Citroen unveils new C3 world rally car

One month before the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship gets underway at Rallye Monte Carlo, Citroen Racing has officially unveiled its C3 WRC in Abu Dhabi.

Complying with the new FIA regulations, which see the introduction of a new generation of World Rally Cars, the C3 WRC heralds the return of Citroen, with eight manufacturers’ titles and no fewer than 96 wins to the brand’s name.

For the 2017 season, the Citroen Total Abu Dhabi WRT will enter between two and four C3 WRCs for its crews; Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle, Craig Breen/Scott Martin, Stéphane Lefebvre/Gabin Moreau and Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi/Chris Patterson.

British driver Meeke has undertaken most of the development work on the new car - he has a longstanding association with Citroen’s rally entries and has achieved a high degree of success.