8 Dec 2008

Citroen boss says Loeb is a genius

7:33 am on 8 December 2008

Citroen says Sebastien Loeb is the best racing driver the world - including Formula One - after his victory in the final stage of the Wales Rally GB.

Loeb had been hit by a 10 second jump start penalty, but fought back to beat Finland's Jari-Matti

Latvala by 2.7 seconds.

It's the first time the five time World Champion has won the British event, and the result also gives Citroen the World Manufacturers' title.

Citroen motorsport's boss Olivier Quesnel says his driver's a genius.

Quesnel says Loeb was really upset after incurring the penalty but instead of letting it show he just set out to make up the time.

He says there was no discussion and Loeb simply did the job, which is the real measure of a true champion.