It’s all go for Citroen C3 WRC action

Getting behind the wheel of a WRC car is the ultimate dream for rally fans. And now Citroën Racing is giving everyone the chance to experience the performances of the C3 WRC at: https://youtu.be/3DMhSnlf3Oo

This film was recorded at the Versailles-Satory circuit, with Stéphane Lefebvre and Gabin Moreau playing the lead roles. The French crew's Citroën C3 WRC was fitted with a GoPro Omni system, which synchronised footage from six 4K cameras. Positioned on the dashboard, this system provided a panoramic view of the cockpit and the road.

The sound system featured a 5.1 microphone, installed in the centre of the cockpit to pick up the general atmosphere, a shotgun microphone pointed towards the dashboard to record noise from the engine and powertrain and two microphones placed near the rear wheels to capture longitudinal and lateral acceleration. Crew conversations were taken from the C3 WRC's usual on-board communications system. Each element of the sound system was connected to an eight-track recorder, firmly secured inside the spare wheel.

For a fully immersive, 360° experience, a VR headset is best to hear the variety of tones offered by the sixteen Ambisonics channels, depending on the angle of observation. Meanwhile, Stéphane Lefebvre is the epitome of calmness as he drives the car whilst Gabin Moreau reads out the pace notes.