Eleven drivers and seven nationalities will meet in a new season of Junior WRC. The category of promotion organized by the FIA and managed by Citroën Racing for the third consecutive year, promises a year full of emotions. However, the category intended for learning and projection of the younger riders in the World Rally account with a payroll of pilots very interesting who seek to follow the steps in your day completed riders like Sébastien Loeb (2001), Dani Sordo (2005), Sébatien Ogier (2008) or, more recently, other drivers such as Craig Breen, Elfyn Evans and Stéphane Lefebvre.
the Result of the management of Citroën Racing for the third consecutive year, enrollees will drive identical drives of the Citroën DS3 R3-Max, a vehicle performance superior to the Ford Fiesta R2T used in the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy, the other cup brand present in the World. However, the arrival of the R3 to the category has resulted in an increase in the cost of the programs pilots. Does not seem like the best solution for a category in which their participants must not exceed 28 years of age by regulations, and seeking a place within the WRC.
Among the riders who will contest the six rounds the Junior WRC -with an average age of 24.4 years – it is worth noting four names. Ole Christian Veiby is the favorite to win because in 2015 he finished runner-up. However, there are other riders of great level as Martin Koci, Simone Tempestini and Andrea Crugnola. All have in common that they can star in the first victory does not French of the category since the arrival of Citroën Racing, while Terry Folb will look to continue the streak French started by Stéphane Lefebvre (2014) and Quentin Gilbert (2015) at the wheel of a DS3 R3-Max operated by Sébastien Loeb Racing.
entry List of the season 2016 for the JWRC
|Ole Christian Veiby||Norway||19||Stig Rune Skjaermoen||Prinsport|
|Vincent Dubert||France||23||Alexandre Coria||AFC Racing|
|Martin Koci||Slovakia||23||Lukas Kostka||Styllex Motorsport|
|Lukasz Pleniazek||Poland||25||Przemyslaw Mazur||LP Rally Team|
|Romain Martel||France||27||Vanessa Lemoine||Trajectoire Racing|
|Simone Tempestini||Italy||21||Matteo Chiarcossi||Keane Motorsport|
|Mohamed Al-Mutawaa||UAE||23||Stephen McAuley||Abu Dhabi Racing|
|Frédéric Hauswald||France||25||Maxime Vilmot||Trajectoire Racing|
|Thilo Himmel||Namibia||25||Nico Swartz||Hans Weijs Motorsport|
|Terry Folb||France||25||Franck Le Floch||Sébastien Loeb Racing|
|Andrea Crugnola||Italy||27||Michele Ferrara||Delta Rally|