Overview of the FIA WRC


FIA WRC는 1973년에 시작되었다. FIA에서 F1 이후 두번째로 창설된 대회였습니다. WRC 차는 DS3 WRC 처럼 양산차에 유래하고 있으며, 전세계의 다양하고 어려운 지형을 운전할 수 있는 최고의 드라이버들이 운전합니다.

WRC 어드벤쳐는 2014년에 15개의 나라를 이동하고 그리고 눈덮인 산길, 암벽길 등 모든 지형에서 달립니다.





DS3 WRC의 디자인은 2009년 가을에 시작되었습니다. 가능하면 일찍 개발을 시작하기위해, 차량 연구소는 연말에 건설되었습니다. 이전에 2000-cm3 터보 엔진을 장착했던 이 차량은 엔지니어들에 의해 연구되었습니다.

2010년 4월 첫 테스트를 통해 1.6 직분사 터보 엔진이 처음으로 DS3 WRC에 장착되었습니다. 첫 완전체 DS3 WRC는 베르사유의 시트로엥 레이싱 공장 근처에 위치한 샤토리 트랙에서 7월 23일에 시 운전되었습니다.





Kris Meeke (GB)


Born on 2 July 1979 in Dungannon (United Kingdom)
Codriver: Paul Nagle
2000: First rally
2002: First WRC rally
2005: Third in the J-WRC championship
2009: IRC champion
2014: Joined Citroën Racing


Mads Ostberg (NO)


Born on 11 October 1987 in Fredrikstad (Norway)
Codriver: Jonas Andersson
2004: First rally
2006: First WRC rally
2011: First WRC podium finish
2012: First WRC rally win
2014: Joined Citroën Racing


Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal bin Sultan Al Qassimi


Born on 18 February 1972 in Abu Dhabi
Codriver: Chris Patterson
2002: First rally
2004: First WRC rally
2004: Middle East Rally Champion
2009: Scored first point in the WRC
2013: Joined Citroën Racing



2014 calendar


16-19 January 2014: Rallye Monte Carlo

From the Hautes-Alpes region to the hills above Nice, the world’s oldest rally is raced on the magnificent roads of the south of France. The main difficulty is the weather, which can be unpredictable at this time of year.


5-8 February 2014: Rally Sweden

Although raced on icy ground, Rally Sweden is one of the fastest of the season thanks to the grip provided by studded tyres. While drivers can “lean” on walls of hardened snow, it is also easy to get stuck in them…


6-9 March 2014: Rally Guanajuato Mexico

With numerous mountain roads and a fantastic atmosphere, Rally Mexico has over the years become a WRC classic.


3-6 April 2014: Rally de Portugal

With plenty of gravel and a strong dose of spectacle, Rally de Portugal is without a doubt one of the most popular events of the season.


8-11 May 2014: Rally Argentina

Appreciated for its beautiful landscapes and the ambience created by the motorsport “aficionados”, Rally Argentina is the fifth leg in the FIA World Championship.


6-8 June 2014: Rally Italia Sardegna

The fast and narrow roads, lined with shrubs, trees and stones, leave absolutely no room for error on the part of drivers racing in Sardinia.


27-29 June 2014: Rally Poland

Absent from the WRC calendar since 2009, Rally Poland is back for the 2014 season. The very fast roads here are conducive to very high speeds.


1-3 August 2014: Rally Finland

Fast and highly technical, the emblematic Rally Finland is one of the year’s most difficult, where no co-driver errors are tolerated.


22-24 August 2014: Rally Deutschland

Seen as the most difficult asphalt race of the end of the season, Rally Deutschland and its unpredictable weather conditions make choosing the right tyres a tough task.


12-14 September 2014: Rally Australia

Rally Australia is clearly the most “exotic” of the season, holding plenty of surprises for the drivers.


3-5 October 2014: Rallye de France-Alsace

Nestled between the German/French border, the Vosges and the Black Forest, Rallye de France-Alsace boasts some stunning landscapes. But the terrain, alternating between narrow and fast sections, requires the full attention of the driving teams.


24-26 October 2014: Rally de Espana

With two days on asphalt and one day of specials on gravel, Rally de Espana is a singular event that imposes a particular driving style on the teams.


14-16 November 2014: Wales Rally GB

Wales Rally GB is generally a cold, wet and foggy event, which makes it a consistently fascinating spectacle.