Thrills and Spills - Loeb is BACK! | WRC Rallye Monte Carlo 2022

  • Publicado el 20 ene 2022
  • Sébastien Loeb became the oldest driver to lead an FIA World Rally Championship round after a sensational return to dominate Rallye Monte-Carlo on Friday.
    As he approaches his 48th birthday, the Frenchman won four of the six French Alps speed tests to lead the first rally of the WRC's innovative new hybrid era by 9.9sec in M-Sport's Ford Puma.
    The Monaco-based event is Loeb's first WRC outing for more than a year and, currently, a one-off appearance with the British squad.
    Loeb was second after Thursday night's short opening leg behind old foe Sébastien Ogier. He charged by his fellow countryman in the last of the morning's three special stages and preserved his advantage in the afternoon, despite a small technical issue.
    "The first four stages were really great, then we had a little hybrid problem," he explained. "In the last stage I made a good drive, but maybe it was freezing a bit more. We had some little ice coming out at the end of the stage, so it was a bit tricky.
    "I was really surprised when I was doing the best time in yesterday's shakedown in the first pass. Usually in shakedown I'm not great, but with this car I was immediately in the rhythm. It's not a big gap, but I'm happy to be leading after the first full day."
    Ogier dropped to third behind Toyota GR Yaris team-mate Elfyn Evans after a cautious approach on frosty roads in this morning's final stage, but fastest time on the afternoon repeat promoted him back to second.
    A wary run in the same test cost Evans valuable seconds. The Welshman ended 12.1sec adrift of his colleague after a frustrating day learning the intricacies of driving with the hybrid system for the first time in competition.
    Thierry Neuville topped an intense battle for fourth in a Hyundai i20 N. His day improved after an eye-opening first stage in which he described the balance as 'a nightmare'. "I've never been so scared while driving," he said.
    The Belgian stiffened his car's settings and ended 8.9sec clear of team-mate Ott Tänak, with Craig Breen dropping 2.5sec behind the Estonian in the final stage in another Puma.
    Team-mate Gus Greensmith celebrated his first WRC stage win en route to seventh. But for a minor problem with the hybrid system, the Briton would have been snapping on Neuville's heels.
    Adrien Fourmaux was fourth overnight, but the Frenchman crashed his Puma down a ravine in the opening test. He and co-driver Alex Coria escaped injury, a testament to the new enhanced safety cell chassis introduced this year.
    Saturday's action switches west for five stages near Digne-les-Bains. Three morning tests precede a tyre change in the town before the latter two are repeated. The day features two climbs of the mythical Col de Fontbelle, likely to feature several kilometres of snow and ice at the summit.
    Leading positions after Friday
    1. S Loeb / I Galmiche FRA Ford Puma 1hr 22min 49.0sec
    2. S Ogier / B Veillas FRA Toyota GR Yaris +9.9sec
    3. E Evans / S Martin GBR Toyota GR Yaris +22.0sec
    4. T Neuville / M Wydaeghe BEL Hyundai i20 +47.8sec
    5. O Tänak / M Järveoja EST Hyundai i20 +56.7sec
    6. C Breen / P Nagle IRL Ford Puma +59.2sec
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Comentarios • 234

  • BCpov
    BCpov Hace 4 meses +208

    Loeb is just another word for Goat. What a beast. Can’t wait for this season. 🤘

    • Wayne Mangan
      Wayne Mangan Hace 4 meses +1

      He's so good, I tired of watching rally coverage in the mid 2000's let's hope this GOAT doesnt stink it up too bad. Ha ha

    • bvc100
      bvc100 Hace 4 meses

      Was he always wearing glasses when driving before, or is it because of his age now?
      Either way, will always look forward to his drive!😍

    • J.P Slaym0
      J.P Slaym0 Hace 4 meses +4

      Steps out of Dakar rally desert car and into WRC car still faster than most everyone

    • Miguel Ângelo C. C.
      Miguel Ângelo C. C. Hace 4 meses +1

      Awesome performance!!! I like ogie but i love Loeb!!!

    • Tim Montanus
      Tim Montanus Hace 4 meses +1

      Heyyyy bcpov didnt expect you here :)

  • Dennis Rydell
    Dennis Rydell Hace 4 meses +92

    Really hoping for Loeb to take this one home. That would be a beautiful way to cap off a story that began in earnest 20 years ago, on those very same roads.

  • Wanderlust the World
    Wanderlust the World Hace 4 meses +75

    i watch loeb since 2002 and now 2022 he is still on top of his game! i feel so old now

    • Ante
      Ante Hace 3 meses

      What about Loeb himself

    • oldfrend
      oldfrend Hace 4 meses

      me too man. i remember watching loeb the snot nosed new kid beating burns and mcrae like a flawless driving robot on speed channel late at night. speed channel doesn't even exist anymore haha.

    • Bartman954
      Bartman954 Hace 4 meses +2

      I still have memories of his debut, racing against Colin McRae and Richard Burns.

    • Nathan Duby
      Nathan Duby Hace 4 meses +4

      It’s like yesterday watching the tv recaps of him ripping the Citroen

    • bzzi
      bzzi Hace 4 meses +7

      Me too! I love WRC since 2002 also, and even bought me a Mitsubishi Evolution when they launched it in the US. So many memories flying around the canyons in Malibu, turning sideways on hairpins and exploding out of the apex at 6000 RPM and full boost…

  • Glen W
    Glen W Hace 4 meses +86

    Loeb seems like he is pushing hard from the start & he is happy with the I think he will be hard to beat for sure.

  • Patricio Garcia
    Patricio Garcia Hace 4 meses +30

    Loeb, one week from 5000km on the Dakar and now back on the WRC at the front.

  • Mark Thompson
    Mark Thompson Hace 4 meses +51

    Loeb has only just stepped off the Dakar podium❗️for cripes sake. He couldn’t of even had a day off, but liking how quick he is 👍🇬🇧✌️

  • shadinasr77
    shadinasr77 Hace 4 meses +32

    Loeb is not a legend, he is the LEGEND of the legends.

  • uoselo3280
    uoselo3280 Hace 4 meses +52

    Jesus Christ, Loeb is just from another planet ! We've been truly lucky of watching that man drive.

  • bogged2the eyeballs
    bogged2the eyeballs Hace 4 meses +16

    Ahhh life is good. I love that WRC starts so early and continues for most of the year compared to other International motorsports. Mr. Chen and Red Bull coverage the best as always.
    So good to see the Master Seb Loeb back, throwing it down early and making his intentions clear to the rest of the drivers. Never has there been a driver so clearly at one with his car. No matter what the conditions and car set-up, he has the ability to know exactly how much grip is available and how hard to push.
    The Master for the win.

  • Full Send Sim Racing
    Full Send Sim Racing Hace 4 meses +7

    Sebastian Loeb is an alien, no question about it. How he does this is unknown to us mortals. He's so calm and collected as well, like he's only been in the sim for a couple of hours barely breaking a sweat

  • BBarnes
    BBarnes Hace 4 meses +12

    What a legend! Loeb is amazing!

  • Elvir Mujagic
    Elvir Mujagic Hace 4 meses +8

    Loeb, stunning performance. Still cool as always. And all that in a brand new car. True Champ, hope he will win.

  • Rob Clarke
    Rob Clarke Hace 4 meses +15

    Leob is an absolute legend. At his age many other drivers have retired. But he goes from strength to strength. Off the back of 2nd in Dakar, comes into a new car and team and is driving like he never left! 🐐🐐🐐

  • bzzi
    bzzi Hace 4 meses +31

    See Loeb is in a different universe. He’s a driving computer. His stage memory is unbelievable.

      BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY Hace 3 meses +2

      @InstallShield Wizard Schumacher lost concentration plenty, made much more driving mistakes than Hamilton or Loeb.

    • InstallShield Wizard
      InstallShield Wizard Hace 4 meses +2

      It's more about his feel of the car's limits and ability to not lose concentration, pretty much like Schumacher.

  • GrimJerr
    GrimJerr Hace 4 meses +7

    Got my blood boiling for some Rally, heading to the Simulator ! Great Racing, I'll put my $ on Loeb and the Seat of the Pants Experience over the Youthful Reflexes and Bravery. Great start to 2022 !

  • Hunter Gross
    Hunter Gross Hace 4 meses +3

    First season of wrc I’ve ever watched can’t wait to see how this everything turns out! Really love watching Oliver race out there, the new pumas are pretty sweet though, I was sad to see the fiesta go but this thing is awesome!

  • GokulKrishM51
    GokulKrishM51 Hace 4 meses +2

    Haha! I expected Leob to be on top.
    Props to Gus! His reaction was priceless!

  • Mosca
    Mosca Hace 4 meses +4

    One of the all time great performances- LOEB!

  • David Perez Marín
    David Perez Marín Hace 4 meses +4

    Realmente tiene algo especial Loeb que no tienen los demás. Es un piloto increíble, extremadamente fino pero hay algo más que hipnotiza a la gente. Cómo ocurría con Michael Jordan, por ejemplo. Da gusto verlo porque además transmite esa especie de serenidad. Es mágico.

  • Manuel Paez
    Manuel Paez Hace 4 meses +1

    Loeb es increíble, mi máximo respeto a éste grandísimo piloto, cada día hace más grande su leyenda.

  • Murphy D
    Murphy D Hace 4 meses +6

    Thank you for sponsoring such a sport!!!!!

  • David Kelsey
    David Kelsey Hace 4 meses +2

    Loeb seems to be the one who just feels comfortable in a new car. He just slots in. Loeb is going to win this one.

  • Trevor Mappley
    Trevor Mappley Hace 4 meses +2

    Absolute legend greatest driver of all time Sebastian loeb

  • DevBizkit
    DevBizkit Hace 4 meses +3

    GO SEB!!! backing the Toyota but so happy to see Loeb back in epic form.....a win by Loeb will be crazy.

  • Ash R
    Ash R Hace 4 meses

    Amazing to see the legend come back and nail the competition. I used to be very frustrated with his dominance as a kid but in awe now. Crazy.

  • Cosmin Diaconu
    Cosmin Diaconu Hace 4 meses +1

    The combination of new car, new car on tricky roads, years that he did not compete full time at this level and missed proper training, new co-driver and age, all come against Loeb's anticipated performance. Yet, there he goes. He's at pace or faster than the previous year's full time driver and champion, Ogier. Its extraordinary.
    Man, I hope he wins this rally and actually all rallies that he will compete in this year.

  • Get Smart
    Get Smart Hace 3 meses

    Thank you Red Bull for the coverage you do on your website...without it I wouldn't have caught a single rally for the last few years. This years production seems to be even better than previous years and I have nothing but respect for your professionalism. Thank you.

  • Amit Singh
    Amit Singh Hace 4 meses +3

    I'm a Toyota guy but it's a dream to see Mr Loeb in action.

  • baloonia1
    baloonia1 Hace 4 meses

    It is so good to see a tight race between these lads, but Loeb's talent and experience seams to be unbeatable.

  • varzu
    varzu Hace 4 meses +2

    este resumen es mucho mejor que el del canal oficial, gracias!

  • Alex Ott
    Alex Ott Hace 4 meses

    This is once again the best resume of the day. Thanks to all involved...😊👍👍👍

  • AvexFuddle
    AvexFuddle Hace 4 meses

    It’s insane that Loeb is still so awesome!

  • Otto's Garage
    Otto's Garage Hace 4 meses +1

    Loeb is just phenomenal 😍

  • cmb scx10
    cmb scx10 Hace 4 meses +2

    I thought Loeb was an alien in 02' and still proves there is life out there.

  • Patrick JACQUIOT
    Patrick JACQUIOT Hace 4 meses

    Loeb a (toujours) un sacré potentiel, sans prendre le melon. Ceci dit Ogier est un fin tacticien; il l'a déjà prouvé. En outre il sait garder son sang froid. Un duel franco-français : le rêve !

  • Clynikal
    Clynikal Hace 4 meses +1

    Great to Loeb back in the seat!

  • ĐejN
    ĐejN Hace 4 meses

    💥🚀💗 Congrats to Ford team for assembling such a firecracker 👏

  • bryan evans
    bryan evans Hace 4 meses +5


  • bikenav bm12
    bikenav bm12 Hace 4 meses +1

    A happy Loeb wont be beaten he is a genius it appears to come easy to him, nice to see 3 colours of cars in with a shout. may the best man win. will be watching the stage times rolling up the screen tomorrow.

  • Jean-Claude
    Jean-Claude Hace 4 meses

    Toujours là l'ancien ! La saison va être belle !

  • JP C
    JP C Hace 4 meses

    48 y.o, few days after a tiring 5000 km of the Dakar rallye, and he won it anyway... With almost a beginner as copilote (together I mean) and in a new car for him. Incredible ! the LEGEND is back.

  • thedownwardmachine
    thedownwardmachine Hace 4 meses +7

    I like how these drivers will go 10/10ths on mountain roads, but they’re still sane enough to put on a mask.

  • Job Kibuga
    Job Kibuga Hace 4 meses +2

    Nice seeing Ford being competitive

  • Simon Barnett
    Simon Barnett Hace 4 meses

    Great to see Loeb back!

  • The Grumpy Yorkshireman

    Great 2 see the legend loeb back in wrc

  • Xman B
    Xman B Hace 3 meses +1

    Loeb is one of the best pure drivers I’ve seen in 30 years👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😀

  • susanto joko
    susanto joko Hace 4 meses +1

    At his age he is still the best ...Loeb the master😀👍

  • War Hobbit79
    War Hobbit79 Hace 4 meses

    Nice driving by Loeb 👍🏼

  • samghost13
    samghost13 Hace 4 meses

    With Full Force!!! Bravo Seb Bravo!!!

  • Lalilulelo fox hound
    Lalilulelo fox hound Hace 4 meses

    The legend is back ❤️🇲🇨

  • Walter Chemz
    Walter Chemz Hace 4 meses

    Straight from dakar to wrc,. Loeb is a Legend, can't wait to see him in Kenya.

  • Tommy_kaira
    Tommy_kaira Hace 4 meses +1

    Nice to see sèb as tian loeb back behind the wheel,i remember him from back in the day,with collin mcrae tommi mäkinen carolś sainz markko martin,marcus gronholm,petter solberg and the gang..

  • AntalopeAUT
    AntalopeAUT Hace 4 meses

    Guess who´s back ? Sebastiens are back and they will be going round the outside xD
    Niiiiiiiiiiiiice job for Gus Greensmith on his first stagewin ... that moment where you are faster than the rest of the world must be so priceless ... keep going, Gus !!!

  • Chetan R
    Chetan R Hace 4 meses +1

    Loving the Ford Puma and ofc the Ace Seb Loeb!

  • Peter Tonn
    Peter Tonn Hace 4 meses +1

    This guy is timeless!

  • Maciuś MarcinKowski
    Maciuś MarcinKowski Hace 4 meses

    Mr. Loeb just came back from the Dakar, and now he is doing such a things!? G.O.A.T.

  • Visakh Asok
    Visakh Asok Hace 4 meses +2

    Loeb is such an animal... 9 wrc world titles, a pikes peak record, dakar runner up and weeks after the grueling dakar rally, he's back in a WRC car and leading the rally. He is on another level. 🔥🔥

  • Oliver Court
    Oliver Court Hace 4 meses

    Loeb is an absolute beast!

  • Jack Speed
    Jack Speed Hace 4 meses

    Loeb the all time king of the rally kings, greetings from Germany

  • Peter Tromp
    Peter Tromp Hace 4 meses +31

    Gotta feel sorry for Gus. Dude's aim for the year was a fastest stage time, and he achieves it at the first event on the first day? What's he gonna do with himself now?
    I'm ecstatic to see Loeb leading the event. He gives hope to 40-somethings the world over that you being "past your peak" is merely a state of mind. I mean, at this point, Loeb has got to be one of the Top 3 greatest racing drivers of all time? Has any sportsman ever mastered one aspect of their sport like Loeb has mastered tarmac? Supreme, ans underappreciated during his time because he dominated so much. I hope he wins. Would be a tremendous story.

    • youtubeaccount
      youtubeaccount Hace 4 meses +2

      @Nathan Korte He’s trying to say that Loeb is the real deal.

    • Nathan Korte
      Nathan Korte Hace 4 meses +3

      @Madjayax LMAO. So what's the excuses for the younger guys when they're dominated by an older driver?

    • Madjayax
      Madjayax Hace 4 meses +1

      Many fans give excuse to their early or late 40ish idols when get beaten and even obliterated by their younger drivers teammates. This happen because theirs glory days speed came from having car performance advantage to others.

    • Peter Tromp
      Peter Tromp Hace 4 meses +1

      @Bub Saggo I was joking about Gus. Of course he'll adjust his goals for the rest of the year.

    • Bub Saggo
      Bub Saggo Hace 4 meses +1

      Surely Gus feels he has some momentum after that stage win and will set his sights on a loftier goal for himself. And Loeb coming back to WRC in a totally new car and still slaying like he hasn't missed a beat is very impressive.

  • Ben Davenport
    Ben Davenport Hace 4 meses

    The cars are all sounding really good off throttle, especially the Toyota's, sounding like when F1 had blown diffusers.

  • Simon H
    Simon H Hace 4 meses +9

    LOEB IS BACK LOEB IS BAAAAAAACK !!!!!!!!!!!!! GO SEB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!§

  • Amit Singh
    Amit Singh Hace 4 meses +2

    "I've never been so scared" coming from a rally driver that's crazy.

    • Amit Singh
      Amit Singh Hace 4 meses +1

      @Drazen Budis that's true but I think it's more the new car.

    • Drazen Budis
      Drazen Budis Hace 4 meses

      That’s why he’ll never be a champ, unfortunately

    • Amit Singh
      Amit Singh Hace 4 meses +1

      @Questa è Benzinah yes my friend.

    • Questa è Benzinah
      Questa è Benzinah Hace 4 meses +1

      There is something very wrong on the Hyundai, that state touched me also.

  • Ondrej Jánoška
    Ondrej Jánoška Hace 4 meses

    Happy for Gus and his first 🥳🤩

  • Liz Brown
    Liz Brown Hace 4 meses +1

    Ford, lucky are you to have the greatest of all time in your stable,....loving the crazy fast hybrid's....,,kudos Seb's navigator, it's a team!

  • Antony Sidney - Retro BikeRestorations

    nice to see m sport bringing the right tools for the job

  • Fabrizio Magnani
    Fabrizio Magnani Hace 4 meses

    Sempre e tutta la vita Sebastian Loob 👍.grande campione

  • wonk donk36
    wonk donk36 Hace 4 meses

    loeb is back and he still super quick.. ford looking good this year.

  • David Liao
    David Liao Hace 4 meses

    20 years ago it was Loeb, and 20 years later still him. And Seb could be a perfect name for racing drivers:)

  • Gerry Edwards
    Gerry Edwards Hace 3 meses +1

    Ya just can’t keep a good man down , Loeb all the way.

  • Themanu2222ful
    Themanu2222ful Hace 4 meses

    He is just awesome!

  • Zelko Krznaric
    Zelko Krznaric Hace 4 meses

    Loeb je vrhunski vozač i čovjeka 👍✌️🙏🇭🇷

  • 911HRW
    911HRW Hace 4 meses

    Well done Gus. What an achievement to be beating the 2 world champs by getting your first stage win. Keep it up.

  • Fredrick Millstead
    Fredrick Millstead Hace 3 meses +1

    Phenomenal car control.

  • Johnny Eason III
    Johnny Eason III Hace 4 meses +1


  • Lyndon Griffiths
    Lyndon Griffiths Hace 4 meses +1

    These cars are unreal, the regs are just right, manual change sorts the men out from the boys.

  • Peter J. from northgermany

    The master is back, Loeb does it fast and quick.

  • Clinton Morris
    Clinton Morris Hace 3 meses +1

    Loeb = Legend

  • Duke Nuken
    Duke Nuken Hace 4 meses +1

    Puma looks very good as well!

  • Polish guy with hard to spell name ;-p

    With every generation, in every sport, new talents are faster, stronger, more creative, more durable....
    Loeb:"Hold my d'ale!"

  • Doctorben
    Doctorben Hace 4 meses

    Le débat est définitivement tranché, Loeb est le meilleur pilote Rally de tous les temps #GOAT
    quelque soit le résultat final, il a montré qu après une décennie d absence en WRC, un manque de rythme évident,l absence de son copilote de légende, et manque de préparation dû au Dakar le mois passé, bref 47 ans et compétitif ... Respect 😍

  • Commander Geo  kam
    Commander Geo kam Hace 4 meses +3

    Damn the puma is fast and loeb makes it even faster ogier and Toyota have a great new "enemy"

    • Kevin Bosco
      Kevin Bosco Hace 4 meses +1

      Nah just loeb is the enemy of toyota that guy basically cheat for wrc hahah

  • OnLy PayBacK
    OnLy PayBacK Hace 4 meses

    Loeb is not the GOAT of Rallye. He is the absolute GOD of this sport., even with white hair the guy keeps kicking ass !!! Oo

  • Maxim Seynaeve
    Maxim Seynaeve Hace 4 meses

    Mandem literally came straight from the desert to the ice and here there's no Nasser to stop him winning all the time.

  • Clive Wilcox
    Clive Wilcox Hace 4 meses +1

    WRC G.O.A.T Seb, is pure Class!!

  • Dalibor Žvák
    Dalibor Žvák Hace 4 meses

    High speed skills, high hospital would say.
    But once you're living legend, what else can you do but being it...?

  • Noel Kitonga
    Noel Kitonga Hace 4 meses +1

    Loeb is fresh from Dakar, he is winning this season.

  • Tez Black
    Tez Black Hace 4 meses +1

    nice to see loeb in a ford hope they both get the crown

  • Edward outthere
    Edward outthere Hace 4 meses

    Silly question t ask only one answer Loeb(GOAT)

  • nunohannover
    nunohannover Hace 4 meses +1


  • Asher Skylark
    Asher Skylark Hace 4 meses

    Cheers for more highlights this 2022

    JUAN FIDALGO Hace 4 meses +1

    Gooo , gooo Loeb!!!! GOOOO

  • TH enduro
    TH enduro Hace 4 meses

    That new Puma is a hell of a Rallycar !

  • Mocking69
    Mocking69 Hace 4 meses

    I like the exhaust sound ♪

  • Francisco Lopes
    Francisco Lopes Hace 4 meses


  • Manuel Caldicot
    Manuel Caldicot Hace 4 meses

    Super LOEB 🔱🚘

  • starmania909
    starmania909 Hace 3 meses

    the harder they make it (the rules) the better loeb does!!!

  • Sir.Craze-
    Sir.Craze- Hace 4 meses

    So slow. So clunky. So unskilled looking.
    I was extremely excited for electric.
    Now I think I've fully changed my mind.

  • Nathan Korte
    Nathan Korte Hace 4 meses

    I think it'd be great if ear Loeb won.

  • Joolz25
    Joolz25 Hace 4 meses +1

    I stopped watching WRC because of the Loeb dominance. And here I am now, eye glued to the racing because I would love for the GOAT to win this. Otherworldly performance already. Love it.