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Rally ace Sébastien Loeb had a rare off in the final World Rally Championship race of his career, as the wet tarmac at the Rally of France saw the French star deposit his Citroen DS3 WRC into the forest. Loeb, who won the WRC's Driver's Championship every year from 2004 to 2012, and co-driver Daniel Elena emerged from their car unscathed.

The wreck, according to AutoSport, happened yesterday on the first stage of the final day of competition in France. Loeb's been running a limited WRC schedule in 2013, and recently announced that he'd be campaigning Citroen's C-Elysee WTCC in the World Touring Car Championship next year.

There's on-board footage of the wreck in the video below, although exterior footage is limited to the very end of the crash. Scroll down for the full video.


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      theautojunkie
      • 1 Year Ago
      ....really shows the integrity of the car builders, nice to see people walk away from a accident because of engineering safety....
      Pinhead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anyone else notice that the sunlight is so bright outside of the cave? Last time I followed WRC, Colin McRae was still winning. I had no idea that Loeb was so dominant. Or that I'm so old. Man.
      Mbukukanyau
      • 1 Year Ago
      WRC died with Group B.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mbukukanyau
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        ERNSTEVERYTHING
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mbukukanyau
        thank you.. someone on here that talks my language..
        Jmaister
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mbukukanyau
        for me, WRC died with McRae, Burns, and Park. Loeb was a newb at their time.
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sucks for Loeb, looks like he ran over standing water and rear end snapped out from under him. But if this were Colin McRae he would try to flip the car right side up with his own hands and continue on and probably finish in the points.
      • 1 Year Ago
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