World Rally Championship-3

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The FIA World Rally Championship-3, or WRC-3 (formerly known as Production World Rally Championship, or PWRC), is a companion rally series to the World Rally Championship, and is driven on the same stages. WRC-3 is limited to production-based cars homologated under the R1, R2 and R3 rules. The series began in 2002, replacing the FIA Group N Rally Championship and it was for Group N cars. The cars used were modified road cars, often based on turbocharged, four wheel drive versions of standard small cars such as the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, although a wide range of vehicles are homologated by the FIA for use in Group N. Apart from FIA sanctioned events, a lot of rallies at national levels are run under Group N.

Calendar[edit]

Until 2012 PWRC was support series to the WRC in selected rounds. Like S-WRC, the PWRC calendar consisted of 8 races(as of 2012) with 2 rallies outside Europe. For 2013 the fixed calendar was scrapped. 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.

Changes for 2013[edit]

From 2013, the Production WRC was renamed WRC-3.[1] With the introduction of Group R the new WRC-3 was to be for 2WD production based cars from Group R1, R2 and R3. As a result, no other cars under Group N and A were to be homologated. The current N4 cars were supposed to compete instead in WRC-2, alongside the current S2000, R4 and R5 cars.

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Car 2nd Car 3rd Car
WRC-3
2016 Italy Simone Tempestini Citroën DS3 R3T France Michel Fabre Citroën DS3 R3T Italy Fabio Andolfi Peugeot 208 R2
2015 France Quentin Gilbert Citroën DS3 R3T Norway Ole Christian Veiby Citroën DS3 R3T Italy Simone Tempestini Citroën DS3 R3T
2014 France Stéphane Lefebvre Citroën DS3 R3T United Kingdom Alastair Fisher Citroën DS3 R3T Slovakia Martin Koči Citroën DS3 R3T
2013 France Sébastien Chardonnet Citroën DS3 R3T Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin Citroën DS3 R3T France Quentin Gilbert Citroën DS3 R3T
PWRC
2012 Mexico Benito Guerra Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Argentina Marcos Ligato Subaru Impreza WRX STI Ukraine Valeriy Gorban Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2011 New Zealand Hayden Paddon Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sweden Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STI Poland Michał Kościuszko Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2010 Portugal Armindo Araújo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Sweden Patrik Flodin Subaru Impreza WRX STI New Zealand Hayden Paddon Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2009 Portugal Armindo Araújo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Czech Republic Martin Prokop Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2008 Austria Andreas Aigner Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Finland Juho Hänninen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Finland Jari Ketomaa Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2007 Japan Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI Argentina Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX United Kingdom Mark Higgins Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2006 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STI Japan Fumio Nutahara Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX San Marino Mirco Baldacci Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
2005 Japan Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STI Argentina Marcos Ligato Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2004 United Kingdom Niall McShea Subaru Impreza WRX STI Japan Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI Finland Jani Paasonen Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
2003 United Kingdom Martin Rowe Subaru Impreza WRX STI Japan Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sweden Stig Blomqvist Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2002 Malaysia Karamjit Singh Proton Pert Finland Kristian Sohlberg Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Peru Ramón Ferreyros Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
FIA Cup for Production Rally Drivers
2001 Argentina Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Uruguay Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Austria Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI
2000 Austria Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Uruguay Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Argentina Gabriel Pozzo Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI
1999 Uruguay Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V / Evo VI Oman Hamed Al-Waihabi Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V / Evo VI Japan Toshi Arai Subaru Impreza WRX
1998 Uruguay Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV / Evo V Austria Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo V Spain Luís Climent Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo IV / Proton Wira 4WD
1997 Uruguay Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III Spain Luís Climent Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo IV Austria Manfred Stohl Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Evo IV
1996 Uruguay Gustavo Trelles Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III / Subaru Impreza WRX Germany Uwe Nittel Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III Belgium Pascal Smets Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III
1995 Portugal Rui Madeira Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II Argentina Jorge Recalde Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II Germany Isolde Holderied Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II
1994 Spain Jesús Puras Ford Escort RS Cosworth Germany Isolde Holderied Mitsubishi Lancer Evo I / Evo II Argentina Jorge Recalde Mitsubishi Lancer RS / Evo II
1993 Italy Alex Fassina Mazda 323 GTR Portugal António Coutinho Ford Escort RS Cosworth Finland Jarmo Kytölehto Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1992 Belgium Grégoire De Mévius Nissan Sunny GTI-R Japan Hiroshi Nishiyama Nissan Sunny GTI-R Argentina Carlos Menem jr. Lancia Delta HF Integrale
1991 Belgium Grégoire De Mévius Mazda 323 GTX Spain Fernando Capdevila Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4 Argentina Carlos Menem jr. Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4
Italy Piergiorgio Bedini Lancia Delta Integrale 16V / Volkswagen Golf GTi 16V
1990 France Alain Oreille Renault 5 GT Turbo Uruguay Gustavo Trelles Lancia Delta Integrale 16V Finland Tommi Mäkinen Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
1989 France Alain Oreille Renault 5 GT Turbo Belgium Grégoire De Mévius Mazda 323 4WD Uruguay Gustavo Trelles Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
1988 Belgium Pascal Gaban Mazda 323 4WD Argentina Jorge Recalde Lancia Delta Integrale Belgium Pascal Gaban Lancia Delta Integrale
1987 Italy Alex Fiorio Lancia Delta HF Integrale Sweden Ove Olofsson Lancia Delta HF 4WD / Audi Coupé Quattro France Bertrand Balas Lancia Delta HF 4WD
Sweden Sören Nilsson Audi Coupé Quattro
France Claude Balesi Renault 5 GT Turbo
Greece Evangelos Gallo Toyota Corolla GT
Finland Fredrik Donner Subaru RX Turbo
Italy Franco Cunico Lancia Delta HF 4WD
United Kingdom George Donaldson Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

Victories by nation[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Drivers with most race wins
Driver Titles Wins
Uruguay Gustavo Trelles[2] 4 21
Japan Toshihiro Arai[3] 2 13
Austria Manfred Stohl 1 8
Australia Ed Ordynski 0 7
Argentina Gabriel Pozzo 1 7
Sweden Patrik Flodin 0 6
Belgium Gregoire de Mevius 2 6
France Quentin Gilbert 1 6
Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 1 5
France Alain Oreille 2 5
New Zealand Hayden Paddon 1 5
Argentina Jorge Recalde 0 5

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