SEBASTIEN LOEB, A NEW RICHARD MILLE PARTNER

Richard Mille is delighted to announce that rally driver Sébastien Loeb has joined the team of prestigious sports stars involved with the brand. In addition to this Frenchman’s huge talent – with 9 world championships under his belt! – Richard Mille was won over by his warm personality and down-to-earth approach.

At just 38 years old, Sébastien Loeb has already developed an exceptional career, with a record-breaking 9 world championship titles, 76 victories and 112 podium finishes in the World Rally Championships. Loyal to Citroën since his competitive debut, he is supported by a dedicated team who have shared his success for many years and his co-driver and friend Daniel Elena has played a role in all his victories from the outset. The pair’s brilliance and mutual understanding have enabled them to take podium after podium and go down in motor sport history. Sébastien Loeb is also renowned for his great versatility in motorsports, moving from dirt to road with extraordinary ease, as demonstrated by his magnificent second place in the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Team Pescarolo prototype.

Given these achievements, it would be easy for Sébastien Loeb to relax now but always looking for new challenges, he created Sébastien Loeb Racing in 2011, a motor racing team. The 2013 racing season will be intense for the team which steps into the FIA GT Series with two McLaren, MP4-12C GT3. Sébastien Loeb will also participate in the GT Sprint Series season on top of his partial rallying programme in WRC (4 rounds). This will open a new chapter in the motorsport career of this great champion, who is extremely popular with the general public.

Richard Mille is delighted to have Sébastien Loeb in its team alongside other famous sporting talents, especially as Loeb reflects the spirit of the ‘RM Family’ perfectly. This partnership also provides a further opportunity for Richard Mille to place its watches in extreme conditions and test their performance and resistance to impacts as well as comfort. Sébastien Loeb, like RM’s other sporting partners, will wear a Richard Mille watch on his wrist while competing, the first time being the Monte Carlo Rallye 16th to 19th of January. It is well-known that motorsports are one of Richard Mille’s greatest passions and a continuous source of inspiration. Sharing the design philosophy of today’s racing cars, RM watches are highly efficient, uncompromising and streamlined where function dictates form with no gimmicks.

Sébastien Loeb: a timeline

1974: Born in Haguenau, in the Bas-Rhin region of France

1995-1996: First steps in the “Junior Rally” competition

1997: Voted “Motorsports Hope of the Year”

1999: Wins “Citroën Saxo Kit Car” Trophy

2000: French two-wheel-drive Dirt Rally Champion

2001: French Champion and World Junior Super 1600 Champion

2002: First WRC victory

2003- 2005 and 2008: 3 times winner of the “Race of Champions”

9 World Rally Championships followed, with the same co-driver, Daniel Elena, for Citroën:

- 2004-2006: 3 titles driving a Xsara, 2nd in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2006

- 2007-2010: 4 titles driving a C4

- 2011-2012: 2 titles driving the new DS3

2013: Partial WRC programme with Monte Carlo, Sweden, Argentina and France

- GT Sprint Series

- FIA GT Series

For further information please contact:


Beatrice Giusti

Communications Director

Richard Mille Europe, Middle East & Africa Ltd.

http://www.richardmille.com/



About Richard Mille

High end Watch brand launched in 2001 by Richard Mille. Inspired by the aeronautical industry and F1 Grand Prix technology Richard Mille revolutionised traditional watch making methods through his vision of creating very innovative timepieces through the use of unique materials such as titanium and carbon fiber. 

Today some 100 points of sale and a growing network of exclusive boutiques retail these fine timepieces around the globe.

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High end Watch brand launched in 2001 by Richard Mille. Inspired by the aeronautical industry and F1 Grand Prix technology Richard Mille revolutionised traditional watch making methods through his vision of creating very innovative timepieces through the use of unique materials such as titanium and carbon fiber. Today some 100 points of sale and a growing network of exclusive boutiques retail these fine timepieces around the globe. LA MARQUE Prestigieuse marque de montres fondée en 2001 par Richard Mille. S’inspirant de l’industrie aéronautique, ainsi que de la technologie des Grands Prix de Formule 1, Richard Mille a revolutionné les méthodes traditionnelles de l’horlogerie par sa création extrêmement innovative des montres, par l’utilisation de matériaux uniques tels le titane ou la fibre de carbone. De nos jours il existe 100 points de vente et un réseau grandissant de Boutiques exclusives qui procurent ces pièces exquises à travers le monde.

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At just 38 years old, Sébastien Loeb has already developed an exceptional career, with a record-breaking 9 world championship titles, 76 victories and 112 podium finishes in the World Rally Championships.
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