Japanese car firm, Mitsubishi Motors have announced that they are the latest car company to withdraw from motor racing because of the global economic crisis. Mitsubishi have won the Dakar rally 12 times (including 7 consecutive victories between 2001-07).
Honda, who pulled out of Formula 1 last year
Subaru and Suzuki who have withdrawn from the World Rally Championship
and Kawasaki who are suspending its MotoGP activities.