Nine-time World Rally champion Sebastien Loeb has parted company with Citroen after 15 years with the French manufacturer. Loeb has been confirmed as a Peugeot Sport driver for 2016 and he will begin his program with his maiden Dakar outing.
Loeb, who won 78 WRC events in his time with Citroen, said: “This marks the end of one chapter for me, but what I want to focus on today is my satisfaction at having participated in Citroen’s success in the WRC and WTCC. Apart from the figures and the records, we have shared some magnificent experiences together. I’ll miss their hunger for success and limitless motivation, but I won’t be far away – I’m staying within the PSA Peugeot Citroen group to take on a new challenge.”
“I will need time to learn and that’s what I have been doing during recent testing and on last month’s Rallye du Maroc. I am delighted to be able to build on my experience with Groupe PSA.”
Citroen CEO Linda Jackson thanked Loeb for the success he helped bring to Versailles.
“In the last fifteen years, Sebastien Loeb and Citroen have made history together,” she said. “It has been an absolutely incredible period that will leaving a lasting mark in the world of motorsport. We would like to thank him for all these wins, titles and records, which have helped to renew the brand and boost its international reputation.