8 Oct 2012

Loeb seals ninth straight world rally title at home

11:10 am on 8 October 2012

Sebastien Loeb is celebrating his ninth straight world motor rally title with two events remaining in this year's championship.

The Citroen driver won his home Rally of France leaving him with an unassailable lead in the overall standings, and his factory team claimed the constructors' title for the eighth time.

Loeb plans to compete in only four or five rallies next season as he shifts his focus to the Touring Car Championship.