Citroen to quit WRC or WTCC in 2017
Citroen will quit from either World Rally Championship or World Touring Car Championship in 2017, confirmed French manufacturer’s CEO Linda Jackson.
As she told to Autosport, plan is to focus at only one of the series, but decision which one is not yet made. Citroen dominated in the WRC since 2000 winning 17 driver and manufacturer titles, while in the WTCC was also dominant since entering the series in 2014.
“In 2016 we will compete in the WRC and WTCC, but for the 2017 we are reviewing our options. We still don’t know which one we’ll chose, but officialy we will be involved in only one discipline in 2017,” said Jackson telling that geographical location of the rallies and races could play vital role in making a decision, just as FIA’s decision which cars will compete in the WRC from 2017.
“We are looking for something with 12 or 13 races in the season, including China, which is very important for us as our primary market in a terms of sale. Budget is also very important as we want to go with same numbers or less,”concluded Citroen’s CEO.