Citroën C3 WRC
The Citroën C3 WRC is a rally car designed and developed by the Citroën World Rally Team to compete in the World Rally Championship. The car, which is a replacement for the successful Citroën DS3 WRC, is based on the Citroën C3. The C3 WRC made its début at the start of the 2017 season, where it was driven by Craig Breen, Stéphane Lefebvre and Kris Meeke, with Khalid Al Qassimi entering a fourth car at selected events.
|Category||World Rally Championship|
|Predecessor||Citroën DS3 WRC|
|Axle track||1,670 mm|
|Engine||1.6 L (98 cu in) I4 turbo direct injection|
|Transmission||Six-speed sequential |
4-wheel drive, mechanical front and rear self-locking hydraulically-controlled central differential
|Brakes||Front: Ventilated disks, 370mm (tarmac) and 300mm (gravel) Water-cooled four-piston callipers (tarmac)|
Rear: Ventilated disks, 330mm (tarmac) and 300mm (gravel) Four-piston callipers
|Competition history (WRC)|
|Notable entrants||Citroën World Rally Team|
|Notable drivers|| Khalid Al Qassimi|
|Debut||2017 Monte Carlo Rally|
|First win||2017 Rally Mexico|
|Last win||2019 Rally Turkey|
|Last event||2019 Rally Catalunya|
Citroën formally announced its intentions to withdraw from full-time competition at the end of the 2015 season in order to focus on the development of the C3 WRC. The team contested selected events during the 2016 season, using the DS3 WRC as a testing platform for selected parts. Further testing and development was carried out using the Citroën C-Elysée WTCC, the car used by Citroën in the World Touring Car Championship. The C3 WRC's début in 2017 coincided with the widespread revisions to the sport's technical regulations.
|2017||1||2017 Rally Mexico||Gravel||Kris Meeke||Paul Nagle||Citroën World Rally Team|
|2||2017 Rally Catalunya||Mixed||Kris Meeke||Paul Nagle||Citroën World Rally Team|
|2018||3||2018 Rally Catalunya||Mixed||Sébastien Loeb||Daniel Elena||Citroën World Rally Team|
|2019||4||2019 Monte Carlo Rally||Mixed||Sébastien Ogier||Julien Ingrassia||Citroën World Rally Team|
|5||2019 Rally Mexico||Gravel||Sébastien Ogier||Julien Ingrassia||Citroën World Rally Team|
|6||2019 Rally Turkey||Gravel||Sébastien Ogier||Julien Ingrassia||Citroën World Rally Team|
* Season still in progress.
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