SEPTEMBER 4, 2002
Marlboro joins Peugeot
Marlboro has been the big sponsor of the Mitsubishi rally team since 1999 but Peugeot's success has led to the decision for Marlboro - which also sponsors Ferrari - to do a deal that will take the team to the end of the period during which tobacco sponsorships are allowed.
It is also confirmation that Peugeot intends to stay in the WRC in the long term. This is bad news for sister company Citroen which was hoping to take over winning when the Peugeot program came to an end.