A Tale of Two Sebastiens, Pt. 2

Well, so much for that story I wrote yesterday… It was supposed to be the story of the year. Sebastien Loeb, the nine-time World Rally champion and all-around living legend, makes a one-off return to Rally Monte Carlo. His chief competition? Defending series (and race) champion Sebastien Ogier, who, thanks to an offseason rule change,…

A Tale of Two Sebastiens, Pt. 1

A World Rally legend grabs the overall lead in day one of his “return,” while a defending champion grapples with rules changes—both positive and negative. Wait, did Sebastien Loeb get better in his time away from rallying? OK, that might be an overreaction. But the nine-time World Rally champion, winner of 78 WRC events, X…