The Tour de Corse, fourth round of the WRC and the first on
asphalt of the season, has published its entry list. A total of 83
crews will meet on the roads of Corsica, which implies a
of the shares with the greatest attractions of this season. In
this aspect, 12 World Rally Cars of new generation will compete for the
absolute victory in the Tour de Corse. Their presence is combined with the other 2
World Rally Cars of old, as well as with the 15 enrolled of the category WRC2 and
the debut of the 10 participants in the JWRC.
Three of the four manufacturers present in the WRC
they will compete for the order with three units of their World Rally Car. In this way,
M-Sport, Hyundai and Citroen will fight once and for all, to equality of
conditions, although that does not diminish that Sébastien Ogier is the favorite to
victoria. The French rider is still waiting to know that is happening with your possible
exclusion in the Rally of Mexico, but a priori addresses the rally as a leader. With
the other two Ford Fiesta RS WRC ’17 will be present Ott Tanak and Elfyn Evans that score by M-Sport,
this last with the colors of DMACK.
Hyundai Motorsport continues to count with Hayden Paddon,
Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo, which assumes input to be a candidate for the
victory for the natural ability of the last two on the road. The Hyundai
i20 WRC Coupe already proved to be very fast in the sections driest of the Rally
Monte-carlo. All in all, opposite will be Citroën Racing, for the first time with the
three Citroën C3 WRC. For the first time this season, Kris Meeke,
Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre will be able to compete with the new World
Rally Car French. The brand plays at home.
The roster of World Rally Cars the complete the two Toyota
Yaris WRC of Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hänninen, as well as the Ford Fiesta RS WRC
’17 Mads Ostberg, back after brand-new paternity almost to the par of the
celebration of the Rally of Mexico. In addition, two Ford Fiesta RS WRC ‘old school’
will be piloted by two local riders such as Armando Pereira and Alain
Vauthier. All in all, none of the two French inscribed on the WRC Trophy,
category in the Tour de Corse does not have any participant, certifying the
little success among private pilots.
The category WRC2 will live a huge competition, with up to 15 cars registered. The French Eric Camilli is one of the favorites for the win with the Ford Fiesta R5, but it will have a large number of rivals to be feared. The Skoda Fabia R5 Jan Kopecký and Andreas Mikkelsen are perhaps another force is dominant the category, but cannot be ruled out Bryan Bouffier and his Fiesta R5, the always fast Ole Christian Veiby although it is not competing on your surface of choice or to Fabio Andolfi with the Hyundai i20 R5. Teemu Suninen also makes act of presence with the second Ford Fiesta R5 M-Sport and Lukasz Pieniazek with the Peugeot 208 T16 R5.
Romain Dumas and François Delecour not fail at the time of the house in the bosom of the category R-GT. The first is unconditional to his Porsche 991 GT3 RS 4.0, while the second one will compete with a unit from the Abarth 124 Rally. All in all, another great attraction passes for the premiere of the renovated JWRC with the Ford Fiesta R2. A total of ten registered will be given appointment in the category of training. Terry Folb may be the name more sonorous of the Junior WRC, while in the Tour de Corse competes the spaniard Nil Solans.