2013 World Rally Championship-3

2013 FIA World Rally Championship-3
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Parent series:
World Rally Championship
World Rally Championship-2
Support series:
Junior World Rally Championship

The 2013 FIA World Rally Championship-3 was the first season of the World Rally Championship-3, an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, running in support of the World Rally Championship. It was created when the Group R class of rally car was introduced in 2013.[1]

Unlike its predecessor, the Production Car World Rally Championship, the World Rally Championship-3 does not have a fixed calendar. Instead, teams and drivers competing in the series are free to contest any of thirteen rallies that form the 2013 World Rally Championship. They must nominate up to six events to score points in, and their best five results from these six events will count towards their final championship points score. The World Rally Championship is open to two-wheel drive cars complying with R1, R2 and R3 regulations.[2]

Also in WRC-3, the Citroën Top Driver was established. Within the WRC-3, the drivers race in identical Citroën DS3 R3T cars, with the winner receiving the opportunity to race in the Citroën DS3 R5, in the 2014 season.[3]

Sébastien Chardonnet clinched the Drivers' Championship at the Rallye de France-Alsace.[4]

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers will take part in the 2013 World Rally Championship-3 season:

Team Car Tyre No. Driver Co-driver Class Rounds
  MY Racing[5] Citroën DS3 R3T M 51   Sébastien Chardonnet[5]   Thibault de la Haye[5] R3T 1
P 4, 7–9, 11, 13
  PH Sport[5] Citroën DS3 R3T P 52   Quentin Gilbert[5]   Isabelle Galmiche[5] R3T 4, 7–9
  Renaud Jamoul[6] 11, 13
  Saintéloc Racing[7] Citroën DS3 R3T P 53   Renaud Poutot[5]   Ludovic Viragh[5] R3T 1
  Alastair Fisher[8]   Gordon Noble[8] R3T 4, 7–8
  Jean-Mathieu Leandri[9]   Maxime Vilmot[9] 13
61   Simone Campedelli[8]   Matteo Chiarcossi[8] R3T 4
  Danilo Fappani[10] 7–9
  Citroën Procar[8] Citroën DS3 R3T P 56   Francesco Parli[8]   Tania Canton[8] R3T 4, 7
  Delta Rally[8] Citroën DS3 R3T P 57   Federico della Casa[8]   Marco Menchini[8] R3T 4, 7–9
59   Bryan Bouffier[8]   Xavier Panseri[8] 4, 7–8, 13
62   Stéphane Consani[11]   Maxime Vilmot[11] R3T 7
  Benjamin Veillas[12] 8
  Jack Boyere[13] 11
  ADAC Team Weser-Ems[8] Citroën DS3 R3T P 58   Christian Riedemann[8]   Lara Vanneste[8] R3T 4, 7–9, 11
  Jukka Korhonen[9]   Marko Salminen[9] 13
  Charles Hurst Citroën Belfast[8] Citroën DS3 R3T P 60   Keith Cronin[8]   Marshall Clarke[8] R3T 4, 7–9, 11, 13
  Printsport Racing[14] Citroën DS3 R3T P 63   Jussi Vainionpää[14]   Mika Juntunen[14] R3T 8
  Abu Dhabi Racing[10] Citroën DS3 R3T P 64   Mohamed Al Mutawaa[10]   Stephen McAuley[10] R3T 9, 12
67   Mohamed Al Sahlawi[15]   Allan Harryman[15] 12
  Autogomas Cantabria[13] Citroën DS3 R3T P 65   Enrique García Ojeda[13]   Borja Odriozola[15] R3T 11–12
Icon Class
R1 Classification
within Group R
R2
R3

Notes:

  • ^‡  — Additional letters refer to the specific designation of a car within each class under Group R rules.

Driver changesEdit

Rally summariesEdit

Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Pos. No. Driver Entrant Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1   Monte Carlo Rally
(15–20 January) — Results and report
1 51   Sébastien Chardonnet
  Thibault de la Haye
  MY Racing
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
6:04:28.2 (18)
16
(478.42 km)
436.02 km
2 1
 — 53   Renaud Poutot
  Ludovic Viragh
  Saintéloc Racing
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
DNF
 — 52   Quentin Gilbert
  Isabelle Galmiche
  PH Sport
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
Withdrawn
2   Rally Sweden
(8–10 February) — Results and report
No WRC-3 entries[17] 22 297.78 km N/A N/A
3   Rally Mexico
(8–10 March) — Results and report
No WRC-3 entries[18] 23 396.82 km N/A N/A
4   Rally de Portugal
(12–14 April) — Results and report
1 59   Bryan Bouffier
  Xavier Panseri
  Delta Rally
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
4:38:52.5 15 386.73 km 9 6
2 51   Sébastien Chardonnet
  Thibault de la Haye
  MY Racing
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
4:48:59.1
3 52   Quentin Gilbert
  Isabelle Galmiche
  PH Sport
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
5:04:43.8
5   Rally Argentina
(3–5 May) — Results and report
No WRC-3 entries[19] 14 407.64 km N/A N/A
6   Acropolis Rally
(31 May–2 June) — Results and report
No WRC-3 entries[20] 14 306.53 km N/A N/A
7   Rally Italia Sardegna
(21–23 June) — Results and report
1 58   Christian Riedemann
  Lara Vanneste
  ADAC Team Weser Ems
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:52:39.9 16 304.50 km 10 9
2 60   Keith Cronin
  Marshall Clarke
  Charles Hurst Citroën Belfast
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:57:45.3
3 52   Quentin Gilbert
  Isabelle Galmiche
  PH Sport
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
4:01:59.2
8   Rally Finland
(1–3 August) — Results and report
1 60   Keith Cronin
  Marshall Clarke
  Charles Hurst Citroën Belfast
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:06:35.4 23 324.21 km 9 6
2 51   Sébastien Chardonnet
  Thibault de la Haye
  MY Racing
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:07:49.9
3 63   Jussi Vainionpää
  Mika Juntunen
  Printsport Racing
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:09:18.5
9   Rallye Deutschland
(23–25 August) — Results and report
1 51   Sébastien Chardonnet
  Thibault de la Haye
  MY Racing
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:39:32.6 (16)
15
(371.86 km)
330.78 km
7 5
2 60   Keith Cronin
  Marshall Clarke
  Charles Hurst Citroën Belfast
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:41:56.9
3 58   Christian Riedemann
  Lara Vanneste
  ADAC Team Weser Ems
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
4:02:20.3
10   Rally Australia
(13–15 September) — Results and report
No WRC-3 entries[21] 22 352.36 km N/A N/A
11   Rallye de France Alsace
(4–7 October) — Results and report
1 52   Quentin Gilbert
  Isabelle Galmiche
  PH Sport
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:12:51.2 22 312.14 km 6 4
2 51   Sébastien Chardonnet
  Thibault de la Haye
  MY Racing
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:13:45.1
3 60   Keith Cronin
  Marshall Clarke
  Charles Hurst Citroën Belfast
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:15:23.8
12   Rally Catalunya
(25–27 October) — Results and report
1 65   Enrique García Ojeda
  Borja Odriozola
  Autogomas Cantabria
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:57:11.8 15 355.92 km 3 3
2 64   Mohamed Al Mutawaa
  Stephen McAuley
  Abu Dhabi Racing
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
4:14:07.1
3 67   Mohamed Al Sahlawi
  Allan Harryman
  Abu Dhabi Racing
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
4:27:34.8
13   Wales Rally GB
(15–17 November) — Results and report
1 58   Jukka Korhonen
  Marko Salminen
  ADAC Team Weser Ems
  Citroën DS3 R3T
3:48:32.7 22 311.15 km 4 2
2 60   Keith Cronin
  Marshall Clarke
  Charles Hurst Citroën Belfast
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:56:14.3
3 59   Bryan Bouffier
  Xavier Panseri
  Delta Rally
  (Citroën DS3 R3T)
DNF

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Points are awarded to the top 10 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
ITA
 
FIN
 
GER
 
AUS
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Drops Points
1   Sébastien Chardonnet 1 2 4 2 1 2 12 104
2   Keith Cronin 5 2 1 2 3 2 10 94
3   Quentin Gilbert WD 3 3 5 5 1 75
4   Christian Riedemann Ret 1 Ret 3 4 52
5   Mohamed Al Mutawaa 4 2 30
6   Bryan Bouffier 1 8 WD Ret 29
7   Enrique García Ojeda Ret 1 25
8   Jukka Korhonen 1 25
9   Simone Campedelli 6 Ret 4 Ret 20
10   Jussi Vainionpää 3 15
11   Mohamed Al Sahlawi 3 15
12   Alastair Fisher 4 9 Ret WD 14
13   Federico della Casa Ret 5 Ret Ret 10
14   Francesco Parli Ret 7 WD 6
EX   Stéphane Consani 6 6 WD† 0†
Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
ITA
 
FIN
 
GER
 
AUS
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Drops Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)
  • † – Stéphane Consani admitted illegally recceing a Rallye de France-Alsace stage on the month of October. This action result on the rally stewards having his points withdrawn and was suspended from the final two rounds of the season.[22]

Co-Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
ITA
 
FIN
 
GER
 
AUS
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Drops Points
1   Thibault de la Haye 1 2 4 2 1 2 12 104
2   Marshall Clarke 5 2 1 2 3 2 10 94
3   Lara Vanneste Ret 1 Ret 3 4 52
4   Isabelle Galmiche WD 3 3 5 5 50
5   Stephen McAuley 4 2 30
6   Xavier Panseri 1 8 Ret 29
7   Jamoul Renaud 1 25
8   Borja Odriozola Ret 1 25
9   Marko Salminen 1 25
10   Maxime Vilmot 6 6 Ret 16
11   Mika Juntunen 3 15
12   Allan Harryman 3 15
13   Gordon Noble 4 9 Ret WD 14
14   Danilo Fappani Ret 4 Ret 12
15   Marco Menchini Ret 5 Ret Ret 10
16   Matteo Chiarcossi 6 8
17   Tania Canton Ret 7 WD 6
Pos. Driver MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
ITA
 
FIN
 
GER
 
AUS
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Drops Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Cancelled (C)
Blank Withdrew entry from
the event (WD)

Teams' ChampionshipEdit

Pos. Team No. MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
ITA
 
FIN
 
GER
 
AUS
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Drops Points
1   Charles Hurst Citroën Belfast 60 2 2 1 1 1 2 18 111
2   ADAC Team Weser-Ems 58 Ret 1 Ret 2 2 1 0 86
3   Saintéloc Racing 53 Ret 1 3 Ret WD Ret 0 73
61 3 Ret 2 Ret
4   Autogomas Cantabria 65 Ret 1 25
Pos. Team No. MON
 
SWE
 
MEX
 
POR
 
ARG
 
GRE
 
ITA
 
FIN
 
GER
 
AUS
 
FRA
 
ESP
 
GBR
 
Drops Points

ReferencesEdit

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