A familiar name has joined the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR): Sébastien Loeb Racing – the team part-owned by record world rally champion Sébastien Loeb (F), is entering the newly-formed touring car series, where it will put its faith in the 350-hp Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, which won the TCR International series in both 2016 and 2017.
The Golf GTI TCR will be driven by touring car specialists Rob Huff (GB), 2012 world touring car champion, and Mehdi Mennani (MA), who won the WTCC Trophy in 2016.
Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets: “I am delighted that another successful team, with two absolutely top drivers, has chosen to run the Golf GTI TCR. Over the past few years, Sébastien Loeb Racing has shown emphatically what it is capable of in touring car racing. We have our fingers crossed for the team, and hope that the Golf GTI TCR will again be up there challenging for the championship in 2018.”