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The FIA World Rally Championship-3, or WRC-3 (formerly known as Production World Rally Championship, or PWRC), was a companion rally series to the World Rally Championship, and was driven on the same stages. WRC-3 was limited to production-based cars homologated under the R1, R2 and R3 rules. The series began in 2002, replacing the FIA Cup for Production Rally Drivers, and continued for 16 years until its cancellation at the end of 2018. The cars used were Group N modified road cars, often based on turbocharged, four wheel drive versions of standard small cars such as the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, although a wide range of vehicles are homologated by the FIA for use in Group N. Apart from FIA sanctioned events, a lot of rallies at national levels are run under Group N.

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HistoryEdit

Until 2012 PWRC was support series to the WRC in selected rounds. Like S-WRC, the PWRC calendar consisted of 8 races(as of 2012) with 2 rallies outside Europe. For 2013 the fixed calendar was scrapped. 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.

Changes for 2013Edit

From 2013, the Production WRC was renamed WRC-3.[1] With the introduction of Group R the new WRC-3 was to be for 2WD production based cars from Group R1, R2 and R3. As a result, no other cars under Group N and A were to be homologated. The current N4 cars were supposed to compete instead in WRC-2, alongside the current S2000, R4 and R5 cars.

DiscontinuationEdit

In 2018, FIA announced that the WRC-3 Championship was being discontinued. 2018 was the final WRC-3. [2]

ResultsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Season Champion Car 2nd place Car 3rd place Car
WRC-3
2018   Enrico Brazzoli Peugeot 208 R2   Taisko Lario Peugeot 208 R2   Emil Bergkvist Ford Fiesta R2T
2017   Nil Solans Ford Fiesta R2T   Raphaël Astier Peugeot 208 R2   Nicolas Ciamin Ford Fiesta R2T
2016   Simone Tempestini Citroën DS3 R3T   Michel Fabre Citroën DS3 R3T   Fabio Andolfi Peugeot 208 R2
2015   Quentin Gilbert Citroën DS3 R3T   Ole Christian Veiby Citroën DS3 R3T   Simone Tempestini Citroën DS3 R3T
2014   Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën DS3 R3T   Alastair Fisher Citroën DS3 R3T   Martin Koči Citroën DS3 R3T
2013   Sébastien Chardonnet Citroën DS3 R3T   Keith Cronin Citroën DS3 R3T   Quentin Gilbert Citroën DS3 R3T
PWRC
2012   Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X   Marcos Ligato Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2011   Hayden Paddon Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Michał Kościuszko Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2010   Armindo Araújo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X   Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2009   Armindo Araújo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2008   Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Juho Hänninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2007   Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Mark Higgins Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2006   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX   Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2005   Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Marcos Ligato Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2004   Niall McShea Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Jani Paasonen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
2003   Martin Rowe Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI   Stig Blomqvist Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2002   Karamjit Singh Proton Pert   Kristian Sohlberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII   Ramón Ferreyros Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
FIA Cup for Production Rally Drivers
2001   Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI   Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI
2000   Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI   Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI
1999   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V / Evo VI   Hamed Al-Wahaibi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V / Evo VI   Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX
1998   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV / Evo V   Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo V   Luís Climent Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo IV /
Proton Wira 4WD
1997   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III   Luís Climent Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo IV   Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo IV
1996   Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III /
Subaru Impreza WRX
  Uwe Nittel Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III   Pascal Smets Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
1995   Rui Madeira Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II   Jorge Recalde Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II   Isolde Holderied Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II
1994   Jesús Puras Ford Escort RS Cosworth   Isolde Holderied Mitsubishi Lancer Evo I / Evo II   Jorge Recalde Mitsubishi Lancer RS / Evo II
1993   Alex Fassina Mazda 323 GTR   António Coutinho Ford Escort RS Cosworth   Jarmo Kytölehto Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1992   Grégoire De Mévius Nissan Sunny GTI-R   Hiroshi Nishiyama Nissan Sunny GTI-R   Carlos Menem, Jr. Lancia Delta HF Integrale
1991   Grégoire De Mévius Mazda 323 GTX   Fernando Capdevila Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4   Carlos Menem, Jr. Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4
  Piergiorgio Bedini Lancia Delta Integrale 16V /
Volkswagen Golf GTi 16V
1990   Alain Oreille Renault 5 GT Turbo   Gustavo Trelles Lancia Delta Integrale 16V   Tommi Mäkinen Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1989   Alain Oreille Renault 5 GT Turbo   Grégoire De Mévius Mazda 323 4WD   Gustavo Trelles Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
1988   Pascal Gaban Mazda 323 4WD   Jorge Recalde Lancia Delta Integrale   Giovanni Del Zoppo Lancia Delta Integrale
1987   Alex Fiorio Lancia Delta HF Integrale   Ove Olofsson Lancia Delta HF 4WD /
Audi Coupé Quattro
  Bertrand Balas Lancia Delta HF 4WD
  Sören Nilsson Audi Coupé Quattro
  Claude Balesi Renault 5 GT Turbo
  Evangelos Gallo Toyota Corolla GT
  Fredrik Donner Subaru RX Turbo
  Franco Cunico Lancia Delta HF 4WD
  George Donaldson Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

StatisticsEdit

Updated after the 2018 season.

Teams' ChampionshipEdit

Season Champion
2013   Charles Hurst Citroën Belfast
2014   ADAC Team Weser-Ems e.V.
2015   Printsport
2016   Saintéloc Junior Team
2017   ADAC Sachsen
2018   ACI Team Italia

Round winsEdit

Updated after the 2018 season.
Drivers with most round wins
Driver Titles Wins
  Gustavo Trelles[3] 4 23
  Toshihiro Arai[4] 2 13
  Manfred Stohl[5] 1 9
  Ed Ordynski[6] 0 8
  Gabriel Pozzo[7] 1 7
  Gregoire de Mevius[8] 2 6
  Quentin Gilbert[9] 1 6
  Patrik Flodin[10] 0 6
  Alain Oreille[11] 2 5
  Nasser Al-Attiyah[12] 1 5
  Hayden Paddon[13] 1 5
  Simone Tempestini[14] 1 5
  Jorge Recalde[15] 0 5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Exciting changes for 2013 WRC". WRC.com. WRC Official Website. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  2. ^ "FIA announces World Motor Sport Council decisions". FIA.com. Federation Internationale de l'Automobile. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  3. ^ http://www.ewrc-results.com/profile.php?p=1402&sct=9
  4. ^ http://www.ewrc-results.com/profile.php?p=25&sct=9
  5. ^ https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/21-manfred-stohl/9
  6. ^ https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/969-ed-ordynski/9
  7. ^ https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/29-gabriel-pozzo/9
  8. ^ https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/1815-gregoire-de-mevius/9
  9. ^ https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/12517-quentin-gilbert/223
  10. ^ https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/90-patrik-flodin/9
  11. ^ https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/6709-alain-oreille/9
  12. ^ https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/33-nasser-al-attiyah/9
  13. ^ https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/2157-hayden-paddon/9
  14. ^ https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/14585-simone-tempestini/223
  15. ^ https://www.ewrc-results.com/profile/2262-jorge-recalde/9

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