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Sebastien Loeb Claims 2008 Race of Champions Victory

Posted in KTM, Newsworthy, Racing by Suzanne Denbow | December 15th, 2008 | 1 Response |

Five-time WRC winner Sebastien Loeb earned his third Race of Champions victory in six years Sunday at Wembley. Throwing down behind the wheel of the KTM X-Bow, Loeb’s victory comes on the tail end of the X-Bow’s individual win as Top Gear’s 2008 Sports Car of the Year. Loeb, who sat out last year’s event to attend the birth of his first child, arrived to the make-shift tarmac at Wembley a clear crowd favorite – but the race was by no means a sure thing. Nearly ousted by British racer David Coulthard, Loeb clinched his third ROC win by a mere .3 of a second. Said a victorious Loeb to reporters, “It’s a very tight track and you have to give everything you can. I didn’t get as much experience as some of the others, as I only did one ROC Nations Cup race, but it was a good weekend for me.”

Taking his loss in stride, Coulthard remained good natured. “The ROC is a totally unique event and it’s always a pleasure to take part, even if you don’t win.” Coutlhard continued, “It was a very entertaining afternoon for the British race fans, and I did my best to keep KTM busy by crashing a couple of their cars.”

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  1. Deartháir says:

    Clearly, it’s because the X-Bow uses an Audi engine.

    See that? Documented proof, twice over, that Audi = win.