Motorsport.com has managed to find out Citroën conducted a secret test earlier this month in preparation for next year's Formula E entry.
The session was organized at the Val D'Or test facility on May 11 and involved an official Citroën Racing development driver trying out some new electric racing technologies such as a single-gear or a seamless-shift gearbox. While a CVT is forbidden right now in Formula E, some of the teams are trying to convince the organizers to grant permission in the future.
It's unknown at this point whether the test organized earlier this month included any employees from Virgin Racing. While the team’s technical director, Sylvain Filippi, refused to talk about this subject, he did admit Virgin is considering a two-team entry in next year's Formula E season.
It is believed Citroën will team up with Virgin Racing to enter Formula E in 2016 and will allegedly compete under the DS brand. An official announcement is expected as early as June 27 at the London ePrix (round 10 of the season) where Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson will participate.