Ma secures full-time Citroen WTCC drive for 2015

Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will complete the full 2015 World Touring Car Championship with Citroen, the French marque has announced.

Ma made his WTCC debut with the works Citroen team last year, but only took part in five meetings with the C-Elysee WTCC car.

His performances were impressive, however, and he took a reversed-win victory in Moscow. He also secured a podium finish in his home race.

Now the Chinese driver has secured a drive to complete the whole season alongside Jose Maria Lopez, Sebastien Loeb and Yvan Muller.

"I'm really happy to be carrying on with Citroen," said Ma. "As soon as I arrived in the team, I felt like part of a family.

"I have learnt a huge amount with Citroen Racing and through the other drivers. Competing in every round of the championship marks a new stage in my career. I know that Citroen are counting on me, and I promise to give it my all."

Team boss Yves Matton added: "Our decision to go with Ma Qing Hua was vindicated in his second race, in Russia, which he won.

"We hope to build on the experience he has gleaned from his first five meetings with a full racing programme in 2015."

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Series WTCC
Drivers Sébastien Loeb , Yvan Muller , Jose Maria Lopez , Ma Qing Hua , Yves Matton
Article type Breaking news
Tags citroen