To celebrate yet another remarkable milestone WRC.com looks back at seven of the Citroen driver’s most memorable triumphs.
Winning the rally was impressive enough - but what was even more impressive was jumping straight into a private plane, changing overalls in the air, and landing at Le Mans in time to qualify his Pescarolo-Judd for the 24 Hours.
Not content with winning the rally, Loeb cleaned up on all 12 of the stages as well. “It was never my objective to win all the stages, but it’s a really nice record to have: especially in Corsica,” he said at the time.
A landmark among Loeb’s victories: the first win by a privateer team (he was being run by Kronos at the time) since Gianfranco Cunico on Rallye Sanremo in 1993.
Monte Carlo 2007
Loeb didn’t really get on with the new Citroen C4 at first, after so many successful years with the Xsara WRC and a four-rally absence. Despite that, he still won his first rally in it comfortably - battling the pain from his recently broken shoulder all the way.
Great Britain 2009
The pressure was really on for Loeb, as he had to beat Mikko Hirvonen to become world champion again. His performance over two stages on the second day, when he extended his lead from two seconds to 25 seconds, is the stuff of legends. He won the rally and another title.
This is probably the one that Loeb will most fondly remember: as well as winning the rally, he won his seventh crown after a superspecial run through the streets of his home town of Haguenau. It was “emotional”.
Finland is not where the eight-time champion feels confident - but he still beat all the locals to become the only non-Nordic driver ever to win Rally Finland twice. It’s one of the wins he feels most proud of.