Are 10 months away from the debut of season 2017 of the World
Rally and yet, it is already disputed. The notable technical change that
suffers the category will cause the World Rally Car that surquen the sections of the
championship from next year are cars more cheerful, powerful and with
an aerodynamic and more aggressive thanks to the development of body more
muscular. It is a lot to see in action their variants are definitive, but Volkswagen, Citroën and Toyota will test the first mules
testing during these next two weeks. The tech race has begun.
Citroën Racing will double its testing program. The team
French, not subject to the limitation of test to not be registered as a manufacturer
in the season 2016 for the WRC, he has chosen to draw a plan of test in
parallel. The frenchman Alex Bengue will debut the first mule
testing of the Citroën C3 WRC in the test track of Satory, near Paris.
However, the weight of the evidence will be in charge of Kris Meeke, who
focus their efforts in the second specification of the C3 WRC, which will be a
evolution of the first and will be closer to the final version to confirm.
Toyota Gazoo Racing also has limitation in the test and
although the project of Tommi Mäkinen has suffered some delays, the Yaris WRC will be launched in the next few days. The team will also liza two teams of test parallel any time you own Tommi
Mäkinen, Juho Hänninen and Mikko Hirvonen will be uploaded to the mule testing of the Yaris WRC. The first test will take place in Finland, near the base of the
the team in Jyväskyla, while the following tests shall be for
the south and centre of Europe from may.
Volkswagen Motorsport has advanced its work testing
components on a particular Polo R WRC 2015, but also the brand
German is close to completing the first few miles with the mule testing
the Polo R WRC was designed under regulations of 2017. responsible for making his debut
this model will be Marcus Gronholm and Dieter Depping, the two pilots of
testing of the mark. After the Rally of Argentina, will be the pilots
officers that are able to test the vehicle in 2017. It will be then
Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala can check their progress real.
Outside of this assault are the other two ‘brands’. Both Hyundai as the M-Sport will carry out their first tests in June and
July with the new World Rally Car. In the case of the Korean company is a step
logical if we take into account working to approve in June the
Hyundai i20 R5, model, intended for private teams that will be the sustenance
economic for the project in the World. For his part, M-Sport has the resources
limited do not have the direct support of Ford and to the opportunity of
to highlight this season, has decided not to invest themselves in the development of the World
Rally Car 2017.