Loeb to start Acropolis Rally on a blank sheet

Sebastien Loeb explains the reasons why he chose to compete in Greece this year and believes that he will start from zero at the tenth round of 2022 WRC calendar.

The nine-time World Rally Champion will make his fourth appearance with the Ford Puma Rally1 at Acropolis Rally next month which will be his twelfth time in Greece.

The last year that Loeb took part there was in 2012 where he won with the Citroen DS3 WRC.

"I chose to enter Greece as it’s a nice gravel rally which I always enjoyed, it looks better now and not as rough as the last time I did it", Loeb said.

"I think there are only two stages on this year’s itinerary that I have experienced, but it was 10 years ago so my memory of them isn’t great.

"I will have to start from zero again which is always complicated, I think from this year there are quite a lot of new stages for everybody.

"I won the rally three times and have some good memories, I think the stages are mostly interesting.

"I had some good and more complicated moments, for example I had my biggest crash in Greece, I also had a mistake with a tyre choice; choosing the soft as we were expecting a storm but, in the end, it was 40 degrees.

"It’s not an easy rally but it is nice to drive so I am looking forward to that. 

"It’s difficult to identify my targets for this rally, I will try my best in terms of preparations and hope that I will be able to get into the rhythm like it was in Kenya and Portugal.

"Hopefully we can do a bit better without mistakes and problems which is the main target".

Source: Motorsport.com

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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