The grapes will have a special taste in the World Rally. The passing of the year means to the WRC a change of era with the retirement of the current generation of World Rally Cars and the arrival of a new family of vehicles more powerful, aggressive and muscular. As is logical, it is the time of to take stock and see the numbers of the first generation of World Rally Cars 1.6 Turbo that have competed since 2011 until the end of 2016. How could it be otherwise after four years filled with successes, the Volkswagen Polo R WRC is the best model winner.
there Is no doubt that Volkswagen will go down in history as the great master this was in the World and this is evident with the numbers he has achieved. From 2013 to 2016, in just four years, the Volkswagen Polo R WRC has added a total of 43 wins, or what is the same, the 55.1 per cent of victories in the 78 rallies that have been played since 2011. A fact that is almost irrelevant if we consider that the volume of wins for the Polo R WRC grows to 82.7% if we have only the four years he has been in competition.
somehow, during this stage, Citroen and Hyundai have picked up the crumbs that has left Volkswagen, although the baggage for the French brand is much greater for the domain in 2011 and 2012. During these two seasons, the Citroën DS3 WRC scored 20 victories, and then be eclipsed not only by the arrival of Volkswagen, but also by the successive marches of Ogier and Loeb. in the end, the Citroën DS3 WRC has 26 victories in his palmares, 33.3% of which were in game. Loeb has been the rider who wins has achieved with the World Rally Car French.
For his part, the Hyundai i20 WRC has added three victories in total, without making distinctions between their two generations. This means that the World Rally Car Korean has been added to the 3.9% of the wins, far from the figures of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC, the whole time the vehicle of M-Sport has added a total of six wins (7.7 per cent). The big difference between the two World Rally Cars is the trend that they have followed in the overall picture of the championship, as the six victories of the Ford Fiesta RS WRC, dating from 2011 and 2012. For his part, the Mini JCW WRC never achieved a victory.
The number of podiums for the model in the period 2011 and 2016 is a lot more matched. However, the Volkswagen Polo R WRC has added 87 podiums (37,2%), 67 of the Citroën DS3 WRC (28,6%). With 57 podiums remains the Ford Fiesta RS WRC (24.4 per cent), for the 20 that have added the Hyundai i20 WRC in its two generations (8.5 per cent). The Mini JCW with its three podiums has a 1.3% of the same. With all and leaving the podiums in the margin, the era between 2011 and 2016 is two-star, Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier. The two have combined for 52 wins, which represents 66.7% of the gains were in the game.