Citroen stars – and boss – for Con­droz

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Citroen driv­ers Craig Breen, Stephane Le­feb­vre and boss Yves Mat­ton will all con­test this week­end’s Con­droz Rally in Bel­gium.

Breen and Le­feb­vre will drive DS 3 R5s while their boss takes a C4 WRC ver­sion to the Huy-based event.

The change­able weather con­di­tions – with ice fre­quently mak­ing the as­phalt stages a sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenge – of­fer Citroen’s two ju­nior driv­ers more ex­pe­ri­ence of slip­pery as­phalt ahead of Jan­uary’s Monte Carlo.

“I don’t say this will be a Monte Carlo test,” said Mat­ton, “but it does of­fer some tricky con­di­tions. It will be in­ter­est­ing for them.”

Mat­ton, who will be co-driven by nine-time world cham­pion Daniel Elena, ad­mit­ted he was hop­ing for a re­peat of his 2013 podium.

“That’s the tar­get,” he said. “It’s good be­cause they don’t al­low the pri­or­ity driv­ers to take the [two-litre] World Rally Cars, they’re only for the gen­tle­men driv­ers!”

Mat­ton will tackle Con­droz

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