Finish of season for Pierre-Louis Loubet. Injured, the French driver will be unable to be at the beginning of the final two rounds of the 2021 championship, in Catalonia after which in Monza. He introduced the information on Tuesday morning, explaining that he was hit by a automobile with out giving additional particulars. Sufferer of a hip fracture, he must observe a rehabilitation program and confirms a return scheduled for 2022.
“Small change of program for the top of the season: rehabilitation as an alternative of an finish of season within the WRC”, he specifies. “I received hit by a automobile, my hip was damaged. I am unable to anticipate 2022 to have the ability to present my potential behind the wheel once more.”
“You are going to say to me, ‘Oh, no luck’. However belief me, I am actually fortunate to solely have a damaged hip after being hit by a automobile… It is actually a tricky yr in any respect. respect. However what doesn’t kill makes you stronger. “
Because the begin of the yr, Pierre-Louis Loubet has participated in a couple of rounds within the WRC with the non-public 2C Competitors crew from Hyundai, notably alternating his presence with that of Oliver Solberg.
Quickly, he was to be at the beginning of the Rallye d’Espagne in mid-October, the place Hyundai deliberate to subject at least 5 crews, additionally with Thierry Neuville, Ott Tänak, Dani Sordo and Oliver Solberg. Then again, the presence of the French driver for the final assembly of the season, at Monza in November, had not been confirmed or denied.
Sacred WRC2 champion in 2019, Pierre-Louis Loubet posted his finest outcome this season at Rally Estonia, the place he completed seventh. As he identified, his yr stays sophisticated, marked by incidents. For instance, he was compelled to retire in Portugal, Sardinia and the Acropolis Rally. It was in Greece that he made his final look as he was absent from Rally Finland final weekend. Now centered on his rehabilitation, he has but to unveil his plans for the 2022 season.