Citroƫn didn't expect to win the World Touring Car Championship manufacturer's title in its first year of participation, but they did. So, they made a nice little season wrap-up video...and berets. Celebratory berets. Vive le Citroƫn!

Citroƫn has eight World Rally Championship and five Cross Country Rally World Cups under their belts, so they're by no means new to racing. They're just new to being on a racetrack. Where most teams need a development year or two to get up to speed, Citroƫn just came in this year and smashed it in WTCC.


The CitroĆ«n C-ElysĆ©e WTCC cars had an astounding one-two-three-four finish in Race One at Shanghai, including a win for driver JosĆ© MarĆ­a LĆ³pez that placed him one step closer to a driver's championship. Race Two didn't go as well for the CitroĆ«n team, but Race One was enough to solidify CitroĆ«n's win.

So, out came the celebratory berets. I wish I had a celebratory hat of my people. I suppose I could always move out of state and then visit Texas as an out-of-towner so it becomes socially acceptable to wear a cowboy hat.

Congratulations, Citroƫn!