French squad confirms it will compete in 2010 and 2011
30 July 2009

Citroen has confirmed it will continue to enter the WRC for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

The WRC has been plagued by manufacturers pulling out in recent years, with Subaru and Mitsubishi being two of the high-profile casualties.

Citroen has said the WRC remains a core part of its business as a showcase of its ‘Creative Technologie’ brand values.

Olivier Quesnel, director of Citroen Racing, said, ‘In the current difficult 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 for the company. Citroen Racing is delighted by the trust that has been placed in us by Citroen’s board of directors and the PSA Group.

”We 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 Citroen Racing into the future.”

The news is a further boost for the WRC; earlier this week, Ford reaffirmed its commitment to the series for 2010 and 2011.

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