Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Muller joins Loeb at Citroen

Citroen Racing have bolstered their WTCC driver line up for 2014 by announcing the signing of soon-to-be four time champion Yvan Muller.

The Frenchman joins compatriot Sebastien Loeb in what promises to be one of the strongest driver pairings on the WTCC grid. Muller already has a BTCC crown and three WTCC titles to his name and he is almost certain to make that four by the end of the season after building up an unassailable lead in the points standings. Loeb meanwhile has a record nine WRC titles as well as holding the record for the most wins, podiums and points in rally's premier category.

There has also been talk of a third car for Citroen, with former F1 start Robert Kubica thought to be in the frame for a part time drive. Citroen Racing team principle Yves Matton stated earlier in the year that "If he was interested, we would certainly like to bring Kubica to at least one round next year."

Citroen are the first team to unveil their 2014 car and the third confirmed manufacturer after Honda and Lada. Other manufacturers such as SEAT, Renault and Subaru are also rumoured to be joining the field although nothing has been officially confirmed by those manufacturers as of yet.

The 2014 WTCC season will welcome a new set of regulations to make cars lighter, faster, more powerful and more aerodynamic.

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