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Ostberg gets full WRC2 season with Citroen

Mads Ostberg will contest a full schedule in WRC2 this season in a works-supported Citroen, despite the French manufacturer's exit from rallying's top level.

Top Stories of 2019, #7: Citroen quits amid WRC shake-up

In at number seven in our Top Stories countdown is Citroen's decision to quit the World Rally Championship, and the 2020 driver market madness that preceded its announcement.

Meeke considering retirement after losing Toyota drive

Kris Meeke could be close to announcing his retirement from rallying's top level after losing his Toyota WRC drive, speculation suggests.

Citroen open to making WRC car available to privateers

Citroen's C3 WRC will be available to buyers and the car could yet compete in the 2020 World Rally Championship, even though the manufacturer has withdrawn its works team.

Lappi shocked by Citroen's WRC withdrawal

Esapekka Lappi says he was shocked by the news of Citroen's withdrawal from the World Rally Championship - a move which leaves him out of work for the 2020 season.

Ogier opens up on why he decided to quit Citroen

Sebastien Ogier has opened up on his decision to leave Citroen's WRC team with a year to run on his contract.

Citroen boss explains reasons behind WRC exit

Citroen's World Rally Championship pull-out announcement had been anticipated for a week, and its statement pointed strongly towards Sebastien Ogier's decision to leave as the cause.

Citroen ends WRC programme, cites Ogier's exit as reason

Citroen has confirmed it will depart the WRC with immediate effect, stating Sebastien Ogier’s decision to move to Toyota left it with no alternative.

Citroen won't stay in WRC beyond 2021, PSA confirms

Amid doubts over Citroen's immediate WRC future, the manufacturer's parent company has confirmed to Motorsport.com that it will certainly not continue in the series beyond 2021.

Citroen could exit WRC amid PSA shake-up

Citroen’s future in the World Rally Championship is under review, with a departure from the series reckoned to be a strong possibility.

Ostberg's Citroen WRC outing called off with title decided

Mads Ostberg says Citroen has called off his planned World Rally Car outing on Rally Australia, as it was dependent on Sebastien Ogier retaining a shot at the 2019 title.

Citroen won't run overhauled aero in Rally Catalunya

Citroen will not use the radical World Rally Championship aero upgrades it recently tested on this week's Rally of Spain.

Citroen enters third car for Ostberg in Australia

Citroen has entered a third C3 WRC to be driven by Mads Ostberg for next month's season-closing Rally Australia in a potential boost to Sebastien Ogier's title hopes.

Radical Citroen aero overhaul revealed

Citroen has revealed the most radical aerodynamic updates seen since the start of the WRC's current era ahead of Rally Spain.

Ogier warns Citroen not to get complacent after 1-2

Rally Turkey winner Sebastien Ogier has urged his Citroen team to push for further developments and not be distracted by its first WRC one-two in four years.

Turkey WRC: Ogier reignites title hopes with win

Sebastien Ogier reignited his WRC title hopes by scoring his first win since March in Turkey, leading home a Citroen 1-2.

Turkey WRC: Ogier overhauls Lappi to take lead

Reigning World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier has edged into the lead of Rally Turkey, just two tenths of a second ahead of Citroen teammate Esapekka Lappi.

Turkey WRC: Ogier closes the gap on Lappi

Sebastien Ogier almost halved the advantage of Citroen WRC teammate Esapekka Lappi in the fight for the lead of Rally Turkey during Saturday morning's stages.

Turkey WRC: Citroen holds 1-2 after Friday stages

Esapekka Lappi has extended his Rally Turkey lead after a tough afternoon to 17.7 seconds over Citroen teammate and reigning World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier.

Turkey WRC: Lappi grabs the early advantage

Citroen WRC driver Esapekka Lappi has taken the lead of Rally Turkey by nine seconds after Friday morning’s loop.

Ogier confirms he will retire from WRC after 2020

Sebastien Ogier has confirmed he will depart the World Rally Championship at the end of next year.

Citroen will consider pulling Ogier out of Rally Italy

Citroen will consider pulling Sebastien Ogier out of Saturday’s Rally Italy stages if the French firm feels there’s nothing to gain from the C3 WRC running first on the road.

Italy WRC: Ogier holds slender 0.1s lead after Thursday

Citroen‘s Sebastien Ogier has established an early 0.1 second lead on the World Rally Championship Rally Italy over teammate Esapekka Lappi after the opening superspecial on Thursday night.

Ogier growing impatient for Citroen WRC upgrades

Defending World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier is pushing his Citroen team for what he sees as overdue changes to the C3 WRC.

Citroen boss still "trusts" Lappi after Argentina crash

Citroen insists it still 'trusts' its struggling WRC driver Esapekka Lappi after his Rally Argentina crash and he has its full backing.

Ogier: Corsica was a "real-life test" for Citroen

Five-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier has described last weekend's Tour of Corsica as a "real-life test" for his Citroen team, as the C3 WRC struggled on the asphalt.

Meeke apologises for “bad comments” about Citroen

Toyota WRC driver Kris Meeke has issued a public apology to Citroen for allegations that it had influenced a stage stoppage on Rally Mexico.

Mexico WRC: Ogier wins, Tanak beats Evans to second

Sebastien Ogier scored his second victory of the 2019 WRC season in Mexico, while points leader Ott Tanak overhauled Elfyn Evans on the final day of running to finish second.

Mexico WRC: Ogier edges ahead, Tanak closes on Evans

Sebastien Ogier increased his Rally Mexico lead further on Saturday afternoon, while second-placed Elfyn Evans came under intense pressure from a charging Ott Tanak.

Citroen denies trying to induce Mexico stage stoppage

Citroen WRC team principal Pierre Budar has denied allegations his squad manipulated red flag rules to force a stage cancellation to protect Sebastien Ogier's Rally Mexico victory bid.

Mexico WRC: Meeke thwarted by puncture after taking lead

Sebastien Ogier survived a chaotic Saturday morning to remain in the lead of Rally Mexico, the Citroen man retaking first place after briefly falling behind Kris Meeke.

Mexico WRC: Ogier extends lead, disaster strikes Hyundai

Sebastien Ogier leads Rally Mexico after Friday’s eight stages, as a disastrous day for Hyundai left Thierry Neuville the lowest placed WRC car and its other two cars retired.

"Dangerous" WRC jump criticised after stage cancellation

WRC crews were left fuming about a ‘dangerous’ jump in Thursday evening's opening stage of Rally Mexico, which had to be cancelled.

Ogier encouraged by Citroen's loose-surface speed

Sebastien Ogier says he can take confidence in the Citroen C3 WRC’s loose-surface ability despite his early retirement in last weekend's Rally Sweden.

Ogier has "nothing to play for" after Sweden crash

Sebastien Ogier will rejoin Rally Sweden on Saturday, but has admitted he has nothing to play for as he starts the weekend in 46th position after getting stuck in a snowbank.

Ogier felt "incredible relief" to win despite throttle drama

Citroen World Rally Championship driver Sebastien Ogier says his "relief was incredible" after he overcame a throttle-pedal issue to win the Monte Carlo Rally.

Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier beats Neuville in dramatic finish

Sebastien Ogier defeated Thierry Neuville in a breathtaking end to the 2019 World Rally Championship season-opening Monte Carlo Rally.

Monte Carlo WRC: Neuville sets up Ogier showdown

Thierry Neuville set up a tense finish to the 2019 World Rally Championship season-opening Monte Carlo Rally by taking time out of leader Sebastien Ogier on Sunday morning's two stages.

Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier stays ahead, Loeb takes third

Sebastien Ogier kept a chasing Thierry Neuville at bay during Saturday afternoon’s loop of Monte Carlo Rally stages, as Sebastien Loeb moved up into third place.

Monte Carlo WRC: Ogier leads as Mikkelsen, Evans crash out

World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier continues to hold Thierry Neuville at bay for the lead of the Monte Carlo Rally, edging out a 5.3s gap after Saturday’s first two stages.

Why Ogier's Citroen reunion won't be awkward Prime

Why Ogier's Citroen reunion won't be awkward

Sebastien Ogier is entering what he has already called the final act of his World Rally Championship career in familiar surroundings at Citroen. But things are set to be different this time around

Citroen: 2019 WRC season a must-win

Citroen team principal Pierre Budar has said his team "has to win" the 2019 World Rally Championship after acquiring six-time world champion Sebastien Ogier.

Ogier doesn't want "number one status" at Citroen

Six-time World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier says he is not interested in having "number one status" at his new Citroen team.

Ogier: Citroen must be "faster in more conditions"

Defending WRC champion Sebastien Ogier has urged Citroen to find consistency as he begins the pursuit of a seventh title in Monte Carlo this month.

Loeb left out as plans for third Citroen fall through

Sebastien Loeb will not compete in the World Rally Championship next season after Citroen failed to find agreement with sponsor Abu Dhabi to run a third C3 WRC.

Ogier convinced of Citroen's potential after comeback test

Sebastien Ogier says he can see potential with the Citroen C3 WRC after his first two days testing the car he will drive in next year’s World Rally Championship.

Ogier to start Citroen tests next week

Sebastien Ogier will begin testing his Citroen C3 WRC for the 2019 World Rally Championship in Portugal next week.

2019 FIA World Rally Championship launching at Autosport International
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2019 FIA World Rally Championship launching at Autosport International

All WRC manufacturer teams will launch their 2019 challengers on Saturday at the Autosport International show ahead of the opening round of the season in Monte Carlo. Drivers, co-drivers and team principals will be present.

Citroen could revive third car for Loeb/Breen

Citroen has reopened the door to running a third car in the 2019 World Rally Championship, meaning Sebastien Loeb or Craig Breen could remain in the line-up.

Meeke wasn't enjoying WRC in final Citroen years

Toyota's 2019 signing Kris Meeke says returning to the World Rally Championship service park in Spain last weekend made him realise he had not been enjoying the WRC in recent years.

Loeb admits win makes 2019 WRC campaign more tempting

Sebastien Loeb says his Rally Spain victory has made a 2019 World Rally Championship programme more tempting.

Catalunya WRC: Loeb fends off Ogier to win rally

Sebastien Loeb claimed an incredible first World Rally Championship win since 2013 on an unpredictable Rally Spain, as Sebastien Ogier moved into the lead of the title race.

Catalunya WRC: Loeb takes lead ahead of final stages

Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has taken a shock lead on Rally Spain ahead of the final loop, as Thierry Neuville closed to 3.8 seconds behind Sebastien Ogier.

How the WRC's stupid driver market played out Prime

How the WRC's stupid driver market played out

The silly season is more commonly associated with Formula 1 and MotoGP, but this year's WRC driver market has been explosive - some rumours were conjecture, others had more concrete foundations. What's more, is it's not finished yet.

Meeke agrees WRC return deal with Toyota

Kris Meeke will make a return to the World Rally Championship with Toyota next season.

Ogier gave Ford "ultimatum" before Citroen switch

Sebastien Ogier gave Ford an ultimatum to back M-Sport's World Rally Championship effort more, and its failure to do so prompted his decision to leave for Citroen.

Ogier: Citroen no longer "doing things by half"

Sebastien Ogier believes his 2019 employer Citroen is ready to do what is necessary to regain its World Rally Championship supremacy after a period of "doing things by half".

Citroen confirms Ogier's return for 2019 WRC

Citroen has confirmed Sebastien Ogier will return to the team to drive a C3 WRC in next year’s World Rally Championship.

Meeke on Toyota's radar for WRC 2019 return

Toyota team principal Tommi Makinen has discussed the potential for bringing Kris Meeke back to the World Rally Championship in a Yaris WRC next season.

Ogier set to return to Citroen for 2019

Sebastien Ogier looks increasingly likely to return to Citroen for the 2019 WRC season.