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The 2014 World Rally Championship-3 season was the second season of the World Rally Championship-3, an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, running in support of the World Rally Championship. It was created when the Group R class of rally car was introduced in 2013.[1]

Sébastien Chardonnet started as the defending champion.[2] However, he did not defend his title as he competed in the WRC-2 championship instead.[3]

The championship was won by Stéphane Lefebvre.[4] Alastair Fisher finished the championship second with Martin Koči third.[5]

Calendar[edit]

Unlike its predecessor – the Production Car World Rally Championship – the World Rally Championship-3 did not have a fixed calendar. Instead, teams and drivers competing in the series were free to contest any of thirteen rallies that formed the 2014 World Rally Championship. They had to nominate up to six events to score points in, and their best five results from these six events counted towards their final championship points score. The World Rally Championship was open to two-wheel drive cars complying with R1, R2 and R3 regulations.[6]

Round Dates Rally name Rally headquarters Surface
1 16–18 January Monaco 82ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo France Gap, Hautes-Alpes Mixed
2 5–8 February Sweden 62nd Rally Sweden Sweden Hagfors, Värmland Snow
3 6–9 March Mexico 28º Rally Guanajuato México Guanajuato León, Guanajuato Gravel
4 3–6 April Portugal 48º Vodafone Rally de Portugal Portugal Faro, Algarve Gravel
5 8–11 May Argentina 34º Rally Argentina Córdoba Province, Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba Gravel
6 6–8 June Italy 11º Rally d'Italia Sardegna Sardinia Olbia, Gallura Gravel
7 27–29 June Poland 71st LOTOS Rally Poland Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship Mikołajki, Warmia-Masuria Gravel
8 1–3 August Finland 64th Neste Oil Rally Finland Finland Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi Gravel
9 22–24 August Germany 32. ADAC Rallye Deutschland Rhineland-Palatinate Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate Tarmac
10 12–14 September Australia 23rd Coates Hire Rally Australia New South Wales Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Gravel
11 3–5 October France Rallye de France – Alsace 2014 Alsace Strasbourg, Alsace Tarmac
12 24–26 October Spain 50º Rally RACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada Catalonia Salou, Tarragona Mixed
13 14–16 November United Kingdom 70th Wales Rally GB Wales Deeside, Flintshire Gravel

Calendar changes[edit]

  • Rally Australia and Rally New Zealand abandoned the event-sharing arrangement established in 2008 that saw each event host a round of the championship every other year. After hosting an event in 2013, Rally Australia remained on the calendar throughout 2014 and 2015 before the arrangement is due to be renegotiated.[7]
  • The Rallye Monte Carlo relocated its base from Valence in the French province of Rhône-Alpes to the town of Gap in the neighbouring province of Hautes-Alpes.[8]
  • The 2014 calendar saw the Rally of Poland return to the championship for the first time since 2009.[7] The event also crossed the border into Lithuania for one day of competition.[9] Its inclusion came at the expense of the Acropolis Rally, which was removed after struggling with its financial obligations to the championship. The Acropolis Rally later moved to the European Rally Championship for the 2014 season.[10] The rallies of Brazil and China had also been considered for inclusion on the WRC calendar before the FIA approved of the Rally of Poland.[11][12]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Constructor Entrant Driver Co-driver Tyre Class Rounds
Citroën
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
France Quentin Gilbert[13] France Quentin Gilbert[13] Belgium Renaud Jamoul[13] M R3 1
Italy Simone Tempestini[14] Italy Simone Tempestini[14] Romania Dorin Pulpea[14] M R3 4, 7–9, 11
Italy Matteo Chiarcossi[15] 13
Poland Aron Domżała[14] Poland Aron Domżała[14] Poland Przemysław Zawada[14] M R3 4, 7–8
Poland Szymon Gospodarczyk[16] 11
Poland Kamil Heller[15] 13
Germany ADAC Team Weser-Ems e.V.[14] Germany Christian Riedemann[14] Belgium Lara Vanneste[14] M R3 4, 7, 11
Belgium Michael Wenzel[17] 9
France Quentin Giordano[14] France Quentin Giordano[14] France Guillaume Duval[14] M R3 4, 7
France Valentin Sarreaud[18] 8, 11, 13
France Thomas Roux[19] 9
Slovakia Martin Koči[14] Slovakia Martin Koči[14] Czech Republic Lukáš Kostka[14] M R3 4
Slovakia Styllex Slovak National Team[20] 7–9, 11, 13
France Stéphane Lefebvre[14] France Stéphane Lefebvre[14] France Thomas Dubois[14] M R3 4, 7–9
Australia Molly Taylor[14] Australia Molly Taylor[14] Australia Coral Taylor[14] M R3 4
United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall[20] 7–8, 13
Austria Team Jaga Motorsport[14] Cyprus Panikos Polykarpou[14] Austria Gerald Winter[14] M R3 4, 7
France Sylvain Michel[14] France Sylvain Michel[14] France Gwenola Marie[14] M R3 4
Switzerland Frederico Della Casa[14] Switzerland Frederico Della Casa[14] Italy Domenico Pozzi[14] M R3 4, 7–9
United Kingdom Alastair Fisher[14] United Kingdom Alastair Fisher[14] United Kingdom Gordon Noble[14] M R3 4, 7–9, 11, 13
Austria Wurmbrand Racing Team[14] Hungary Kornél Lukács[14] Hungary Márk Mesterházi[14] M R3 4, 7–9, 11
Czech Republic Czech National Team[21] Czech Republic Jan Černý[21] Czech Republic Pavel Kohout[21] M R3 4
Italy Simone Campedelli[21] Italy Simone Campedelli[21] Italy Danilo Fappani[21] M R3 4
Finland AKK Sports Team Finland[22] Finland Teemu Suninen[22] Finland Juha-Pekka Jauhiainen[22] D R3 8
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Racing[17] United Arab Emirates Mohamed Al Mutawaa[17] United Kingdom Stephen McAuley[17] M R3 9, 12
France Eric Camilli[17] France Eric Camilli[17] France Maxime Vilmot[17] M R3 9
France Rallye Jeunes FFSA[16] 11
France Yohan Rossel[16] France Benoît Fulcrand[16] M R3 11
France Frédéric Hauswald[16] France Frédéric Hauswald[16] France Olivier Ural[16] M R3 11
Finland Hannu's Rally Team[23] Finland Henri Haapamäki[23] Finland Marko Salminen[23] M R3 13
Renault
(Renault Clio R3T)
France Alain Pyrame[16] France Alain Pyrame[16] France Vincent Varetz[16] P R3 11
Icon Class
R1 Classification
within Group R
R2
R3

Rally summaries[edit]

Round Rally name Podium finishers Statistics
Pos. Driver Team Time Stages Length Starters Finishers
1 Monaco 82ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
(15–20 January) — Results and report
1 France Quentin Gilbert
Belgium Renaud Jamoul
France Quentin Gilbert
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
5:18:33.8 (15)1a
14
(383.88 km)1b
360.48 km
1 1
No further WRC-3 entries.
2 Sweden 62nd Rally Sweden
(5–8 February) — Results and report
No WRC-3 entries. (24)
23
(323.54 km)
312.22 km
N/A N/A
3 Mexico 28° Rally Guanajuato México
(6–9 March) — Results and report
No WRC-3 entries. 21 401.77 km N/A N/A
4 Portugal 48° Rally de Portugal
(3–6 April) — Results and report
1 France Stéphane Lefebvre
France Thomas Dubois
France Stéphane Lefebvre
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
4:02:51.8 16 339.46 km 14 12
2 Germany Christian Riedemann
Belgium Lara Vanneste
Germany ADAC Team Weser-Ems e.V.
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
4:03:54.5
3 Slovakia Martin Koči
Czech Republic Lukáš Kostka
Slovakia Martin Koči
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
4:06:22.4
5 Argentina 34º Rally Argentina
(8–11 May) — Results and report
No WRC-3 entries. 14 405.10 km N/A N/A
6 Italy 11° Rally d'Italia Sardegna
(6–8 June) — Results and report
No WRC-3 entries. 17 364.54 km N/A N/A
7 Poland 71º Lotos Rally Poland
(26–29 June) — Results and report
1 France Stéphane Lefebvre
France Thomas Dubois
France Stéphane Lefebvre
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
2:58:25.3 24 336.64 km 11 9
2 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher
United Kingdom Gordon Noble
United Kingdom Alastair Fisher
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:00:38.6
3 France Quentin Giordano
France Guillaume Duval
France Quentin Giordano
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:01:51.2
8 Finland 64th Rally Finland
(1–3 August) — Results and report
1 Finland Teemu Suninen
Finland Juha-Pekka Jauhiainen
Finland AKK Sports Team Finland
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:31:27.8 26 360.94 km 10 9
2 Slovakia Martin Koči
Czech Republic Lukáš Kostka
Slovakia Styllex Slovak National Team
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:31:59.7
3 France Quentin Giordano
France Valentin Sarreaud
France Quentin Giordano
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:33:19.8
9 Germany 32. Rallye Deutschland
(22–24 August) — Results and report
1 France Stéphane Lefebvre
France Thomas Dubois
France Stéphane Lefebvre
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:27:45.4 18 324.31 km 10 6
2 Germany Christian Riedemann
Germany Michael Wenzel
Germany ADAC Team Weser-Ems e.V.
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:27:54.8
3 France Quentin Giordano
France Thomas Roux
France Quentin Giordano
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:33:21.5
10 Australia 23rd Rally Australia
(12–14 September) — Results and report
No WRC-3 entries. 20 319.58 km N/A N/A
11 France Rally de France — Alsace 2014
(3–5 October) — Results and report
No results; all 7 finishers excluded for technical irregularities.[24] 18 303.63 km 11 7[24]
12 Spain 50° Rally RACC Catalunya — Costa Daurada
(24–26 October) — Results and report
1 United Arab Emirates Mohamed Al Mutawaa
United Kingdom Stephen McAuley
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Racing
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
4:51:22.6 17 372.96 km 1 1
France Alain Pyrame
France Vincent Varetz
France Alain Pyrame
(Renault Clio R3T)
Withdrew
No further WRC-3 entries.
13 United Kingdom 70th Wales Rally GB
(14–16 November) — Results and report
1 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher
United Kingdom Gordon Noble
United Kingdom Alastair Fisher
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:31:20.1 17 305.64 km 7 6
2 Slovakia Martin Koči
Czech Republic Lukáš Kostka
Slovakia Styllex Slovak National Team
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:32:38.9
3 Finland Henri Haapamäki
Finland Marko Salminen
Finland Hannu's Rally Team
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
3:34:14.6
Notes
  • ^1  — The Monte Carlo Rally was shortened when a competitor stopped on Stage 14, blocking traffic and forcing organisers to abandon the stage.

Standings[edit]

FIA World Rally Championship-3 for Drivers[edit]

Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 France Stéphane Lefebvre 1 1 8 1 EX 79
2 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher Ret 2 5 4 EX 1 65
3 Slovakia Martin Koči 3 4 2 Ret EX 2 63
4 France Quentin Giordano 10 3 3 3 EX 6 54
5 Germany Christian Riedemann 2 5 WD 2 WD 46
6 Australia Molly Taylor 8 8 4 4 32
7 Italy Simone Tempestini 6 Ret 6 5 Ret Ret 26
8 Finland Teemu Suninen 1 25
9 France Quentin Gilbert 1 25
10 United Arab Emirates Mohamed Al-Mutawaa Ret 1 25
11 Poland Aron Domżała Ret 7 7 EX 5 22
12 Switzerland Federico della Casa 4 9 9 Ret 16
13 Hungary Kornél Lukács 12 6 Ret 6 Ret 16
14 Finland Henri Haapamäki 3 15
15 Italy Simone Campedelli 5 WD 10
16 Czech Republic Jan Černý 7 6
17 Cyprus Panikos Polykarpou 9 Ret 2
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

FIA World Rally Championship-3 for Co-Drivers[edit]

Pos. Co-driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 France Thomas Dubois 1 1 8 1 EX 79
2 United Kingdom Gordon Noble Ret 2 5 4 EX 1 65
3 Czech Republic Lukáš Kostka 3 4 2 Ret EX 2 63
4 Belgium Lara Vanneste 2 5 WD WD 28
5 United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall 8 4 4 28
6 Romania Dorin Pulpea 6 Ret 6 5 Ret 26
7 Finland Juha-Pekka Jauhiainen 1 25
8 Belgium Renaud Jamoul 1 25
9 United Kingdom Stephen McAuley Ret 1 25
10 France Valentin Sarreaud 3 EX 6 23
11 Germany Michael Wenzel 2 18
12 France Guillaume Duval 10 3 16
13 Hungary Márk Mesterházi 12 6 Ret 6 Ret 16
14 Italy Domenico Pozzi 4 9 9 Ret 16
15 France Thomas Roux 3 15
16 Finland Marko Salminen 3 15
17 Poland Przemek Zawada Ret 7 7 12
18 Italy Danilo Fappani 5 WD 10
19 Poland Kamil Heller 5 10
20 Czech Republic Pavel Kohout 7 6
21 Australia Coral Taylor 8 4
22 Austria Gerald Winter 9 Ret 2
Pos. Co-driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

FIA World Rally Championship-3 for Teams[edit]

Pos. Team MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
1 Germany ADAC Team Weser-Ems e.V. 1 2 WD 1 WD 68
2 Slovakia Styllex Slovak National Team 1 2 Ret EX 1 68
3 Austria Wurmbrand Racing Team 4 3 Ret 2 Ret 45
4 Finland AKK Sports Team Finland 1 25
5 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Racing Ret 1 25
6 Czech Republic Czech National Team 2 18
7 Finland Hannu's Rally Team 2 18
8 Austria Team Jaga Motorsport 3 Ret 15
Pos. Team MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
POL
Poland
FIN
Finland
DEU
Germany
AUS
Australia
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Regulation changes[edit]

  • All competitors registered in the Championships–WRC, WRC-2, WRC-3 and the Junior WRC—were obliged to use a colour-coded windscreen sticker to distinguish its category.[25]
  • Drivers were no longer assigned permanent numbers, except upon request.[25]
  • All competitors registered for the Junior WRC were registered for scoring points in the World Rally Championship-3.[26]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "WRC 3: Champagne for Chardonnet". WRC.com. WRC.com. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
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