Defending World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb says he is as hungry and motivated as ever to fight for a seventh consecutive FIA drivers' title this year - a feat which would smash the record he currently holds.
The Frenchman, 35, underlined his intentions in an EXCLUSIVE interview with wrc.com about the forthcoming 13 round season, his team-mates, rivals and his preparations for the switch to Citroen's DS3 S2000 in 2011.
Asked about his motivation to fight for a seventh title, Loeb said: "I am hungry. And the day when I am not motivated anymore I will have to stop. At the moment the motivation is still the same and I will do everything I can to try and win the championship. I will take it like I always do - one rally after another. First I have to concentrate on Sweden. Then we'll see how we go."
Loeb also revealed that he had tested Citroen's 2011 replacement for the C4 WRC - the DS3 S2000 -
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in France this week, and that while he felt Mikko Hirvonen would remain his chief title rival in 2010, his team-mate Dani Sordo could also be a force to be reckoned with. "Now we're at the start of a new season there will be no orders. If Dani's able to win he will win. No problem," he said.
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