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“Our matrix organisation will allow our motorsport experts to showcase their talent in the sporting disciplines of the championships in which the brands of our Group are engaged,” Jean Marc Finot, director of PSA Motorsport, added.

He ultimately finished third in the drivers’ championship, behind Tanak and Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville. "I read the rumours, but I was expecting it to be more related to Seb, to be honest," Lappi told Motorsport.com.

Citroen CEO Linda Jackson was more expansive, explaining that the French marque would continue to supply R5-spec C3s for customer programs in WRC.

While Ogier is widely expected to move to Toyota, his 2019 team-mate Esapekka Lappi’s future is far less certain. Thread starter Paul Jeffrey; Start date Nov 20, 2019; Tags citroen world rally championship wrc; Prev.

"If you just look at the season which ended I'm not the strongest guy to get it in terms of results and overall results, but anyway we will fight and will fight hard.".

pic.twitter.com/q9B8HbIuPe, — Esapekka Lappi Rally (@EsapekkaLappi) November 20, 2019. I thought something was weird. “Citroen decided to withdraw from its WRC programme in 2020 due to the absence of a first-class driver available for 2020 season,” read a statement from Citroen Racing. I’m not going to lie, this is very bad news for me, for us and whole rally family. Citroen’s sister company within the PSA group Peugeot has also announced its plans to enter the World Endurance Champion’s new Hypercar category in 2022.

Citroen’s decision comes after sister manufacturer Peugeot announced its return to the top class of the World Endurance Championship.

"Obviously you saw the aero update which was working very well – for sure it would have helped a lot on the fast stages and fast rallies. For support, please contact [email protected]. A statement from Citroen Racing said, "Citroen decided to withdraw from its WRC programme in 2020 due to the absence of a first-class driver available for 2020 season." In any event, Citroen’s program in the top class of WRC will be shuttered. Not much time but I have a good and strong team around me. Next Last. "Like we saw when I got the diffs I wanted [this season] it all clicked on gravel.

Ogier returned to Citroen at the start of 2019 on a two-year deal but the six-time world champion has withdrawn from racing at the end of this season. “Our decision to leave the WRC programme at the end of 2019 is motivated by the choice of Sebastien Ogier leaving Citroen Racing.

“Building on the experience and the competencies of PSA Motorsport teams, Citroen customer competition activity will be reinforced in 2020, with a support and an amplified commitment towards C3 R5 customers throughout the world.”.

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