PSA Motorsport announced on Monday that Pierre Budar has replaced Yves Matton as Citroën Racing Director.
Matton, who played a crucial role in Citroën making a full-time return to the World Rally Championship in 2017 will take up a new role with the FIA as FIA Rally Director.
The news comes just days after the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship season was launched at the 2018 Autosport International Show.
Speaking about his appointment, Budar commented by saying:
Groupe PSA has given me a unique opportunity to reconcile my passion for motorsport with an engineering career. I never imagined one day running one of the most prestigious competition teams in the world.
I measure the challenge that is proposed to me at the head of an extraordinary team and I will strive to obtain the best of its talents.
Jean Marc Finot, senior vice president of PSA Motorsport commented by saying:
“I am proud that the FIA nominates Yves Matton to this prestigious position and would like to thank him for his contribution. I am pleased to give Pierre Budar the opportunity to express all his energy and enthusiasm in the service of our passion: motorsport”