World Rally Championship-3

The FIA World Rally Championship-3 or WRC-3 is a companion rally series to the World Rally Championship, and is driven on the same stages. Entry into the World Rally Championship-3 is limited to privately-entered crews competing with cars that are based on production models and homologated under Group R5 rules. The series began in 2020.

World Rally Championship-3
CategoryGroup R5
CountryInternational
Inaugural season2020
Tire suppliersM, P
Drivers' championFrance Pierre-Louis Loubet[a]
Co-Drivers' championFrance Vincent Landais[a]
Official websitewww.wrc.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

HistoryEdit

The original incarnation of the series began in 2013 and was open to cars competing under Group R1, R2 and R3 regulations.[2] It ran until 2018 before it was cancelled. The World Rally Championship-3 name was revived in 2020.[3]

The 2019 season saw the running of two categories in support of the World Rally Championship. These were known as the World Rally Championship-2 Pro for professional crews and manufacturer teams, and the World Rally Championship-2 for privateers. However, this multi-class structure was found to be too confusing,[3] and so the category was re-structured for the 2020 season. Professional crews will contest the World Rally Championship-2 and privateers will contest the World Rally Championship-3.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Pierre-Louis Loubet and Vincent Landais won their titles when the championship was known as the WRC-2.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WRC-2 : Pierre-Louis Loubet champion du monde après l'annulation du Rallye d'Australie - Rallye - WRC-2". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Exciting changes for 2013 WRC". WRC.com. WRC Official Website. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Evans, David (8 October 2019). "FIA steps up plan to simplify WRC into five-tier career ladder". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 8 October 2019.

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