McRae linked to Citroen

Former world rally champion Colin McRae is reported to be on Citroen's shortlist for 2005, according to Autosport magazine this week. McRae has not competed on the world stage since leaving the team after last November's Rally GB

McRae linked to Citroen

The Scot, who has also been linked to a WRC comeback with Skoda after conducting a secret test with the Czech company's Fabia, claims he has not been in contact with the French manufacturer but would be happy to discuss opportunities.

"We certainly didn't part on bad terms or anything like that," said McRae. "Anything is possible. The car was starting to come in the direction I wanted it towards the end of my time there."

With the reigning world champion team seeking to fill the seat left vacant by Carlos Sainz's retirement from the sport, it is possible that Citroen could run a two-driver programme for it's second car, with contracted Simon Jean-Joseph driving the balance of the events.

Belgian driver Francois Duval has also been linked to a drive with the team, although he may yet to decide to remain with Ford.

"Francois [Duval] holds the key to the business," said Jean-Joseph. "But when we know what he is doing then maybe I will have the chance to do something."

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