Citroën Racing explains his 'planning' with the C3 WRC 2017


it is No coincidence that Citroën Racing is set to the manufacturer with more miles of test with your World Rally Car, and many point to the Citroën C3 WRC 2017 as the rival to beat. After leaving the WTCC, the signing of the PSA Group has focused 100% in his return to the WRC, and has done so under a ‘planning’ perfectly studied. The brand will play the Monte carlo Rally with two units of the Citroen C3 WRC aimed to Kris Meeke and Stéphane Lefebvre, leaving Craig Breen relegated to a Citroën DS3 WRC. All in all, the third unit of the new World Rally Car will arrive in France.

According to the plot plan and showing financial muscle remarkable, Citroën Racing only compete with two C3 WRC in the first three tests calendar in Monte carlo, Sweden and Mexico. Waiting to see if there is alternation between Lefebvre and Breen in the second C3 WRC during these three quotes, it is expected that the third Citroën C3 WRC comes with the occasion of the Tour de Corse, going to be reduced to two the list of World Rally Cars of new generation in a timely manner and by logistical issues in the Rally of Argentina, since the vehicles travel from Mexico.

The Rally Portugal is the turning point of the offensive total of Citroën as will four units of the C3 WRC, as Khalid Al-Qassimi will be added to the payroll of pilots training. The pilot Arabic will compete also in Poland, Finland, Spain, Wales, and Australia, so that these appointments will remain the four Citroën C3 WRC, while in Italy and Germany there will be three units. An effort that will lead to Citroën Racing to build two units of the C3 WRC pilot, except in the case of Khalid Al-Qassimi who will have a chassis for the whole season.

Planning Citroën Racing for the season 2017 of the WRC

Fecha Rally Superficie C3 WRC
19-22 January Monte carlo Asphalt / Snow 2
9-12 February Sweden Snow / Ice 2
9-12 of marzo México Grava 2
6-9 April Tour de Corse Asphalt 3
27-30 of abril Argentina Grava 2
18-21 of mayo Portugal Grava 4
8-11 of junio Italia-Cerdeña Grava 3
29 June – 2 julio Polonia Grava 4
27-30 of julio Finlandia Grava 4
17-20 of agosto Alemania Asfalto 3
5-8 October Spain Gravel / Asphalt 4
26-29 of octubre Gales Grava 4
16-19 of noviembre Australia Grava 4