Tuesday 18 September 2018

Loeb claims another podium finish but urges Peugeot Total to improve.

PHOTO CREDIT: Peugeot Sport/Red Bull Content Pool
Sébastien Loeb claimed another podium for Team Peugeot Total, with a third place in Latvia, his 3rd straight podium finish in Riga and 6th of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross season. 

The Frenchman was the second-best points-scorer of the weekend, while Team Peugeot Total scored more points than any other team. 

On Saturday, Loeb did not get off to a clean start, and ended the day in sixth place overall. He came back fighting on Sunday securing second place in both Q3 and Q4. 

“The weekend went quite well: we made a good start right from Q1, then we struggled a bit more in Q2, hitting a barrier, which cost us some time," said Loeb"Q3 and Q4 were especially good: I think we have a solid pace but the problem we have is that the 3 manufacturers here have nearly the same speed, so it’s very hard to make a difference on the track."

The Frenchman believes that there is still a lot of work to be done with race starts, due to its inconsistency. "Quite often I lose a place by the 1st corner, and that’s actually what happened in the Final," says Loeb

In order to be able to challenge for race win, the Frenchman firmly believes that Team Peugeot Total needs to find small improvements. 

"We just need to find a little bit more to be challenging for the victory and that’s going to be our objective between now and the end of the season," he explains. "There aren’t any miracles in this sport, but you just have to work hard to understand how to improve.

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