The Tour de Corse has published the list of entries of your
59th edition, quotes a round of the WRC. In total there will be 77 crews
that will compete on the roads of a test known form popular as the ‘rally of the
Of 10,000 curves’, being the great attraction the presence of up to 12 World Rally
Car. A small number in comparison with other quotes from the WRC and that
leaves a bittersweet taste to the organizers. In fact, the fight for the title
of WRC2 and the large presence of pilots from the different competitions
local will add color to the park for assistance.
No surprises within the list of World Rally Car, we find once more the three official cars of Volkswagen and Hyundai, the four Ford Fiesta RS WRC, spread between M-Sport and the team DMACK and in this case two Citroën DS3 WRC. Twelve vehicles of the category queen in total to be played for a win which is very costly in a tarmac-based rally complex. Be that as it may and to the open track, the big favorites to win are once again Sébastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen, the three official drivers of Volkswagen Motorsport in his first rally without Jost Capito.
Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo are in charge of scoring for Hyundai, while Hayden Paddon is relegated to the third i20 WRC for the second consecutive time, something understandable once the asphalt is the protagonist. Mads Ostberg and Eric Camilli alongside Ott Tanak defend the interests of M-Sport and DMACK, while Lorenzo Bertelli returns to competition after missing out on the Rally of Germany for the injury of his co-pilot after the accident in Finland. Finally, Kris Meeke and Craig Breen compete with the Citroën DS3 WRC at the low of Stéphane Lefebvre.
Very interesting and raises the fight in WRC2, with Elfyn Evans
needed to win with his Ford Fiesta R5 if you want to claim the title.
Defending the interests of Skoda Motorsport will be Jan Kopecký, while
the presence of Kevin Abbring with the Hyundai i20 R5 official Hyundai is
great novelty, although also outside of the category are the i20 Stéphane
Sarrazin and Fabio Andolfi. Returning to the category WRC2, they also highlight the
names of Quentin Gilbert with the Citroën DS3 R5, Quentin Giordano and
Spanish José Antonio ‘Rocket’ Suarez with two Peugeot 208 T16 R5.
With a total of 10 contestants in JWRC, to which they are added
four other riders within the category WRC3, maybe it should be more
review the ‘outsider’ present in this test. However, with a Skoda
Fabia R5 we find François Delecour or Teemu Suninen, both without being
registered in the category WRC2. It also stresses the participation of a Porsche
993 GT3 Cup from the hand of Marc Vallicionim, as much as seeing a Subaru Impreza
WRX STi or a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO. The Renault Clio R3 are all a
legion among the participants in the Tour de Corse.