Sťbastien Loeb and Sťbastien Ogier with CitroŽn Racing in 2011
Sťbastien Loeb will again compete in the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship with CitroŽn Racing for which he has driven since 2001. The team has also renewed its confidence in Sťbastien Ogier for the next three seasons.

The 2011 FIA World Rally Championship will mark a turning point in the history of the sport with the arrival of the new generation 4-wheel-drive 1600 cc turbo-powered cars. Having won five Manufacturersí World Championship titles since 2003, CitroŽn has decided to stack all the odds in its favour by entering Sťbastien Loeb and Sťbastien Ogier.

Olivier Quesnel: (Citroen Racing Team Principal): ďObviously, itís a double dose of satisfaction for CitroŽn Racing. Not content to have the greatest set of results in the history of rallying, Sťbastien Loeb is still as hungry as ever for more victories and titles. His experience, his race intelligence, and his capacity to get 100% out his cars, will be all the more crucial as weíll have a new car next season. CitroŽn Racing has been preparing for the future with Sťbastien Ogier for some time now. This is why we wanted to sign a contract with him for the next three seasons. Dani Sordo is still part of our plans for next year, but we have to finalise our budgets before announcing the full programme.Ē

Sťbastien Loeb: ďMy contract with CitroŽn allowed me to stop at the end of this year. But my motivation and my will to win are still as strong as ever! The 2011 season will be my eleventh in the works CitroŽn colours. I think that the world championship will be a very interesting one, as the arrival of a new generation of cars will reshuffle the cards among the manufacturers. Of course, itís no secret that weíre already working flat out on the new CitroŽn DS3, and I canít wait to see where it stands in relation to its rivals. In the meantime, winning my seventh consecutive world title is my main objective.Ē

Sťbastien Ogier: ďIíd like to thank CitroŽn for renewing its confidence in me, and whatís more, for three seasons! I made my world championship debut with this team, and Iíve always said that my priority was to stay with them. Iím thrilled at the idea of driving the new generation World Rally Cars, and of defending the colours of the make at the topmost level. Like Sťbastien, Iím fully concentrated on the end of this season starting with the Finnish Rally, where Iíll be part of the CitroŽn Total World Rally Team for the first time!Ē

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