In Competition: Citroën will not contest the WRC in 2016 and again in 2017; it will leave the WTCC

confirmed the worst predictions. Citroën Racing leave for a year, the World Rally championship, at least of official way in 2016, before returning in 2017 with a new car adapted to the regulation that will enter into force in that season. Meanwhile, the French house will continue one more year in the World of passenger Cars, although with a small team before the march of Sébastien Loeb, before leaving it in 2017.

According to the press release published this afternoon by Citroën, Loeb will focus on its assault on the Dakar together with Peugeot Sport in 2016, aside from their adventure in cars. In the event of Eurosport Events Citroen will close his tour with a team official just two C-Elysée, driven into this last season for Jose Maria Lopez and Yvan Muller, who faced doubts about its continuity in the championship.

today’s announcement confirms that Citroen will return to rallying in 2017, but how? Nothing is said of the model to employ, despite the fact that AUTOhebdo reported last week that already have devised a C3 WRC, or what is going to happen with their drivers, but the careful wording of the press release leaves the door open to a possible team semi-official, as happened with Kronos in 2006.

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