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89% Pole Position, 72% Race Wins, Three Seasons



89% Pole Position, 72% Race Wins, Three Seasons

Citroën has supported art for more than 95 years, and has worked with many artists, including Bernard Buffet, Victor Vasarely, Kojiro Imamura, César, and Bernard Rancillac.

Citroen participated in its last meeting of the World Touring Car Championship as the manufacturer's entry in Qatar, with Team Principal Yves Matton taking time to highlight his successes for three years.

Since joining the WTCC in early 2014, Citroen has enjoyed unprecedented success at one of the highest levels of car racing.

Initially entering a team of three cars for Yvan Muller, Jose Maria Lopez and Sebastien Loeb, the marque scored 17 victories in its first season of competition.


89% Pole Position, 72% Race Wins, Three Seasons

Extending a four-car team full time with Ma Qing Hua in 2015, Citroen did even better, with an incredible 21 wins of 24 races.

Even in 2016, with half the entries, there are still nine impressive victories for Citroen Racing, or 12 if you count the three independent victories taken by Sebastien Loeb Racing.

With impressive statistics, Matton was keen to highlight the brand's brilliant numbers as they set out to work on their new project at the World Rally Championship in 2017.


89% Pole Position, 72% Race Wins, Three Seasons

"This was the last appearance of the 'Red Army' in the WTCC of the FIA," Matton said. "I would like to thank all the team members for their commitment, their constant desire for improvement and their willingness to represent Citroen in what was a new discipline for the team.

"I am going to cite two figures to demonstrate the know-how of Citroen Racing: 89% of pole positions and 72% of the race wins in three seasons.

"Thanks also to Jose Maria Lopez and Yvan Muller. I have been fortunate to work with these two great champions, who are also great men.

"And I can not stop thinking about Sebastien Loeb and Ma Qing Hua, who also contributed so much to this success, which I will always remember as an incredible adventure for the people involved."

Citroën C-Elysees will continue to compete in the championship in 2017, with Sebastien Loeb Racing hoping to continue with the cars, as well as other equipment potentially taking on the chassis second-hand.

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