Meeke won’t lead every Citroen WRC entry, with drivers sharing
Citroen’s three drivers will share the rallies contested by the French manufacturer – with Kris Meeke likely to miss some DS 3 WRC competition in 2016.
While the French firm’s programme for this season has been decided, team principal Yves Matton would not disclose anything beyond next month’s Rally Sweden, or who would be driving for the team. Meeke, Craig Breen and Stephane Lefebvre will share seat time in the World Rally Championship this year.
“The idea is to give approximately an equal amount [of competition] to the three drivers,” said Matton. “I want to keep full flexibility and I don’t want to talk about who will drive on which rallies or which rallies we will compete on – just in case we make a change in our plans.
“What the drivers will do will be linked to our test programme as well. Kris will not do all of the rallies which we will do as a team.”
China is the only long-haul event that Citroen is believed to be considering this season, with European rounds favoured.