Despite suggestions that a recent secret test by seven-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb could translate to a full-time move to the World Touring Car Championship, the Frenchman has scuppered any further rumours by re-signing with the Citroën WRC team until the end of the 2013 season.

The 37-year-old drove Yvan Muller’s RML Chevrolet Lacetti at Rockingham during a test session last weekend, sparking rumours that rallying’s highest-profile driver will leave the WRC and head to circuit racing.

But the announcement – along with vocal denials from Chevrolet themselves – has now tempered the rumours.

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.