Duval to Return in Argentina

Francois Duval has been given a second chance by Citroen and will return to the team at the Rally Argentina

Duval to Return in Argentina

Duval was replaced with double world champion Carlos Sainz because co-driver Stephane Prevot refused to partner the Frenchman again after crashes in three of his first six rallies for the team.

Freddy Loix's former co-driver Sven Smeets has agreed to partner Duval for the remainder of the season.

Citroen team boss Guy Frequelin said: "With the poor results and Stephane wanting to stop co-driving for Francois, I had no other choice than to suspend Francois' entries for Turkey and Greece to give ourselves more time to analyse the situation and find the best solution.

"The misunderstanding between Francois and Stephane had a bad influence on their respective capacities.

"It's important to put Francois back behind the wheel. He is young driver with good potential. His comeback should be a chance for him to bring his car to the finish and score Manufacturers points. I am confident he will achieve it."

Sainz will drive one last rally for the team at the Acropolis Rally later this month, before Duval returns at the following round in Argentina.

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