When Sebastien Loeb completed the second run-through of the El Condor stage at Rally Argentina last weekend, he capped off his eighth straight win at the event.
It’s an incredible record, even for a man who’s career is strewn with incredible records, and it was a clearly humbled and emotional Loeb who spoke to the press after a victory which is almost certain to be his last ever in Argentina, with his retirement proper due at the end of the year.
We’ll get to see the Frenchman in action one more time before then, at Loeb’s home event of Rally de France-Alsace, where he and compatriot Sebastien Ogier will go toe-to-toe for the final time.
Back to Argentina, though, and behind Loeb came Ogier trailed home Volkswagen team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala, who bagged himself three extra championship points by taking the win in the Power Stage.
The World Rally Championship heads next to the Acropolis Rally in Greece on 31st May, where Mikko Hirvonen will be hoping to go one better from his second place there last year to bring himself back into contention with championship leader Ogier.