World Rally Championship-3 (2013–2018)

The FIA World Rally Championship-3, or WRC-3 was a companion rally series to the World Rally Championship, and was driven on the same stages. The series began in 2013 and was limited to production-based cars homologated under the R1, R2 and R3 rules, until its cancellation at the end of 2018.

HistoryEdit

From 2013 the previous Production World Rally Championship was cancelled and replaced by WRC-3.[1] With the introduction of Group R the new WRC-3 was contested by 2WD production based cars from R1, R2 and R3 classes. Teams and drivers competing in the series were free to contest any rallies forming the World Rally Championship. They had to nominate up to six events to score points in, and their best five results from these six events counted towards their final championship points score. From 2017 this was changed to nominating seven rounds of which their six best results counted.[2] In 2018, FIA announced that the World Rally Championship-3 was being discontinued. 2018 was the final season of the WRC-3.[3]

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

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Exciting changes for 2013 WRC". WRC.com. WRC Official Website. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  2. ^ "The WRC Lowdown: Support Championships". wrc.com. 10 January 2017.
  3. ^ "FIA announces World Motor Sport Council decisions". FIA.com. Federation Internationale de l'Automobile. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2019.