Citroen explains why Abu Dhabi backing for third WRC car was lost


in a deal that has involved Khalid Al-Qassimi contesting partial campaigns in one of its World Rally Cars.

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Abu Dhabi has been one of the primary backers of Citroen’s WRC effort since 2013, in a deal that has involved Khalid Al-Qassimi contesting partial campaigns in one of its World Rally Cars.

Citroen had signed WRC champion Sebastien Ogier from M-Sport and Esapekka Lappi from Toyota as its main 2019 line-up, but the continuation of the Abu Dhabi deal was crucial to its hopes of running a third car.

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“The relationship stopped after six years because Abu Dhabi Racing and its government have to do some study on what is going on in their investment,” Budar told Autosport.

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  • Publisher: Autosport.com
  • Author: David Evans
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