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ds-virgin-pre-buenos17– DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird is a returning champion, having won the Buenos Aires race last year
– Local fan favourite, three-time WTCC World Champion and DS Virgin Racing driver Jose Maria Lopez is the sole Argentinian Formula E driver
– “A track that represents the best parts of Formula E” – Sam Bird

Jose Maria Lopez, as the only Argentinian in the FIA Formula E Championship, approaches this race spurred on by knowing that he will have the local crowd firmly behind him. Meanwhile, driver Sam Bird has form at this track having won a thrilling contest in Argentina last season and now enters the Buenos Aires ePrix in season three fresh off the back of a second place finish in the previous race in Marrakesh. Read More »

ds-virgin-lv17bThe first event of its kind, the Vegas eRace was held on Saturday 07 January with professional gamers going head-to-head with Formula E racing drivers at the Las Vegas CES – for a $1m USD prize pot.

Formula E’s 20 drivers met with 10 professional gamers at CES, all of whom had been picked via the ‘Road to Vegas’ elimination rounds in the months leading up to the eRace. Read More »

ds-virgin-pre-lv17– Team acquires professional gamer Graham Carroll
– USD $1m prize pot
– Event takes place during CES
– Sam Bird chosen to drive the development car down Las Vegas Strip

DS Virgin Racing is in Las Vegas this week to take part in Formula E’s virtual Vegas eRace. The event takes place during the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show and is the biggest eSports event of its kind in history, with a $1m prize pot. Read More »

The final meeting of the 2016 FIA WTCC season, in Qatar, marked the end of Citroën Racing’s involvement in the championship. The Citroën C-Elysée WTCC claimed its fiftieth victory in three seasons, and in his farewell to elite motorsport Yvan Muller secured second place in the World Championship, behind his teammate José María López. Citroën’s track racing adventure has come to an end after three consecutive world titles.citroen-losail16b Read More »

After a long hiatus, the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship draws to a close in Qatar with two night races at the Losail circuit. Although the titles are all sewn up already, by Citroën and José María López*, there will be plenty of emotion as the Citroën Total team completes its final WTCC race. Yvan Muller, who is in contention for second in the championship, is also calling time on a fabulous career in top-class racing.

Citroën Racing’s foray into global track racing, which began in 2014, will end on Friday 25 November 2016 after 69 races for the official C-Elysée WTCCs. In three years, the car, the most sophisticated ever built for the discipline, has dominated its competitors, winning 88% of available pole positions (30 out of 34) and 73% of its races (49 out of 67). Read More »

ds-virgin-marrakesh16DS Virgin Racing achieved a well-deserved podium in Marrakesh, with driver Sam Bird starting and finishing in second position, but not before a highly eventful day.

Sam Bird stormed to second place in Marrakesh to bring home DS Virgin Racing’s first points of the season.

Following a dramatic morning practice session which saw drivers from all teams contend with the Marrakesh track’s slippery surface and formidable corners, Sam Bird finished 4th fastest. Read More »

DS Virgin Racing is determined to show what it can do in Marrakesh, after missing the opportunity to win the season-opener in Hong Kong. For the team, round two is all about capitalising on the undoubted pace of the car and drivers to get points on the board.

Despite both cars qualifying on the second row of the grid in Hong Kong, DS Virgin Racing came away without scoring any points in the opening race of the 2016-17 Formula E season. The team is focused on rectifying this at the second round of the championship, as Formula E makes its debut in Africa at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan.

Marrakesh is a track of significance to DS Virgin Racing, both to its drivers and engineers. “I’ve raced and won here three times before with the WTCC,” explains José María López. “It was a touch narrow. But then again, a Formula E car takes up less room than a WTCC car, so it should be a good fight.” Read More »

ds-virgin-season-3In anticipation of the launch of Formula E’s third season, beginning 9 October in Hong Kong, DS Virgin Racing has released a thrilling video to unveil its Season 3 livery.

Shot over 10 hours in thunderstorm conditions in the abandoned streets and walkways of Manchester’s Media City, the video opens with a panning shot through a lightning storm and across a pitch dark harbour. Out of the darkness emerges a hint of the DS Virgin Racing car, complete with new Season 3 livery. Read More »

The day after securing its third consecutive FIA World Touring Car Championship title, Citroën shone in the races at the Shanghai circuit, with José María López, Yvan Muller and Mehdi Bennani giving the C-Elysée WTCC its first one-two-three finish of the season. Yvan Muller’s two podium places secured his position as second in the Drivers’ World Championship, now with a healthy lead over his rivals. Mehdi Bennani has sewn up the WTCC Trophy, the competition for independent drivers.

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As in 2014 and 2015, the Citroën Total team once again has a date with destiny in Shanghai. Citroën only needs two more points to secure their third consecutive FIA World Touring Car Championship. In the driver standings, it’s now all about battling for second place behind the unassailable José María López. Currently lying in joint second position, Yvan Muller will be doing all he can to make it a one-two for the Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs.

Since its first foray into motor racing in 1993, Citroën has notched up fifteen FIA world titles: five Rally-Raid World Cups (1993 to 1997), eight World Rally Championships (2003-2005 and 2008-2012) and two World Touring Car Championships (2014 and 2015). Read More »