Citroën DS3 WRC

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Citroën DS3 WRC [1]
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Category World Rally Car
Constructor Citroën Racing
Technical specifications[2]
Chassis Reinforced body with welded, multi-point roll cage
Suspension (front) MacPherson type
Suspension (rear) MacPherson type
Length 3,948 mm (155.4 in)
Width 1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Axle track 1,618 mm (63.7 in)
Wheelbase 2,461 mm (96.9 in)
Engine Custom-built Citroën 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) I4 turbocharged transversal
Transmission Sadev 6-speed sequential manual transmission Front and rear mechanical auto-locking differentials
Weight 1,200 kg (2,645.5 lb)
Fuel Total
Tyres Michelin
Competition history
Notable entrants Citroën Total World Rally Team
Citroën Junior Team
Notable drivers United Kingdom Kris Meeke
Norway Mads Østberg
United Arab Emirates Khalid Al Qassimi
previously:
France Sébastien Loeb
Finland Mikko Hirvonen
Spain Dani Sordo
France Sébastien Ogier
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Norway Petter Solberg
Debut 2011 Rally Sweden

The Citroën DS3 WRC is the World Rally Car built for the Citroën World Rally Team by Citroën Racing for use from the 2011 World Rally Championship season. It is based upon the Citroën DS3 road car, and replaces the highly successful Citroën C4 WRC. It is built to the new World Rally Car regulations for 2011, which are based upon the existing Super 2000 regulations, but is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine rather than the normally aspirated 2-litre engine found in Super 2000 cars.

Development work on the car has been carried out during 2010 by Citroën drivers Sébastien Loeb, Dani Sordo, Sébastien Ogier and test driver Philippe Bugalski as well as sister Peugeot drivers Kris Meeke[3] and Stéphane Sarrazin.[4]

The engine has been specifically developed for this car (older regulations required that the engine be based on an existing mass-produced engine's cylinder block and head gasket). It officially develops 300 bhp (223.7 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 350 N·m (35.7 kgf·m) at 3,250 rpm.[2]

WRC victories[edit]

No. Event Season Surface Driver Co-driver
1 Mexico 24º Corona Rally México 2011 Gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
2 Portugal 45º Vodafone Rally de Portugal 2011 Gravel France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia
3 Jordan 29th Jordan Rally 2011 Gravel France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia
4 Italy 8° Rally d'Italia Sardegna 2011 Gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
5 Argentina 31º Rally Argentina 2011 Gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
6 Greece 57th Acropolis Rally 2011 Gravel France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia
7 Finland 61st Rally Finland 2011 Gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
8 Germany 29. ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2011 Tarmac France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia
9 France 27th Rallye de France – Alsace 2011 Tarmac France Sébastien Ogier France Julien Ingrassia
10 Spain 47è Rally RACC Catalunya 2011 Tarmac/gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
11 Monaco 80ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2012 Tarmac/snow France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
12 Mexico 25º Rally Guanajuato México 2012 Gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
13 Argentina 32º Rally Argentina 2012 Gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
14 Greece 58th Acropolis Rally 2012 Gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
15 New Zealand 42nd Rally New Zealand 2012 Gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
16 Finland 62nd Rally Finland 2012 Gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
17 Germany 30. ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2012 Tarmac France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
18 France 28th Rallye de France – Alsace 2012 Tarmac France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
19 Italy 9º Rally d'Italia — Sardegna 2012 Gravel Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen
20 Spain 48è Rally RACC Catalunya 2012 Tarmac/gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
21 Monaco 81ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2013 Tarmac/snow France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
22 Argentina 33º Phillips LED Rally Argentina 2013 Gravel France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
23 Germany 31. ADAC Rallye Deutschland 2013 Tarmac Spain Dani Sordo Spain Carlos del Barrio

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TECHNICAL DATA SHEET". Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Mini John Cooper Works WRC
Autosport Awards
Rally Car of the Year

2012
Succeeded by
Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak