Originally a gymnast, Loeb switched to rallying in 1995 and won the Junior World Rally Championship in 2001. Signed by the Citroën factory team for the 2002 season, he and co-driver Daniel Elena took their debut WRC win that same year at the Rallye Deutschland. After finishing runner-up to Petter Solberg by one point in 2003, Loeb took his first drivers' title in 2004. Continuing with Citroën, he went on to take a record ninth consecutive world title in 2012. Loeb is a tarmac expert, having won all but three WRC rallies on that surface since 2005.
Loeb began his 2012 season by beating Mini's Dani Sordo to a record sixth win in the Monte Carlo Rally. He also secured the maximum points by recording the fastest time for the power stage. In Sweden, after hitting a snowbank on stage seven, Loeb was forced out of the fight for the number one spot. He finished sixth and gained three extra points by again winning the power stage. Loeb took his second victory of the season at the Rally Mexico, ahead of his new teammate Mikko Hirvonen. In Portugal, he crashed out from third place on the night stages of the first day, after misunderstanding a pacenote. The Rally Argentina was dominated by the Citroëns and Loeb drove to his 70th WRC victory. At the Acropolis Rally in Greece, he cruised to an easy win after Ford's Jari-Matti Latvala and Petter Solberg ran into several problems and dropped out of contention.
In July, Loeb debuted in the X Games in Los Angeles, facing his old rival Marcus Grönholm. Grönholm was hospitalised due to an accident in practice, and Loeb won the rallycross gold medal well ahead of Ken Block.He went on to continue his WRC win streak in New Zealand and in Finland, where he edged out Hirvonen to take his third win in the event. This marked the fourth double win in a row for the Citroën duo. After beating Latvala to the win in Germany, Loeb finished second to the Finn at the Wales Rally GB, after a tight battle for the position with Solberg.
EESTI KROON võeti kasutusele Nõukogude Liidus kehtinud rubla asemel 1992 a. Üks kroon jagunes sajaks sendiks. Rahatähed kujundasid Urmas Ploomipuu ja Vladimir Taiger, kes võitsid vastava konkursi. Kupüüride esiküljel on kujutatud mõnda Eesti kultuuritegelast ning tagaküljel eestlastele olulist paika või sümbolit. Kuni 1994. a emiteeritud kupüüride mõõtmed on 140 × 70 mm, hilisemad olid millimeeter kitsamad. Kasutusel oli kaheksa nominaali: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 ja 500. Esimesed rahatähed trükiti 1991. a. Suurbritannia rahatrükikojas Thomas De La Rue and Company Ltd. Erinevatel aastatel väljaantud rahatähtede turvamärke ja kujundust on täiustatud, kuid üldine kujundus on jäänud samaks. Eestis oli kroon kasutusel ka aastatel 1928 – 1940, mil see asendati rublaga. Seepärast oli 1992. a. Eesti krooni teine tulek.
ESTONIAN KROON (English: crown) was reintroduced as Estonia's currency in 1992, replacing the Soviet ruble. One kroon was subdivided into 100 cents. The banknotes were designed by Urmas Ploomipuu and Vladimir Taiger, who win public competition. On the front side of the banknotes are depicted famous people who have contributed most to Estonian culture. On the back side of notes one can see place or symbol important for Estonians. Until 1994 the size of banknotes was 140 x 70 mm and later 140 x 69 mm.