Pierre-Louis Loubet Announces 2024 Plans

January 15, 2024Joe Moore

Pierre-Louis Loubet has announced his plans for the 2024 WRC season. Find them out below. 

Moving Down To WRC2 

Pierre-Louis Loubet has been moved down to the WRC2 class for the 2024 season. This comes after he had a very disappointing 2023 season with M-Sport. Out of the 12 events Loubet contested, he only finished 5 events without restarting. Loubet didn’t really have any standout moments in 2023. He had a decent showing in 2022, which is why he got a full-time drive last season. However, between the reliability of the Puma Rally1 and Loubet making mistakes he didn’t have the best season. 

Joining Skoda 

Pierre-Louis Loubet will drive a Skoda Fabia Rally2 for the 2024 WRC2 season. Loubet is hoping this step down will help him find what got him a top-level drive in the first place. Loubet won the 2019 WRC2 championship before joining 2C competition for the 2020 season and getting a drive in a Hyundai i20 WRC. The Frenchman spent two seasons with 2C, only managing two top-10 finishes. Loubet has the talent to be a top-level driver, he just hasn’t found much luck.
Loubet will be joined by Oliver Solberg and Gus Greensmith. Both Solberg and Greensmith have previously driven Rally1 cars. Greensmith was Loubet’s teammate in 2022 and Solberg drove for Hyundai. Both Solberg and Greensmith were moved down to WRC2 after the 2022 season for the same reasons as Loubet. Nevertheless, all three should be good drivers for Skoda and should give them a good chance at winning another championship. 

What Events Will Loubet Do?

The full list of events that Pierre-Louis Loubet will compete at is unknown currently. Loubet won’t contest Rallye Monte-Carlo later this month. He is expected to make his season debut at Rally Sweden however. From there he will likely contest one or both of Rally Italia Sardegna and Rally Vodafone De Portugal.