Coulthard to test-drive rally car

David Coulthard has accepted an offer by World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb to take his championship car for a test drive.

The Frenchman extended the offer after the Race of Champions (RoC) at Wembley where he beat the now-retired Formula One (F1) star Coulthard in the final of the Champion of Champions event.

The victory over the Scot was Loeb's third RoC win in six years. He won races against World Touring Car (WTC) champion and fellow Frenchman Yvan Muller, F1 star Sebastian Vettel and three-time WTC title-holder Andy Priaulx to make it to the final.

Coulthard booked his place in the final after beating Irish Tarmac Rally driver Gareth MacHale, Drift champion Tanner Foust and NASCAR runner-up Carl Edwards.

After his victory Loeb, the five-time rally champion, said Coulthard can now drive his Citroen World Rally Car as he had recently enjoyed a test drive in Coulthard's Red Bull F1 car.

Loeb said: "If he wants, then for me it is no problem."

In response Coulthard said: "I would love to... but not in a forest because at the rate I've been crashing, it would make me clearly uncomfortable."

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