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Citroen Confirms WTCC Entry in 2014

Citroen will be joining the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) starting 2014. The French company made it official today, adding that nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb is the first driver to sign with the new race team.
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“Competing in a category for the first time, starting from scratch, gives our division a superb challenge,” confirmed Yves Matton, Citroën Racing Team Principal.  “Having said that, we will be able to re-use a large part of our existing expertise, starting with the DS3 WRC’s 1.6-litre direct injection turbo engine. Work has already begun in our Versailles technical centre and is set to be stepped up in the coming weeks, with the first tests of our car and the start of our development programme to prepare for the 2014 season.”

Already familiar with Citroen race cars after several years spent with the French team in the World Rally Championship, Sebastien Loeb is already looking forward to WTCC success.

“First of all, I am pleased that this has been confirmed. It’s a bit of a dream to think that we are going to write a new chapter in our history. I can’t wait to get out on track in the car and start testing. I have used this transitional year to try out various experiences and to improve my track driving skills. I don’t expect to win straight away, but I am determined to get there one day,” he said.

Citroen Racing will be taking part in the entire 2014 WTCC season.


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