Following in the footsteps of Hyundai and Toyota, the latter still
in action in their test with the Yaris, Citroën Racing has also chosen to Almeria
for your test before the Rally of Mexico. Stéphane Lefebvre has been the pilot
in charge of starting the tests with the Citroën C3 WRC face to the third
round of the World Rally, first meeting of the calendar that is played on
gravel. Kris Meeke, in charge of piloting the other Citroen C3 WRC round
contested on the roads of Guanajuato, will give the relay to your partner in these
test held in Spain.
Citroën Racing has met with a the beginning of the season discreet,
not only at the level of results, but at the level of sensations. Kris Meeke, Craig
Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre have coincided in affirming that the Citroen C3 WRC has
a behavior somewhat erratic, especially on the second pass through the
sections. The rear offers little confidence to the pilots and even reaches
no surprise in their behavior to the pilots, which caused the output of
track Kris Meeke in the Rally of Sweden. In the team expect that this test
serve to remedy the situation, taking advantage of the to compete on gravel.
Despite this situation, in Citroën Racing you already have in
mind the project of development of a new Citroën C3 R5. After finishing the
creation and construction of the Citroën C3 WRC, a fact that will take place when
to arrive at the third and fourth unit of the World Rally Car French in Corsica and
Portugal, the brand will start the work to create a R5 from their new
car. In this aspect, is expected to start the test in the second
quarter of 2017 with the aim of to make its debut this Citroën C3 R5 in the
Monte carlo Rally 2018.