Citroën’s commitment to motorsport
HISTORY OF VALUES – from the Croisière Noire and Croisière Jaune in 1924 and 1931 to success in the Paris – Dakar rally and WRC and the WTCC commitment in 2014, the Brand has always applied its values of creativity and technology to motorsport.
The Satory plant
Based at Satory since 2000, the Citroën Racing plant forms the backbone of the Brand’s winning machine.
From the exhibition hall to the engineers’ offices, the workshops, laboratories, the spare parts warehouse and the assembly shop, the site at 19 Allée des Marronniers – measuring 15,000 m2, and more with the adjacent Val d’Or test track – houses all the Brand’s motorsport expertise.
Citroën Racing today
Every day, at the Citroën Racing plant at Versailles Satory and locally in the field, the 196 men and women from the Brand’s motorsport department work to make motorsport a true testing ground of Créative Technologie.
The logistics required by Citroën Racing for the WRC and WTCC:
• 40 people at each race and 20 people per practice session on average.
• 25 events in the two championships and around 15 practice sessions.
• 20 trucks for races and practice.
• 12 containers shipped worldwide for overseas WRC and WTCC events.
• 10 tonnes of air freight for each overseas events in WRC.
• 15,000 meals per year.
• 1,500 plane tickets per year.
• 400 rental cars per year.
• 5 logistics specialists and 15 people handling the equipment (drivers, installation).
• 6,500 overnight stays per year.