Citroen has ruled out fielding any privateer DS3 WRCs in the 2014 World Rally Championship. The decision stems from Citroen's dual world championship approach next year, when it will chase both the World Touring Car Championship and the WRC with factory entries.
Citroen team principal Yves Matton said Khalid Al Qassimi, key to title sponsor Abu Dhabi, would continue in a third factory entry but ruled out customer cars.
"We won't run any customer [WRC] cars. We won't run the car for the guys coming to do one rally or two rallies or something like that," he said. "We will have our three manufacturer cars – including the car for Khalid [Al Qassimi] – but on some events we will only have the two official cars running."
Matton admitted there would be logistical challenges coming from the two high-profile programs, but said there would be no obvious difference to the WRC squad.
"We will split the team between the WRC and the WTCC," he said. "It will not change the way we work, but I'm sure we will need to split some people - we need to manage with the people we have in the team. From the outside, you will not see the difference at all; we will have the same structure as we have always had."