Francois Duval and Stephane Prevot Join Citroen For The 2005 World Rally Championship

For the 2005 season, Francois Duval and his co-driver Stephane Prevot are to join the 2004 World Rally Champions Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena at Citroën.

For the young Belgian driver, the move marks a return to his origins in the sport since he began his rallying career in 1999 with victory in Belgium's Citroën Saxo Challenge. After his first two complete seasons at World Rally Championship level, his record already features seven podium finishes.

It's also with Citroën that Stephane Prevot first competed as a co-driver, in the 1988 Citroën AX Challenge. Having sat alongside Bruno Thiry on a number of events, including notably the European Rally Championship driving a Citroën Xsara Kit Car, he has partnered Francois Duval in the World Rally Championship since 2003.

Total, Michelin, Magneti-Marelli, Kinetic, OZ, AIS and Citroën Financement are Citroën's partners in the FIA World Rally Championship.