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Loeb won't get Citroen WRC outings in 2019

Sebastien Loeb will be left out in the cold next season after Citroen failed to secure funding to run a third C3 WRC in next year's World Rally Championship. Citroen team principal Pierre Budar met with officials from the team's Abu Dhabi backers at last weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but the two parties failed to find common agreement to take the partnership forward in 2019. However, Abu Dhabi is already reporting it will return in 2020. The lack of Abu Dhabi funding means a two-car Citroen team of Sebastien Ogier and Esapekka Lappi will struggle to make any impact on the manufacturers' championship, fighting against three-car teams elsewhere in the service park. Loeb told Autosport he...
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