel Elena will only have a limited time to test the i20 before they take their new car into battle on the Monte asphalt.

“We have a very short window of opportunity to test the i20 Coupe WRC before Rallye Monte-Carlo,” he admitted. “I am back from Dakar only on the 18th [of January], and the recce for Monte is scheduled for the 21st… I am hopeful that we will be as well prepared as we can be for the opening WRC round of the season, even with the short time.” “