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Loeb wins WRC Monte Carlo opener on drama filled final day

A visitor to the top step of the podium at Rally Spain back in 2018, the result helped Loeb push his win count in a Championship he dominated for nine consecutive seasons, to 80. It was an outcome significant for three other reasons for Loeb, who was making his debut for M-Sport Ford this weekend in their new Puma Rally1 car. As well as being the Frenchman's first non-Citroen success in the sport’s top flight, he drew level with runner-up Sebastien Ogier on eight Monte triumphs. It was also historic for the fact his co-driver - Isabelle Galmiche - became the first female to win the event since Fabrizia Pons 25 years ago. “For sure I feel really happy,” said Loeb. “I did not expect...
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