Is Loubet France’s next WRC star?

Everybody remembers Sébastien Ogier’s arrival in the FIA World Rally Championship. At Rally Estonia (4 – 6 September) Loubet will start a WRC round in a World Rally Car for the first time. Loubet Jr found himself a backer at 18 and set about the stages. We had an agreement that when I had an opportunity in the WRC then he would stop. Having dived straight into the WRC, Loubet, now 23, made an immediate impression with a string of fastest times and plenty of time fighting at the front. Last season, he made WRC 2 his own following back-to-back victories in Portugal and Italy. “He prefers to support me this way [from home] and not come to rallies.

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