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Naga Royal Guard
11-05-2004, 09:47 PM
From Today's Just-Auto:<p>TOUGH NEW CAR MARKET PROMPTS PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN TO PULL OUT OF WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP<p>Citing tougher conditions in the car market, PSA Peugeot-Citroen on Thursday said it would pull out of the World Rally Championship and review its participation in motor sports in 2005, with a view to enabling the group to significantly cut its sports budgets.<p>The French car maker has won five manufacturers titles and three drivers titles in five consecutive years.<p>These results reflect the diligent, passionate determination of each marque, backed by a substantial financial commitment to motor sports competition [and] Peugeot and Citron will remain strongly committed to the World Rally Championship in 2005, the company said in a statement.<p>However, PSA Peugeot Citron has decided that the marques will no longer take part in the WRC beyond that date. <p>posted by Santeno<p><br><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=rumor&action=display&num=1099584552" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.proboards2....84552</A><br>

Bass-o-Matic
12-22-2004, 01:10 PM
Here's GM's chance to intro the Chevrolet brand in other markets.

zwei Biere bitte
12-22-2004, 03:32 PM
That sucks... Maybe they can put the money into Formula 1 to replace Jaguar <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>BTW, isn't Mitsubishi pulling out as well?

Snake Vargas
12-22-2004, 04:59 PM
Don't know about Mitsubishi.<p>But I doubt PSA will put their money elsewhere, least of all F1 - where the chances for success are small, and the costs are high.<p>However, congrats to them, they're hardly running with their tails between their legs - they've won some championships, both manufacturer and driver, and done the hard work. It's a shame they have to go. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

davidChief
12-23-2004, 02:22 AM
I bet Markko Martin is wishing he stayed with Ford now! Ford have going from having no long term future in WRC to a full 4 year programme... hopefully by the time PSA quit there will be another manufacturer or two.

Reppu
12-23-2004, 02:32 AM
Renault has announced they are getting in...what is the other brand?<br>

bolita
12-23-2004, 01:25 PM
Martin left Ford??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> I had not heard that. Who will drive for Ford?

Naga Royal Guard
12-23-2004, 07:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bolita</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Martin left Ford??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> I had not heard that. Who will drive for Ford?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I will <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/scared.gif" BORDER="0">