Citroen follow Ford with WRC commitment
- 30th July 2009, 7:42pm
Having racked up an impressive total of four manufacturersâ€™ titles, five driversâ€™ world championships and 58 victories, CitroÃ«n will continue its participation in the FIA World Rally Championship for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
CitroÃ«n, which is currently leading the manufacturersâ€™ standings, today confirms that it will enter the FIA World Rally Championship for the next two years (2010 and 2011).
World rallying forms an inherent part of CitroÃ«nâ€™s DNA, allowing the company to showcase its principle of Creative Technology.
The teamâ€™s crews have demonstrated CitroÃ«nâ€™s performance, quality and desire to succeed all over the roads and special stages of the world.
Olivier Quesnel, the director of CitroÃ«n Racing, said: â€œIn the current tricky financial climate, it is important to keep on expressing ourselves through motorsport and through the victories of our teams and cars. The FIA World Rally Championship, where the costs remain contained, is an excellent promotional vehicle. Citroen Racing is delighted by the trust that has been placed in us by CitroÃ«nâ€™s board of directors and the PSA Group.â€
He added: â€œWe are currently working with our existing driver line-up to renew their contracts. I am confident that Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo will be continuing their adventure with CitroÃ«n Racing into the future.â€
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