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Stéphane Lefebvre

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Career Summary

Info

Nationality:  FRA
Date of Birth: 16.03.1992
Age: 25
Rally Wins: 1
Website: http://www.stephane-lefebvre.com

Season 2017

Classification: WRC
Car No: 8
Car: CITROËN C3 WRC
Team: CITROËN Total Abu Dhabi WRT
Co-driver: Gabin Moreau
Points: 30
Standing: 13
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 0

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Here’s what makes him special

• Junior champion in 2014, his rise through the ranks has been rapid

• He was mentored early in his career by multiple champion Sébastien Loeb

• 2017 contract with Citroën is his biggest chance yet to impress on the world stage

The story so far

Nine-time world champion Sébastien Loeb has given his support and mentorship to fellow Frenchman Stéphane Lefebvre who is fast-tracking himself up the sport at an alarming pace.

Lefebvre hinted at what was to follow when he finished third in France’s Renault Twingo R2 Trophy in his debut season in 2010. Four years in the Volant Peugeot series followed and he was runner-up in both 2012 and 2013.

He also graduated to the European Rally Championship in 2013, finishing second in the two-wheel drive category with the Peugeot Rally Academy squad.

In 2014 he took the sport by storm. He won the Junior WRC with a round to spare in Citroën’s DS 3 R3T after winning in Portugal, Poland and Germany and also won the WRC 3 title. In the European Championship he was junior champion in a Peugeot 208 and finished second in the two-wheel drive standings.

With the Junior WRC title secured, Lefebvre drove a DS 3 R5 in Spain and Britain ahead of a full WRC 2 campaign in 2015 that began with a stunning class victory at Rallye Monte-Carlo.

He fared less well in the rest of his WRC 2 programme, but his development continued with five WRC rallies at the wheel of a DS 3 World Rally Car - including a last-minute substitution for the injured Mads Østberg in Australia.

Starting 2016 with a new co-driver in Gabin Moreau, Lefebvre is one of a handful of drivers eager to prove themselves to Citroën driving a DS 3 World Rally Car under the Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team banner.

Fifth at Rallye Monte-Carlo was a decent start, but his season was interrupted by a serious crash at ADAC Rallye Deutschland, that left both men in hospital. Lefebvre recovered in time for Wales Rally GB, where he finished tenth, but Moreau missed the rest of the season.

Both received welcome good news later in the year when Citroën announced they would be part of its WRC line-up in 2017.

• Junior champion in 2014, his rise through the ranks has been rapid

• He was mentored early in his career by multiple champion Sébastien Loeb

• 2017 contract with Citroën is his biggest chance yet to impress on the world stage

The story so far

Nine-time world champion Sébastien Loeb has given his support and mentorship to fellow Frenchman Stéphane Lefebvre who is fast-tracking himself up the sport at an alarming pace.

Lefebvre hinted at what was to follow when he finished third in France’s Renault Twingo R2 Trophy in his debut season in 2010. Four years in the Volant Peugeot series followed and he was runner-up in both 2012 and 2013.

He also graduated to the European Rally Championship in 2013, finishing second in the two-wheel drive category with the Peugeot Rally Academy squad.

In 2014 he took the sport by storm. He won the Junior WRC with a round to spare in Citroën’s DS 3 R3T after winning in Portugal, Poland and Germany and also won the WRC 3 title. In the European Championship he was junior champion in a Peugeot 208 and finished second in the two-wheel drive standings.

With the Junior WRC title secured, Lefebvre drove a DS 3 R5 in Spain and Britain ahead of a full WRC 2 campaign in 2015 that began with a stunning class victory at Rallye Monte-Carlo.

He fared less well in the rest of his WRC 2 programme, but his development continued with five WRC rallies at the wheel of a DS 3 World Rally Car - including a last-minute substitution for the injured Mads Østberg in Australia.

Starting 2016 with a new co-driver in Gabin Moreau, Lefebvre is one of a handful of drivers eager to prove themselves to Citroën driving a DS 3 World Rally Car under the Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team banner.

Fifth at Rallye Monte-Carlo was a decent start, but his season was interrupted by a serious crash at ADAC Rallye Deutschland, that left both men in hospital. Lefebvre recovered in time for Wales Rally GB, where he finished tenth, but Moreau missed the rest of the season.

Both received welcome good news later in the year when Citroën announced they would be part of its WRC line-up in 2017.

Rally Classification Co-driver Rank Points
Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC Gabin Moreau 9. 2+4
Rally Sweden WRC Gabin Moreau 8. 4
Rally Guanajuato México WRC Gabin Moreau 15. 0
Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse WRC Gabin Moreau 49. 0
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC Gabin Moreau 13. 0
ORLEN 74th Rally Poland WRC Gabin Moreau 5. 10+2
RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España WRC Gabin Moreau 6. 8
Kennards Hire Rally Australia WRC Gabin Moreau 16. 0

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