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Ogier back to Citroen for 2019 WRC campaign

Sebastien Ogier looks increasingly likely to return to Citroen for the 2019 World Rally Championship.

The reigning WRC champion, currently driving for M-Sport Ford, is expected to reveal his future imminently.

Ogier has already made it clear his next contract will be his last one before retiring, but there is potential it could stretch as far as three years.

Ogier started his WRC career with Citroen and took his first seven wins there, but split with the team at the end of 2011 amid tension with his then team-mate Sebastien Loeb.

Citroen team principal Pierre Budar said there was no rush to announce anything for 2019.

“We have no fixed timetable for any announcement,” he said. “I can’t tell you it will be next week or next month.

We have to make sure everything is completely clear until we make this announcement and I’m not the only one involved in this – we will do this when we are all ready.