The facilities of Sébastien Loeb’s rallycross team went up in smoke this Friday.
This is a huge blow for Sébastien Loeb and his collaborators. Engaged in rallycross in the world championship which this week stops at Lydden Hill, in Kent, the Alsatian driver saw the installations of his team and his electric Lancia Delta go up in smoke this Friday morning.
A huge blow for the @FIAWorldRX community as fire caught on in Special ONE Racing’s team area in Lydden Hill.
All gone, including the Lancia Delta evo RX1e cars. Absolutely heartbreaking 💔
— Emil Grintal (@EmilGrintal) July 21, 2023
If help intervened quickly, the Special One Racing Team lost its vehicles and all of its equipment in the flames. ” The first essential news was to know that no member of the team was injuredsays Sébastien Loeb. All my thoughts go out to the team who are working on this project with such determination and who have seen it all go up in smoke. »
After the fire that broke out, the first essential news was to know that no member of the team @sp1racing was injured 🙌🏻 All my thoughts go out to the team who are working on this project with such determination and who have seen it all go up in smoke… pic.twitter.com/oLLp9OxUuB
— Sébastien Loeb (@SebastienLoeb) July 21, 2023
The origin of the fire is not yet known. For the nine-time WRC world rally champion and his teammate Guerlain Chicherit, this disaster could mean the end of the season, pure and simple. Difficult indeed to start again this year when everything is to be rebuilt.