Amid doubts over Citroen’s fast Global Rally Championship long term, the producer’s mother or father corporate has showed to Motorsport.com that it is going to under no circumstances proceed in WRC past 2021.
The WRC will make the transfer to hybrid equipment for 2022 – however whilst Citroen has prior to now taken a sabbatical from the WRC to organize for brand spanking new laws, 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 can now not run 3 electric-hybrid programmes. Citroen is probably not in WRC from 2022, that is certain.
“For what occurs now, there’s no extra information. We wait and spot.
“It’s certain 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 degree, to say the other speculation can be hypothesis. We will be able to come again to you very quickly.”
The inside track that Citroen shall be long gone by way of the tip of 2021 at the most recent will verify the corporate – and PSA’s – longest time clear of the highest tier of the WRC since 1986, when Citroen canned its Staff B BX 4TC and Peugeot’s 205 T16 E2 was once misplaced to the transfer to Staff A.
Whilst it continues to be noticed whether or not Citroen’s international championship departure comes subsequent month or in two years, the 3 last WRC producers are all actively operating against 2022 and hybrid.
Company laws are anticipated from the FIA by way of the tip of subsequent month.