Sébastien Loeb Racing could run three cars in 2016

Sébastien Loeb Racing confirmed they will continue their FIA World Touring Car Championship programme, running up to three cars next year, with a Citroën C-Elysée already assigned to Mehdi Bennani.

“Knowing that I am going to continue driving for Sébastien Loeb Racing before the season finale is excellent news, and shows I have full trust from the team,” said the Moroccan. “I thank all the people who made it possible for me to reach such a level, having such a strong support from the Moroccan people as well as His Majesty Mohammed IV is an immense honour, but also a huge responsibility.”

Bennani sets his aims high for the future: I have been the first driver from the Arabian world to race in the WTCC. I hope I will be the first to bring a world title home in this discipline. We work with that goal in mind.”

Besides Bennani, SLR also confirmed there will be an announcement in the coming weeks concerning a reinforced programme, which could include up to three cars.