Citroen boss says: 'We can win next year'

Citroen rally boss Guy Frequelin says the French team is aiming to win at least one World Championship rally when it enters the series next year

Citroen boss says: 'We can win next year'

The marque's Xsara T4 will contest four WRC events - Catalonia, Acropolis, Sanremo and Corsica - as well as selected extra rallies, including the British Championship Pirelli Rally.

Philippe Bugalski and Jesus Puras are likely to tackle all four WRC events, but Thomas Radstrom will take the Spanish champion's place in Greece if plans to run a third car fail.

Speaking at the launch of Citroen's new premises at Versaille this morning, Frequelin said: "Our objective is to be as competitive as possible in 2001. Some say we're already prepared but we don't have the same experience as some of our rivals. But I hope we can rack up at least one victory in the four events."

Frequelin also scotched rumours that Peugeot refugee Francois Delecour might join the team. "He came to see us," said Frequelin, "but I saw no reason to go back on our driver decisions."

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