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Quiz Focus on Sébastien Loeb & le “Monte-Carlo”

Published on 12 January 2022
Quiz Focus on Sébastien LOEB & the Monte-Carlo
 
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Question 1 :
Which year Sébastien Loeb take part for the first time to the Monte-Carlo Rally ?
1999
2000
2001
2002
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2001 was the year of the first steps for the Frenchman in the World Championship. After competing in the Junior World Rally Championship, he made two appearances in the WRC category, including the Monte Carlo Rally with a Citroën Saxo Kit Car. He made a remarkable debut, finishing second in the time sheets 12 times out of the 15 stages of the event.
Question 2 :
For his first Monte Carlo as a titular WRC driver, Loeb caused a sensation in the opening round of the Rallye Monte-Carlo. Why?
He scored 10 scratch times on the 15 stages of the rally and finished at the second place
Loeb takes his first WRC podium
After a memorable duel with Peter Solberg, Loeb finished at the second place, 3 seconds behind the Norwegian Driver
Loeb led the time at the finish after an incredible battle with Tommi Mäkinen, but a 2-minute penalty after the race finally deprived him of his first world victory
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Citroën’s mechanics changed the tyres on his Xsara WRC on the evening of the second stage instead of the next morning before the start of the stages, in accordance with a specific clause of the Monegasque round, and the Race Direction imposed a two-minute penalty.
Question 3 :
In 2006, Sébastien Loeb finished at the second place behind his rival Marcus Grönholm. What significant event ended its victory dreams that year?
Surprised by an icy patch, Loeb spins and slides down the road
On the first stage, Loeb suffered a puncture at the very beginning of the special, which meant that he would have to continue his rally
Back at the service park on Friday evening, his team discovered that the gearbox was damaged. A change was necessary. As a result, he received a heavy time penalty
In the middle of the stage, a herd of cows crossed the road as Loeb passed. A significant loss of time which negated all his chances of victory
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In the Pierlas / Ilonse special, the Driver was caught out during braking. However, the car was repairable and left on Saturday morning with a time 5 minutes faster than the fastest driver, Grönholm (Ford). He was 1 min 16.4 sec ahead of the Finn before his exit.
Question 4 :
How many victories Loeb got in WRC ?
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Question 5 :
How many times Loeb has won the Monte-Carlo Rally ?
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The Frenchman won the Rally in 2003-2004-2005-2007-2008-2012-2013
Question 6 :
Is Monte Carlo the rally where Sébastien Loeb has won the most in the WRC Category?
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Loeb won the German and Spanish rallies at nine times.
Question 7 :
When did Sébastien Loeb last take part in the Monte-Carlo?
2013
2015
2017
2020
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The Alsatian and his co-driver Daniel Elena finished the rally in 6th place, as part of the Hyundai Motorsport team for the 2020 edition.

Question 8 :
After 23 years of collaboration, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena jointly announced the end of their duo last November. Who will join the French Driver on the 2022 Monte Carlo Rally?
Fabien Lurquin
Julien Ingrassia
Isabelle Galmiche
Benjamin Veillas
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Isabelle Galmiche is well known in the French rally scene as she will be starting her 229th event in Monte Carlo. She has been close to Sébastien Loeb for many years (present in the opening car, reserve co-driver for Daniel Elena), she drove in 6 World Championship events between 2007 and 2017 and took part in the Monte-Carlo once, outside the WRC, in 2009.

Question 9 :
In which car will Sébastien Loeb be at the start of the 90th Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo?
Citroën C3
Hyundai i20 N
Ford Puma Hybrid
Ford Fiesta Hybrid
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Sébastien Loeb will make his return to the Monte Carlo Rally in a Ford Puma Hybrid entered in the Rally 1 WRC category with the M-Sport Team.

Question 10 :
In which Motorsport event did he compete before returning to the roads of Monte Carlo?
Rallye de Monza
Dakar
Rallye Mont-Blanc
5e leg of Extreme E in Ushuaia
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The French rider is currently competing in his 6th Dakar, with the Bahrain Raid Xtrem team.

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