First stage win for C3 WRC on the Monte

The final day of the Rallye Monte-Carlo saw Stéphane Lefebvre produce an impressive display on the Col de Turini to claim the Citroen C3 WRC's first stage win. Citroën Total Abu Dhabi, Craig Breen – who finished fifth overall – and Stéphane Lefebvre therefore put their first points on the board in the 2017 World Championships.

In the Drivers' World Championship, Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre are positioned fifth and seventh respectively. The points scored by Stéphane Lefebvre mean that Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT end the opening weekend fourth in the Manufacturers' standings.

British driver Kris Meeke was not able to contest the final leg. The no. 7 C3 WRC was hit by another vehicle on the road section to Monaco, leaving the car with a damaged rear right-hand wheel and the crew were left with no option but to retire.

The WRC returns in a few weeks' time at Rally Sweden, on 9-12 February.