The opening round of 16 battle sees the nine-time world champion and top seed Loeb, taking on England's only world champion and main draw qualifier, Richard Burns.
Voting is open for 24 hours, closing at 10:00 CET on Thursday 9 April. The Round of 16 results will be revealed on Saturday 18 April, at the completion of the round.
Manufacturers: Citroën, Hyundai
WRC starts: 179*
WRC titles: 9*
WRC wins: 79*
WRC podiums: 118
Sébastien Loeb’s WRC career is second to none. He rewrote the record books by winning a remarkable nine consecutive world titles and 79 rally victories – all with Citroën. It’s an astonishing achievement for a man who only claimed his first world crown aged 30 and who remains a WRC frontrunner at the age of 46.
Manufacturers: Subaru, Mitsubishi, Peugeot
WRC starts: 104
WRC titles: 1
WRC wins: 10
WRC podiums: 34
Richard Burns and Colin McRae flew the British flag at the top of the WRC in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In contrast to the ebullient McRae, Burns was patient and thoughtful behind the wheel. His approach paid off when he outgunned the Scot to lift the 2001 title. He won 10 WRC events before, cruelly, a brain tumour took him away from us.