Sebastien Loeb scored a narrow win in the World Rally Championship's Rally Japan this past weekend, the 27th WRC victory of his career, making him the winningest driver in the history of the FIA's rally championship.

Loeb's achievement is all the more remarkable because he only made his WRC debut in 2004, breaking Carlos Sainz' previous record in only four seasons. Loeb has put in a dominating performance this year in his Kronos Racing Citroen, winning seven events in only eleven starts to lead the driver's championship by 33 points over BP/Ford's Marcus Gronholm.

Loeb could well be even stronger next year, when he returns to the Citroen factory team piloting the all-new Citroen C4. Meanwhile, he's on track for his third World Rally Championship heading into the next event in Cyprus.

[Source: Rally Japan]

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