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Citroën weighing up WTCC entry from 2014

Citroën has confirmed its continuation in the FIA World Rally Championship, though with a reduced programme for eight-time going on nine-times champion Sébastian Loeb, and has indicated they may enter the World Touring Car Championship as soon as 2014.

The French marque has said that they may enter the WTCC in 2014 or 2015, as a possible future programme for Sébastian Loeb, who tested a Chevrolet Cruze at Rockingham in August 2011.

“The role of brand ambassador for Citroën cannot be a passive one for someone as driven as Sébastien,” said Citroën Racing Team Principal Yves Matton. “This project would give him the opportunity to pursue his career in track racing with the support of the manufacturer with which he has worked since his competitive debut. For Citroën, the WTCC would enable us to showcase Créative Technologie in major markets, such as China and Brazil.”

“The final decision regarding this programme is linked to the changes in the FIA regulations and, obviously, the determination of our current and future partners to support us in this project,” added Matton at an announcement at the Paris Motor Show.