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The 2014 World Rally Championship-3 season will be 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 will be the defending category champion.[2] However, he will not defend his title as he will instead compete in the WRC-2 championship.[3]

Calendar[edit]

Unlike its predecessor, the Production Car World Rally Championship, the World Rally Championship-3 does not have a fixed calendar. Instead, teams and drivers competing in the series are free to contest any of thirteen rallies that form the 2013 World Rally Championship. They must nominate up to six events to score points in, and their best five results from these six events will count towards their final championship points score. The World Rally Championship is open to two-wheel drive cars complying with R1, R2 and R3 regulations.[4]

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 will abandon 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 will remain on the calendar throughout 2014 and 2015 before the arrangement is due to be renegotiated.[5]
  • The Rallye Monte Carlo will relocate its base from Valence in the French province of Rhône-Alpes to the town of Gap in the neighbouring province of Hautes-Alpes.[6]
  • The 2014 calendar will see the Rally of Poland return to the championship for the first time since 2009.[5] The event will also cross the border into Lithuania for one day of competition.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9][10]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Constructor Entrant Driver Co-driver Tyre Class Rounds
Citroën
(Citroën DS3 R3T)
France Quentin Gilbert[11] France Quentin Gilbert[11] Belgium Renaud Jamoul[11] M R3 1
Italy Simone Tempestini[12] Italy Simone Tempestini[12] Romania Dorin Pulpea[12] M R3 4, 7–9, 11
Poland Aron Domżała[12] Poland Aron Domżała[12] Poland Przemysław Zawada[12] M R3 4, 7–8
Poland Szymon Gospodarczyk[13] 11
Germany ADAC Team Weser-Ems e.V.[12] Germany Christian Riedemann[12] Belgium Lara Vanneste[12] M R3 4, 7, 11
Belgium Michael Wenzel[14] 9
France Quentin Giordano[12] France Quentin Giordano[12] France Guillaume Duval[12] M R3 4, 7
France Valentin Sarreaud[15] 8, 11
France Thomas Roux[16] 9
Slovakia Martin Koči[12] Slovakia Martin Koči[12] Czech Republic Lukáš Kostka[12] M R3 4
Slovakia Styllex Slovak National Team[17] 7–9, 11
France Stéphane Lefebvre[12] France Stéphane Lefebvre[12] France Thomas Dubois[12] M R3 4, 7–9
Australia Molly Taylor[12] Australia Molly Taylor[12] Australia Coral Taylor[12] M R3 4
United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall[17] 7–8
Austria Team Jaga Motorsport[12] Cyprus Panikos Polykarpou[12] Austria Gerald Winter[12] M R3 4, 7
France Sylvain Michel[12] France Sylvain Michel[12] France Gwenola Marie[12] M R3 4
Switzerland Frederico Della Casa[12] Switzerland Frederico Della Casa[12] Italy Domenico Pozzi[12] M R3 4, 7–9
United Kingdom Alastair Fisher[12] United Kingdom Alastair Fisher[12] United Kingdom Gordon Noble[12] M R3 4, 7–9, 11
Austria Wurmbrand Racing Team[12] Hungary Kornél Lukács[12] Hungary Márk Mesterházi[12] M R3 4, 7–9, 11
Czech Republic Czech National Team[18] Czech Republic Jan Černý[18] Czech Republic Pavel Kohout[18] M R3 4
Italy Simone Campedelli[18] Italy Simone Campedelli[18] Italy Danilo Fappani[18] M R3 4
Finland AKK Sports Team Finland[19] Finland Teemu Suninen[19] Finland Juha-Pekka Jauhiainen[19] D R3 8
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Racing[14] United Arab Emirates Mohamed Al Mutawaa[14] United Kingdom Stephen McAuley[14] TBA R3 9
France Eric Camilli[14] France Eric Camilli[14] France Maxime Vilmot[14] M R3 9
France Rallye Jeunes FFSA[13] 11
France Yohan Rossel[13] France Benoît Fulcrand[13] M R3 11
France Frédéric Hauswald[13] France Frédéric Hauswald[13] France Olivier Ural[13] M R3 11
Renault
(Renault Clio R3T)
France Alain Pyrame[13] France Alain Pyrame[13] France Julie Fuchs[13] TBA 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
(383.88km)1b
360.48km
1 1
No further WRC-3 entries.
2 Sweden 62nd Rally Sweden
(5–8 February) — Results and report
No WRC-3 entries. (24)
23
(323.54km)
312.22km
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 Finaland
(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
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 79
2 Germany Christian Riedemann 2 5 WD 2 46
3 France Quentin Giordano 10 3 3 3 46
4 Slovakia Martin Koči 3 4 2 Ret 45
5 United Kingdom Alastair Fisher Ret 2 5 4 40
6 Italy Simone Tempestini 6 Ret 6 5 26
7 Finland Teemu Suninen 1 25
8 France Quentin Gilbert 1 25
9 Australia Molly Taylor 8 8 4 20
10 Switzerland Federico della Casa 4 9 9 Ret 16
11 Hungary Kornél Lukács 12 6 Ret 6 16
12 Poland Aron Domżała Ret 7 7 12
13 Italy Simone Campedelli 5 WD 10
14 Czech Republic Jan Černý 7 6
15 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 79
2 Czech Republic Lukáš Kostka 3 4 2 Ret 45
3 United Kingdom Gordon Noble Ret 2 5 4 40
4 Belgium Lara Vanneste 2 5 WD 28
5 Romania Dorin Pulpea 6 Ret 6 5 26
6 Finland Juha-Pekka Jauhiainen 1 25
7 Belgium Renaud Jamoul 1 25
8 Germany Michael Wenzel 2 18
9 France Guillaume Duval 10 3 16
10 United Kingdom Sebastian Marshall 8 4 16
11 Italy Domenico Pozzi 4 9 9 Ret 16
12 Hungary Márk Mesterházi 12 6 Ret 6 16
13 France Valentin Sarreaud 3 15
14 France Thomas Roux 3 15
15 Poland Przemek Zawada Ret 7 7 12
16 Italy Danilo Fappani 5 WD 10
17 Czech Republic Pavel Kohout 7 6
18 Australia Coral Taylor 8 4
19 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 68
2 Austria Wurmbrand Racing Team 4 3 Ret 2 45
3 Slovakia Styllex Slovak National Team 1 2 Ret 43
4 Finland AKK Sports Team Finland 1 25
5 Czech Republic Czech National Team 2 18
6 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—will be obliged to use a colour-coded windscreen sticker to distinguish its category.[20]
  • Drivers will no longer be assigned permanent numbers, except upon request.[20]
  • All competitors registered for the Junior WRC will be registered for scoring points in the World Rally Championship-3.[21]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "WRC 3: Champagne for Chardonnet". WRC.com. WRC.com. 6 October 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Citroën Racing continues its involvement in rallying". CitroenRacing.com (Citroën Racing). 16 December 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "2013 FIA World Rally Championship Sporting Regulations". fia.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Evans, David (25 September 2013). "Greece set to lose WRC slot to Poland in 13-round 2014 calendar". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rallye Monte Carlo heads home for Ogier". WRC.com. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
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  8. ^ Evans, David (7 November 2013). "Acropolis Rally secures ERC slot for 2014". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Evans, David (29 May 2013). "2014 WRC calendar set to be confirmed in June". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
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  14. ^ a b c d e f g "ADAC Rallye Deutschland Entry List". www.adac-rallye-deutschland.de. www.adac-rallye-deutschland.de. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  15. ^ "Rally Finland Start List" (PDF). Rally Finland. AKK Sports Oy. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "ADAC Rallye Deutschland updated Entry List" (PDF). Rallye Deutschland. ADAC. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Rally Poland Start List". rajdpolski.pl. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f "Rally Portugal Entry List". rallydeportugal.pt. rallydeportugal.pt. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c "Draft Entry List - Neste Oil Rally Finland 2014". Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  20. ^ a b "World Motorsport Council December". FIA.com. FIA.com. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "2014 FIA Junior WRC Championship". FIA.com. FIA.com. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 

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