The WRC will make the transfer to hybrid equipment for 2022 – however whilst Citroen has up to now taken a sabbatical from the WRC to organize for brand new rules, a PSA Motorsport spokesperson has showed it received’t input the sequence’ subsequent era.
“PSA Motorsport has showed Peugeot’s Global Staying power Championship programme,” mentioned the spokesperson. “Our System E dedication [with DS] will proceed and we will be able to now not run 3 electric-hybrid programmes. Citroen might not be in WRC from 2022, that is positive.
“For what occurs now, there is not any extra information. We wait and spot. It’s positive that Citroen’s buyer programme with the C3 R5 will proceed.”
PSA showed to Motorsport.com previous on Friday that it was once in negotiation with lead motive force Sebastien Ogier.
The spokesperson added: “In regards to the WRC, there are certainly discussions with Sebastien Ogier about his participation in 2020.
“At this level, to say the other speculation can be hypothesis. We will be able to come again to you very quickly.”
The inside track that Citroen might be long gone through the top of 2021 at the newest will ascertain the corporate – and PSA’s – longest time clear of the highest tier of the WRC since 1986, when Citroen canned its Workforce B BX 4TC and Peugeot’s 205 T16 E2 was once misplaced to the transfer to Workforce A.
Whilst it is still observed whether or not Citroen’s international championship departure comes subsequent month or in two years, the 3 closing WRC producers are all actively running against 2022 and hybrid laws.
Company rules are anticipated from the FIA through the top of subsequent month.