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The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT had a frustrating final leg of the season with two of its crews – Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Craig Breen/Scott Martin – retiring after going off within a few minutes of each other. Having re-joined under Rally2 rules, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle ended Rally Australia in seventh position.

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Second on the Wales Rally GB Power Stage, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle once again illustrated the progress made by the Citroën C3 WRC on gravel. The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT crew finished the rally in seventh place overall.

Sunday’s third and final leg of Wales Rally GB was something of a sprint finish, featuring five stages over a competitive distance of just 42km. The route included two runs on Alwen (SS17/SS20) and Brenig (SS18/SS21), split by a single pass on Gwydir (SS19). Read More »

Although none of them are actually Welsh, Kris Meeke, Paul Nagle, Craig Breen, Scott Martin and Chris Patterson all think of Wales Rally GB as their home rally. Three weeks after winning in Catalonia, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT heads into the penultimate round of the season full of determination and ambition.

THE CHARM OF THE MUDDY WELSH FORESTS
Rain, mud, fog and occasionally, even ice. This is what waits in the forests of Wales for the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship. However, despite this rather gloomy description, Wales Rally GB is a hugely popular event with both drivers and fans alike. Spectators are more than prepared to brave the poor weather in order to watch and admire their favourite drivers flying at full speed along the gravel roads, famous for their constantly changing levels of grip. Read More »

– Ulsterman now targets a home win after victory in Spain
– Citroën star aims to end topsy-turvy season on a high note
– Inspiring the next generation of rally fans and competitors
– Advance tickets still on sale offering significant savings

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With Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle’s win and the sixth place secured by Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT enjoyed its best weekend since the start of the year. On the season’s only mixed-surface rally, the team led by Yves Matton was able to demonstrate the potential of the C3 WRC on all surfaces and prove the value of all the hard work undertaken in recent months.

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– Kris Meeke wins in Spain to reignite Citroën’s season
– Sébastien Ogier extends his points lead in second place
– Trouble for Thierry Neuville and Hyundai
– Catch all the dramatic action for free on Red Bull TV

Rally of Spain lived up to its reputation for being unpredictable until the end. Citroën’s Kris Meeke took a stunning victory while M-Sport’s championship leader Sébastien Ogier extended his advantage at the top of the standings with a second place. This took the Frenchman closer to a fifth consecutive title with just two rounds remaining, as his key Hyundai rival Thierry Neuville fell by the wayside. Read More »

– After a long break, the World Rally Championship resumes with the eleventh round in Catalonia.
– The C3 WRC crews aim to demonstrate their potential on gravel and tarmac. Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle, Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Khalid Al Qassimi/Chris Patterson form the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT’s driver line-up at this rally.

BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE WRC
This year the WRC teams had to wait until the end of August before getting a breather. Following rounds in Poland, Finland and Germany, the six-week break was very welcome after a busy summer. Read More »

After a six week break, the World Rally Championship returns to action with the RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España (05-08 October). Three C3 WRCs have been entered for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team.

The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT’s three C3 WRCs at RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España, in October, will be driven by Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle, Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Khalid Al-Qassimi/Chris Patterson. Craig Breen/Scott Martin will take part in the recce in Spain and will then contest the last two rounds of the season: Wales Rally GB (26-29 October) and Rally Australia (16-19 November). Citroën Racing would like to wish Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger the best of luck, as they will be making their debut for a new team after contesting three rallies in the C3 WRC. Read More »

After a year of research, calculation and design work, Citroën Racing is holding the first development tests for the C3 R5 this week. An entirely new product intended for customer racing, the Citroën C3 R5 aims to become the new benchmark in its category.

Since 2013, the R5 regulations devised by the FIA have led to the appearance of a new generation of rally cars. Designed for private teams and drivers, these reduced-cost products are often described as ‘mini-WRCs’ due to their technical characteristics: four-wheel drive, 1.6-litre direct injection turbo engine generating about 280bhp and sequential semi-automatic gearbox. Read More »

With a podium finish for Andreas Mikkelsen/Anders Jæger and a second C3 WRC in the top five thanks to the efforts of Craig Breen/Scott Martin in Germany, the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT met the targets set by Yves Matton before the start. Read More »