PSA Motorsport Director Jean-Marc Finot did not comment on the rumors about the budget cuts of the factory Citroen team, but assured that the company will definitely be in the WRC for at least another few years.
According to rumors, in 2018 the budget of the Citroen Racing will be reduced by 20% and start in the world rally championship, the team put up only two cars. In part, this may be due to purchasing the Opel brand, which cost the PSA Group is 2.2 billion euros.
“The Board of the PSA Group defined the strategy according to which each of our brands needs to be represented in only one discipline: Peugeot – rally-cross DS in Formula E, and Citroen in rally,” said Finot in an interview with Autosprint.
However on a direct question about the budget cuts and the number of cars in the WRC Finot not answered: “I can confirm that the plan is part of the Citroen in the rally will last for three years. We are satisfied with the investment returns and the level of technological development. Last season Citroen has won two of the rally. We are pleased with this result.”
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