Citroën Racing ends WRC involvement

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Citroën Racing has taken the decision to pull out of the World Rally Championship. The team had committed its two C3 WRCs and crews to a two-year deal but has been left without a driver following Sebastien Ogier’s departure.

Building on the experience and the competencies of PSA Motorsport teams, Citroën has pledged to reinforce customer competition activity in 2020, with support for C3 R5 customers.

Linda Jackson, Citroën CEO, said, “Following Sébastien Ogier’s choice to retire from WRC in 2019, Citroën Racing has also made the decision to depart from the program as early as end of 2019.

“We obviously have not wished this situation, but we could not imagine a 2020 season without Sébastien. A part of Citroën’s DNA is intimately linked with rallying and we are proud to be one of the most titled brands in WRC History with 102 victories and 8 manufacturer titles.”

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