Sebastien Loeb says he has not finished with circuit racing despite the loss of his Toro Rosso Formula 1 chance, and could still be part of Peugeot's Le Mans program.
The five times World Rally Champion – who is fighting to secure a sixth title in Wales this weekend – confirmed that he had received an offer from Toro Rosso to race in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but could not take it up as the FIA deemed him ineligible for a superlicense. But he plans to continue testing the Peugeot 908 LMP1 car with a view to racing at Le Mans again.
"I test the Peugeot again at the end of this season and so we will see how this goes," Loeb told AUTOSPORT. "Then we will see if I go back to Le Mans again."
Loeb has had several test outings in the Peugeot 908 and took a podium finish at Le Mans when racing for Peugeot in 2006. He underlined that the F1 opportunity in Abu Dhabi had only ever been intended as a one-off.
"There are no plans for next year, it was just for this one [race]," said Loeb. "It was just for fun. I had no ambition with this race or anything like that."
The Frenchman added that re-signing for another WRC season with Citroen was now a formality.
"I have the agreement," Loeb said. "Not yet [signed], but it's just time. I'm here [in the WRC] next year."