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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 »

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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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– Official WRC launch at this week’s Autosport International Show
– Citroën, Hyundai, M-Sport and Toyota unveil new 2018 cars at NEC
– Sébastien Ogier, Elfyn Evans and Kris Meeke join all-star cast
– Curtain-raiser for October’s new date Dayinsure Wales Rally GB

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Contesting the full season next year, Kris Meeke will spearhead the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team, whilst Craig Breen will drive the second Citroën C3 WRC at ten rounds of the championship and Khalid Al Qassimi will appear in a third car at a handful of rallies. Sébastien Loeb will be making a much-anticipated return to the WRC with the brand in Mexico, Corsica and Catalonia. Meanwhile, Stéphane Lefebvre will be tasked with driving the Citroën C3 R5 on its debut season in the WRC2.

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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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