Everybody knows the from time to time, the FIA World Rallycross Championship receives some famous guest drivers for their rounds, as they generally appear in their home rounds or race in selected events of the calendar, as the cases of Sebastien Loeb, Jacques Villeneuve, Ken Block and Tanner Foust. Well, another famous driver will join the fray, and it’s another champion.
The FIA WTCC and BTCC champion and star driver Yvan Muller will make his debut at the World RX of France event, making the Loheac circuit his home ground at the start of the month of September.
The quadruple WTCC champion will drive the second Peugeot 208 RX of Albatec Racing, partnering in the event with Jerome Grosset-Janin. In fact, Muller already has some off-road experience under his belt, as the skills he achived winning various Andros Trophy events will be handy in the French mix of tarmac and dirt. Curiously Grosset-Janin was the best French driver in the 2014 event, so he may give one or two tips to Muller to aim high in the event.
The participation in the French World RX round will be possible due to break in Muller’s activities with Citroën, and he already tested the 600-hp monster in the Faleyras circuit, which seems to have left team owner Andy Scott very pleased.
It’s still unclear if Muller will definitively retire from his WTCC duties at the end of the year, but if so, he may have another occupation from now on if he can achieve a satisfying performance.
PHOTO: Citroën Racing