Sebastien Loeb will make his career debut in a round of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM), from April 29 to May 1 in Portimão (Portugal), as part of the Red Bull AlphaTauri AF Corse, announced on Monday by the organizers of this competition. “His career victories speak for themselves, but the competition will be tough against good drivers, even for Sebastien Loebsaid DTM coach, former Austrian Formula One driver Gerhard Berger.
The nine-time World Rally Champion, 48, who has already raced in the World Rally Championship and Extreme E this year, will replace New Zealander Nick Cassidy at the wheel of a Ferrari 488 for the races of this first round. Portuguese .
The WRC legend, whose record of winning titles (80, including the last Monte Carlo in January) and podiums (120), is not a novice on the asphalt: he finished third in world motorsports in 2014 and 2015, second. The 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“Throughout my career, I have always enjoyed moving from one discipline to another. DTM is a popular tournament and when I had the chance to participate in it, I grabbed it”, commented the French driver, who got back Cassidy’s wheel in Portugal and participated in parallel in Formula E.
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