A new category may be formed from next year. PH Sport, which had begun as a Citroen Junior Team in 2008, runs the Citroen DS3 cars this year.

PH Sport wrc team

While the FIA does not allow the current-spec cars to be run in next year’s main class, the idea of a separate category for them has been brought up. Citroen team boss Yves Matton said:

“The cars [of 2016] are owned by PH Sport. They will run the cars, for sure.

“The idea of the FIA, and I hope for the end of August to have more news about that, is to have a kind of a championship for the 2016 cars, but the package is not clear for the moment.

“They told us in Finland that they want to set up something.”

Citroen team boss Yves Matton said almost every top WRC driver would be interested in joining his team next year, and confirmed meeting with several managers during Rally Finland.wrc citroen top drivers

Citroen, WRC’s most successful team of the past decade with Sebastien Loeb, lost its dominant status to Volkswagen in the past four years.

The French team has decided to take a sabbatical for 2016, only entering select rounds with the private PH Sport squad, in order to focus on developing the new car for next year.

Kris Meeke, who won his two previous WRC events, has been confirmed to stay with the team, but the second and the potential third seats are Read the rest of this entry »

By Peter McLaren

Suzuki will have an all-new MotoGP line-up next season after signing Moto2 title leader Alex Rins to join Andrea Iannone.

The young Spaniard turned down satellite teams in pursuit of a factory ride and has been linked to Suzuki since it became clear that Maverick Vinales would join Yamaha.

Rins has agreed a two-year deal. Alex Rings suzuki

“Alex Rins is a young rider who has already proven to have much talent, always fighting within the top positions of the World Championship since his debut in every class, making him the type of rider who we want to support for the future,” said Suzuki team manager Davide Brivio.

“To pair Andrea Iannone, an experienced rider with such a young talent as Alex creates a perfect combination for our challenge. We believe that the combination of these two riders, together with the further development of the Suzuki GSX-RR, can help us to create a strong team to compete at the maximum level.”

The long awaited announcement confirms that Aleix Espargaro will leave the team.

Espargaro and Vinales have formed the Suzuki line-up since its 2015 comeback season and are currently Read the rest of this entry »