World Rally Championship-3
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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.
|Tire suppliers||M, P|
|Drivers' champion||Pierre-Louis Loubet[a]|
|Co-Drivers' champion||Vincent Landais[a]|
The original incarnation of the series began in 2013 and was open to cars competing under Group R1, R2 and R3 regulations. It ran until 2018 before it was cancelled. The World Rally Championship-3 name was revived in 2020.
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, 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.
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