Citroen has reopened the door to running a third car in the 2019 World Rally Championship, meaning Sebastien Loeb or Craig Breen could remain in its line-up.
When Citroen announced Sebastien Ogier and Esapekka Lappi as its WRC line-up, it suggested there would be no third C3.
It went into this season intending to field Kris Meeke full-time, with Breen and Loeb sharing the second car and team backer Khalid Al-Qassimi making occasional appearances in a third entry.
Mads Ostberg then secured a part-time deal with the team too, with his role expanded after Meeke was dismissed.
Citroen CEO Linda Jackson told Autosport a third car for 2019 was now a serious possibility as the team chased its first manufacturers' title since '12.
"We are currently in discussion with our partners about a possible third car," Jackson told Autosport.
"We're looking at it. The car has proved itself and the combination of the car and the new drivers are going to give us success.
"We think we can win the championship. Let's be honest, you wouldn't take one of the best drivers and not want to win."
pull out of RX earlier this month." data-reactid="39">Loeb had committed his future to the World Rallycross Championship with Citroen's PSA sister brand Peugeot, only for it to pull out of RX earlier this month.
Loeb then won Rally Spain on the last outing of his three-round WRC comeback programme with Citroen, and admitted it made him more interested in continuing into 2019 - though strictly on a part-time basis.