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The season’s opening gravel round in Europe, Rally de Portugal sees Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT enter three C3 WRCs for Kris Meeke / Paul Nagle, Craig Breen / Scott Martin and Mads Østberg / Torstein Eriksen respectively. This three-pronged attack should increase the team’s chances of securing a strong result, with each driver pairing offering a broad range of skills and qualities.

THREE LEADING CREWS

One of the World Championship’s iconic events, Portugal is a rally that all drivers dream of winning one day. Its immense popularity with fans is unrivalled anywhere else and its beautiful stages are clearly appreciated by all who tackle them. Read More »

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Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT just missed out on a chance for a podium position at Rally Argentina, after Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle picked up a harsh puncture, and its efforts over the weekend went largely unrewarded. However, the team can take satisfaction from once again, challenging right at the front and that the recent upgrades to the rear axle have had the desired effect. Read More »

The first of an uninterrupted series of four gravel events, Rally Argentina is almost certain to be the championship’s most demanding weekend for the cars. Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT will be entering three crews in South America, with Kris Meeke / Paul Nagle, Craig Breen / Scott Martin and Khalid Al Qassimi / Chris Patterson, and will also be running a recently homologated upgrade to the C3 WRC’s rear axle.

A JUBILANT, FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE
The traditional hub of Rally Argentina, the Province of Cordoba has an almost religious reverence for rallying. Every year, excited fans flock to the event, thrilled by the WRCs flying along the region’s tough gravel roads at high speeds. Having won ten of the last thirteen rallies held here, Citroën obviously holds a special place in the hearts of the local aficionados, who line the roads in huge numbers throughout the weekend. Read More »

The Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT crews performed entirely in keeping with the ambitious goals set for them, but they were unable to turn their clear speed into results on some of the most demanding roads in the World Championship.

A true tarmac specialist, Sébastien Loeb had already produced exceptional results in Corsica, similar to 2005 when he topped the timesheets on every stage throughout the weekend. Read More »

After two winter rallies and one on gravel, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT is back on tarmac for its home round of the World Rally Championship. Kris Meeke – Paul Nagle and Sébastien Loeb – Daniel Elena, the latter crew making the second of their three scheduled appearances in the WRC this year, are determined to be among the frontrunners at one of the most iconic events on the calendar.

A TRIED AND TESTED DUO

With Kris Meeke – Paul Nagle, who led for long periods in last year’s rally, and Sébastien Loeb – Daniel Elena, who have claimed four (2005 to 2008) of the brand’s six wins at the event during its inclusion in the WRC, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT is particularly well equipped to challenge at this, the 61st edition of the classic island race. The team has genuine hopes of winning in Corsica. Read More »

Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle ended Rally Mexico third overall, securing a second podium of the year for the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT and thus confirming the team’s very strong start to the season. Meanwhile, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena finished fifth overall. Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT closed to within one point of second place in the manufacturers’ championship. Read More »

After the bitterly cold temperatures of Sweden, where Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT secured its first podium of 2018, the World Rally Championship heads across the Atlantic to the milder climate and high altitudes of Mexico, the setting for this year’s third round. Mexico sees the much anticipated return of Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, who line up alongside Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle as the team looks to confirm its good start to the season.

AN EXPERIENCED DUO
There is no substitute for experience and this is especially true at Rally Mexico. The combined effects of high altitudes and high temperatures put the cars under stresses that are not encountered elsewhere. Read More »

With Craig Breen in particular producing one of the highlight performances of the weekend, Citroën Total Abu WRT was among the frontrunners in Sweden. Not only did the team secure the C3 WRC’s fourth podium finish but it also held onto third place in the manufacturers’ world championship standings.

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The second round of the World Rally Championship and the only event on the WRC calendar exclusively contested on snow and ice, Rally Sweden is something of an exercise in tightrope walking. To bolster its efforts to perform well in Scandinavia, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT is entering a third C3 WRC for Mads Østberg/Torstein Eriksen, in addition to the usual crews of Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle and Craig Breen/Scott Martin. Read More »

The strength of all great teams is the ability to stick together and produce results, even when the going gets tough. With the 17 points scored by Kris Meeke in the drivers’ championship, the 18 points added to the team’s tally in the manufacturers’ championship and the Power Stage win, Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT proved its strength of character in Monaco, after a frustrating start to the rally.

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