Citroen quits World Rally Championship

Citroen World Rally Car
Citroen World Rally Car

Citroen Racing has announced it will quit the World Rally Championship – stating Sebastien Ogier's decision to move to Toyota left it with no alternative.

The firm announced its decision on Wednesday, confirming mounting speculation of a withdrawal.

Ogier and team-mate Esapekka Lappi had a year left to run on their contracts, but the six-time world champion's decision to walk away after a difficult season aboard the C3 WRC left Citroen with no lead driver.

A statement from Citroen Racing said: "Citroen decided to withdraw from its WRC program in 2020 due to the absence of a first-class driver available for 2020 season."

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