WTCR salutes Coronel, Loeb following Dakar finishes
The WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO is saluting Tom Coronel and Sébastien Loeb after they finished the gruelling Dakar Rally in Peru yesterday.
WTCR / OSCARO racer Coronel was competing with twin brother Tim and finished P43, while Loeb – whose eponymous team has announced three of its four WTCR / OSCARO drivers for 2019 – was co-driven to third overall by Daniel Elena.
“I would say that this was our best Dakar ever,” said Tom Coronel. “We really only had little trouble, all issues we had last year were dealt with quite well. A few times, we were able to push nicely so we more or less achieved our goals. The only thing that didn’t happen: I didn’t get to drive. That was the plan, but I was enjoying myself so much sitting alongside Tim that we left it that way. It all simply felt well, so we decided not to change. But we most certainly will do so next year.”
Tim Coronel added: “As far as I am concerned it was a very, very, successful Dakar. I am really satisfied. ‘The Beast 2.0’ really did well on the points we had worked on. Now we have some other points to improve. Let’s go for 3.0!”