Following its agreement with CitroŽn Sport to represent the French carmaker in the World Rally Championship during 2006, Kronos Racing hasentered the 2006 World Championship as a manufacturer under the name'Kronos Total CitroŽn World Rally Team.' To start the season, the team will enter a total of three CitroŽn Xsara WRC cars in the Monte Carlo Rally, which kicks off the 2006 season on 20January 2006. CitroŽn Xsara number one will be driven by the two-time World Champions, Sťbastien Loeb and Daniel Elena. Loeb and Elena are also thenominated crew for the entire season.The young Spanish driver, Xavier Pons and his co-driver Carlos Del Barrio will be the second nominated crew for Monte Carlo Rally, carrying thenumber two. As the new regulations require, both cars will run to the more restrictive 2006 technical specifications. As in 2005, and in addition to these two cars, Kronos Racing will continue to offer Xsara WRCs to rent on an event by event basis. The first of these cars will start the Monte Carlo rally in the hands of the newly crownedJunior World Rally champion, Daniel Sordo and his usual co-driver MarcMarti. Carlos Sainz, the RACC Automovil Club, its sporting director Aman Barfull, and other Spanish supporters have joined forces to enable the FIA Junior World Champion to make his debut behind the wheel of a World Rally Car.Unlike the other two cars following the 'Manufacturers' regulations, this Xsara is authorised to keep the 2005 technical specification. "With three Xsara WRCs at the start of the Monte Carlo, I think we can look forward to getting a good result. This really boosts our enthusiasm and our motivation," explains Marc Van Dalen, Kronos Racing director. "In thecoming weeks, we will fine tune every detail to offer our three crews the best cars possible for a great start of the season."