Sebastien Loeb won the World Rallycross Championship round 3 in Mettet, Belgium. Petter Solberg took second while Timmy Hansen was third.
Loeb led from the opening corner on the Circuit Jules Tacheny this Sunday. The Frenchman got the hole-shot off the line in the final to head Johan Kristoffersson initially through the tight right-hander, despite the championship leader briefly being kicked up on two wheels against the inside barrier as the six-car field funnelled into turn one.
Loeb then sustained the pressure from Petter Solberg and scored a popular win, the second of his WRX career. This is his and Peugeot’s first WRX win since Latvia 2016.
VICTORY for @SebastienLoeb & 3rd place for @Timmy_Hansen after a fantastic final in Round 3 of #WorldRX ‼?? This double podium @MettetRX is a great reward for the Team @Peugeot @TotalRacingENG, which has been working hard to launch this new official program right after @dakar pic.twitter.com/0BT8Z2Obb8
— Peugeot Sport (@peugeotsport) May 13, 2018
Solberg and Hansen completed the podium, with a recovering Mattias Ekstrom grabbing fourth from championship leader Johan Kristoffersson.
Sebastien Loeb won the World Rallycross Championship round 3 in Mettet
Despite a disappointing result in the final, Kristoffersson still leads the overall standings (75 points), ahead of Loeb (66), Solberg (65), Bakkerud (61) and Hansen (59).
VIDEO | Relive THAT Final after a weekend of amazing racing in Belgium!
— FIA World Rallycross (@FIAWorldRX) May 13, 2018