Four riders Citroën in the private team Abu Dhabi Total WRT

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Kris Meeke, Stéphane Lefebvre, Craig Breen and Khalid Al-Qassimi will compete with the Citroën DS3 WRC in the season 2016 for the World Rally thanks to the creation of a powerful private computer. The Abu Dhabi Total WRT born of the integration of the economic efforts of Al-Qassimi -the patron of the team – and PH Sport. No official team Citroën Racing, this training will make the times of the French structure while it develops and builds its new World Rally Car, and returns to the championship for 2017. The team has guaranteed that it will align between one and three Citroën DS3 WRC in all the appointments for european championship.

With Kris Meeke as the tip of the spear despite their parallel work with Citroën Racing, the other three pilots will alternate on the two remaining units of the Citroën DS3 WRC. In this aspect, it is expected that Khalid Al-Qassimi dispute specific tests as he has been doing in the last few seasons in the World, leaving more space for the development of Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre, two riders that need to kilometers on a World Rally Car. In regard to the pilot of Abu Dhabi, in 2015, has played five tests and, in 2014, it held four rallies, to be expected that in 2016 to move in those numbers.

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In the press release has not unraveled the exact program of the computer
Abu Dhabi Total WRT, but it has been defined the alignment of
pilots for the first two appointments in the calendar. Kris Meeke and
Stéphane Lefebvre will team-up in Monte carlo
behind the wheel of the two
unique Citroën DS3 WRC that will align this equipment with the assistance
technique of PH Sport. As we already explained when we advance a
possibility similar, Stéphane Lefebvre will be associated with your new
co-driver Gabin Moreau
. Until now had competed with the veteran
Stéphane Prévot, who has decided not to join this private project.

In
the Rally of Sweden, three Citroën DS3 WRC for Meeke, Al-Qassimi and
Craig Breen
. A test that will be very important for the last two already
that will be the first appearance of Khalid Al-Qassimi in a test that does not
it gives nothing wrong. Most notable will be to Craig Breen which will debut at
the controls for the Citroën DS3 WRC
. The irish next to Scott Martin has only
competed on a World Rally Car on two occasions, but never in the
a French model. Will provide a step forward after competing in WRC2 with a
Peugeot 208 T16 R5 2015.