Citroen Sport has just announced that it will be entering two Xsara WRC cars in this year’s Network Q Rally of Great Britain (15-17 November), the final round of the 2002 World Rally Championship.
The Rally of Great Britain is one of the toughest events in the World Rally calendar with racing conditions often including rain, fog and mud. This will provide the Citroen Sport team with invaluable experience prior to its first full-blown assault on the Championship in 2003.
Rising star of the WRC scene, Sebastien Loeb, and co-driver Daniel Elena – winners of this year’s Deutschland Rally – will be joined by veteran driver Thomas Radstrom and his co-driver Denis Giraudet.
All of which comes hot on the heels of the news that Britain’s Colin McRae, the world’s most successful rally driver, will be joining Citroen Sport in 2003, bringing his knowledge and skill to a team eager to prove its Championship credentials.Published 11 October 2002