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 arrange for brand spanking new rules, a PSA Motorsport spokesperson has showed it gained’t input the collection’ subsequent technology.
“PSA Motorsport has showed Peugeot’s International Staying power Championship programme,” mentioned the spokesperson. “Our Components E dedication [with DS] will proceed and we can no longer run 3 electric-hybrid programmes. Citroen may not be in WRC from 2022, that is certain.
“For what occurs now, there is not any extra information. We wait and notice.
“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 driving 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 can come again to you very quickly.”
The inside track that Citroen can be long gone via 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 is still noticed whether or not Citroen’s global championship departure comes subsequent month or in two years, the 3 final WRC producers are all actively operating against 2022 and hybrid.
Company rules are anticipated from the FIA via the tip of subsequent month.