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Sebastian Loeb Returns to the 2019 World Rally Championship
Image Source The French driver Sebastian Loeb, 9 times WRC champion returns in the 2019 season to the category of the Hyundai i20 WRC team. The Frenchman who will only play 6 races of the 14th of the 2019 calendar of the World Rally Championship, will return to the category as he did in the 2018 season, but only participated in 3 rallies with the Citroen team. After a number of rumors that Loeb would return to the championship in 2019 with Citroen, it was a surprise and it was announced that the driver would run a total of 6 races, but with the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, starting with the championship rally in Monte Carlo, which will take place from January 24 to 27 and will be the opening competition of the season. The Frenchman will have as teammates the Belgian Thierry Neuville and the Finn Andreas Mikkelsen, who will contest the totality of the dates of the world championship. The Spanish driver Dani Sordo will also be at Hyundai with a limited program, The 9-time WRC champion will test the i20 Coupe WRC a few hours after finishing his participation in the Dakar Rally, to which the team gave a statement in which they stated that they were not worried that Loeb did not have many tests, as they relied on the talent and mainly in the experience of the French in the rallies that will dispute in 2019 in the championship. Both the team, Loeb, and their colleagues do not doubt Loeb's ability, and believe that in some of the 6 races this year he will get the victory, as well as help in the development and improvement of his new team's car. Here the statements of the team: "He has a lot of experience in this rally, he has won many times and he has always been competitive there, his lack of time with the car will not be a problem". "Sebastien comes to the team with his experience, his confidence and his competitiveness, this will help everyone." Image Source Loeb statistics in the WRC Name: Sébastien Loeb Nationality: French Birth: February 26, 1974 (44 years old), France Haguenau, Alsace Years in active: 1997 - present World Championships: 9 (WRC), 1 (JWRC) First race: Rally Critérium des Cévennes of 1997 First victory: Rally of Germany of 2002 Last victory: Catalonia Rally of 2018 Last race: Catalonia Rally of 2018 Teams: Citroën World Rally Team Car: Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën C3 WRC Years: 2001-2015, 2018 Victories: 79 Podiums: 116 Scratch: 909 Titles: 9 (2004-2012) Image Source Information of the Rally of Monte Carlo 2019. Round 1 of 14 at the 2019 World Rally Championship. Host country: Monaco / France Rally base: Gap, Hautes-Alpes date: corren24 - 27 January 2019 Start Location: Casino Square, Monaco Finish: Casino Square, Monaco Stages: 16 (322.81 km, 200.58 miles) Surface: Asphalt and snow Image Source On the other hand, Sebastian will play before the WRC dates already mentioned in this article, will run in the 2019 Dakar Rally with the private Peugeot 3008 DKR. Loeb will be one of the rivals to beat, together with Carlos Sainz, who will lead the Mini team, and for his compatriots, Stéphane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres, who will drive a buggy similar to the Spanish one. The 2019 Dakar Rally will be the forty-first edition of the rally raid race. It will take place from January 6 to January 17, 2019, for 11 consecutive times in our continent, mainly in South America. The 2019 edition will be given 100% in Peru, starting in Lima and closing in the same location. Information about the Dakar rally 2019. Category: Rally raid Date: 6 Jan 2019 - Jan 17 2019 Location: Peru Scope: International Surface: Earth and sand Sections: 10 Timeline: Dakar Rally of 2019 Image Source UNTIL A NEXT OPPORTUNITY! Without more to say, says goodbye to you @franz54. Best regards!Happy New Year 2019 for everyone in the community. Source
If the CEO of Scorum does not care about harassment within the community, it is for one of two reasons.Harassment is acceptable on Scorum.There is nothing he can do that would not ruin the platforms image.What does this mean? As I have said many times, Scorum is a house built on the side of a hill, it's foundation is weak. This is not much more than a Steemit copy-cat that has been expanded upon. Recent events have only verified my claims. Fairness and equality do not matter here. Harassment and bullying are perfectly acceptable, apparently. SP (Scorum Power) matters so much more than reputation. If there is a bad actor Scorum is not about to step in for the risk of destroying the illusion of decentralization. My recommendation is to abuse this platform until the team behind it is forced to make changes, otherwise they won't be so willing. Their current focus is on personal gain rather than creating a revolutionary sports media platform. Like I said, Scorum has a limited future because it was designed poorly, the inability to punish bad actors is only one example of the many problems that will be faced. As the platform grows in popularity a bottle-neck will be reached the rewards pool will be insufficient. Early investors will profit, sure, as long as they hop off this train before it derails. The only reason ad-revenue will be generated is because of the users, yet Scorum want's to only pay the community 40%? There is nothing proprietary here, everything is copy and paste, the large sum of revenue is a sign that they are not confident that Scorum will be able to pull in major advertisers. There is not a single visionary on the team, at least not one that is willing to speak up and not only did they fail to generate resources from the ico, they will fail to sustain the rewards pool. Like with Steem-based apps, user-retention will be a major problem. Many people here today will not be here a year from now after they withdraw their tokens. New users will have a difficult time because the rewards pool will not be able to sustain the demand for rewards. In the not-so-distant future you will see Scorum being marketed differently, because this won't be a sports media platform that is able to pay millions of users. The current stakeholders will rule the platform. If they leave they won't be so motivated to return once they find out that life on Scorum is not the same without SP. And how many witnesses are controlled by the team itself? This is probably a centralized platform, no transparency. You won't see @nhl calling out Scorum for "abusing the rewards pool using multiple accounts" even though that is actually a real possibility. It is already known that multiple team members are "witnesses", the question is how many witnesses are really controlled by the Scorum team? And don't worry Vlad, I'm aiming higher than sports media, however indirectly you will be effected. This is my final blog post.