2017 Citroen C3 WRC Review & Changes – Citroen Auto Racing has unveiled the ultimate appear and livery of Kris’s charger for the 2017 World Rally Tournament, the new C3 WRC. Launched with a celebration in Abu Dhabi, to tie in with the team’s primary recruit, the undisguised C3 WRC finally shows how great the aerodynamics will be for 2017. It will get a large two-element rear wing, plus aggressive vanes mounted on the front bumper. It features fake ‘Airbumps’ together with the side (they’re carbon fibre support), to assist publicize the sensible door protection that features on traditional C3s.
Citroen Auto racing team boss Yves Matton stated that Kris got enjoyed a ‘vital’ part of the development of the car, which has racked up more than 9000km of testing given that its first operates rear in April. ‘We necessary a head, who had a lot of specialized experience and data in conditions of improvement,’ Matton said. ‘Kris has become developing auto racing cars for the PSA Group for more than ten years. He is a skilled engineer, and that indicates he has become in a position to provide the detailed evaluation at specific details. He is unquestionably one of the primary reasons we could adhere to the schedule and satisfy our targets.’
The C3 is built to the WRC’s new 2017 regs, which bring back an ‘active’ center differential and free of charge up the engine with a larger turbo restrictor that improves power to around 380bhp. The cars can be wider, as well, and feature a lot more serious sleek help. Kris desires the new cars to be a real obstacle for car owners. ‘The 2017 car is a fantastic machine. It is very a big step from 2016,’ he mentioned. ‘We know the legislation changes however when you drive them in anger; they are a different beast; you need to be on your video game, every meter, to help keep on top of them. For me, the human being element will arrive at the front even more in 2017, because in locations it is likely to be difficult to get the perspective of these cars. Sometimes they are so, so fast.
‘Let’s see whenever we reach Monte,’ he added, ‘We’ve been pushing hard in screening, but you can never actually tell until you get to the competition and go up towards others drivers and cars. I am satisfied that we have completed a good job but there’s nevertheless always that thought in your mind, we don’t know in which we are about our competition.’ Citroen Racing also has proved which it will work two C3s in the first few rounds of the season, before increasing the line-up to three or four illustrations from Might onwards. That means that for the opening up event of 2017, Rallye Monte-Carlo, Kris will be joined in a C3 by Stephane Lefebvre, with Craig Breen making use of a DS 3 WRC. The Frenchman and Irishman will equally be in C3s by middle-time of a year, alongside with Citroen Racing’s 4th motorist, Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi.