• Feb 12, 2008

It's pretty straightforward for most of us: drive above the speed limit and risk getting in trouble with the fuzz. Racing drivers usually get away with it – if only because they're on closed circuits – which makes it all the more interesting when the same fate befalls them as applies to the rest of us. Although nothing seems to have come out of Schumacher's now-famous cab-driving incident, for example, Lewis Hamilton can't drive anymore on French roads. Now, after having almost run down a police officer on his way to a record fifth consecutive victory in Monte Carlo, we've got video footage of incumbent rally champion Sebastien Loeb getting pulled over by Swedish police in his Citroen C4 rally car.

In the video after the jump, you can clearly see the same ticked-off look the rest of us get while receiving a ticket. But the discernible exasperation could be more from the results of that weekend's rally, where mechanical problems forced Loeb to retire as Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala became the youngest ever rally winner at 22, topping a Ford- dominated podium at the 2008 Swedish Rally.

[Source: Autosport and YouTube]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I think he could have out run him.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why was he driving the race car off-circuit? If I were going to drive fast on a road I wouldn't do it in a bright red, loud rally car...
      • 6 Years Ago
      rofl he should be ashamed to ticket sebastien loeb
      • 6 Years Ago
      I went to Rally Aus a couple of years ago and can remember Tommi Makkiken over taking both myself and three other cars in one go on a 100km/60m road between stages, never seen a car take off so quickly!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Speeding in Sweden is ont he same page as drug trafficing and illegal firearm possesion.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Kinda like Richard burns rally with some need for speed underground thrown in. I like that idea for a video game
      • 6 Years Ago
      Loeb gets the bad sportsman award for this rally. He packed it in and went home after getting the ticket since he couldn't win at that point, why bother racing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey how about hiding or at least putting a warning when you're going to spoil the outcome of a race that some people may not have seen yet.

      You should know better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Watch WRC's Greatest Moments to get a little more insight - they drive the cars on public roads to service. Even when the cars are mangled and missing wheels. Gronholm arguing with Welsh police is priceless.

      I'd love to get passed by a WRC car :P.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This was a bad rally for Séb.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The limit is the limit. Just because you bought a Veyron doesn't change what the sign says.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just a thought, Vovlo's part of Ford's PAG.
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