WTCC - Sebastien Loeb spearheads 2014 Citroen campaign

Citroen have announced that nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb will join their team in the WTCC for next season.

WTCC - Sebastien Loeb spearheads 2014 Citroen campaign

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Sebastien Loeb

It will be Citroen’s first ever commitment in a world racing championship after having won eight WRC Manufacturers titles.

Loeb has made no secret of his enthusiasm for taking on the challenge of competing in the WTCC in the next campaign.

“It’s a bit of a dream to think that we are going to write a new chapter in our history,” he said. “I can’t wait to get out on track in the car and start testing.

“I have used this transitional year to try out various experiences and to improve my track driving skills. I don’t expect to win straight away, but I am determined to get there one day.”

Olivier Fisch, Managing Director Eurosport Events, said: “We are honoured that a major car manufacturer like Citroen and a motorsport superstar like Sebastien Loeb have chosen WTCC to continue their cooperation after winning so many World Rally titles.

“This is an exceptional reward for all the efforts Eurosport Events is putting in to organize and promote the championship.”

WTCC General Manager Marcello Lotti added: “The addition of the pair formed by Citroen and Sebastien Loeb is a big boost for WTCC on the eve of a technical evolution.

“We are confident that their arrival joint to the new generations of racing cars will contribute to further enhance the championship’s popularity and visibility worldwide.”

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