Quesnel to head Peugeot Sport

Citroen Sport boss Olivier Quesnel will take on the role of director of Peugeot Sport from the beginning of next year

Quesnel to head Peugeot Sport

A statement from Peugeot-Citroen said current Peugeot Sport director Michel Barge has moved on to another post, and Quesnel will take responsibility for Peugeot's sportscar project as well as Citroen's World Rally Championship team.

"I'm very proud to have been appointed director of Citroen Sport and Peugeot Sport," said Quesnel. "I know the latter well, having started my career with this team and I will do everything in my power to enable Peugeot Sport to surpass the results they have already achieved.

"The potential is definitely there, the 908 HDi is competitive and everyone in the team is extremely committed, and I am counting on their continuing motivation and determination to help me rise to this exciting new challenge just as successfully as we have done at Citroen Sport.

"As for Citroen, I'm confident that we have the capacity to repeat the exceptional results we obtained in 2008 - namely the manufacturers' WRC title and the drivers' world crowns for Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena for the fifth year running."

The 58-year-old has been the director of Citroen Sport since the beginning of 2008, but worked alongside Jean Todt to found Peugeot Talbot Sport back in 1980.

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