Citroen will kick off the 2015 World Rally Championship season in Monaco and with the Rallye Monte-Carlo on a very high note. They are going to bring bak the legendary Sebastien Loeb driving their new DS 3 WRC rally car.
The nine-time WRC champion will take part only in the first round of 2015 WRC in a one-off appearance for his former team and try to score maximum points for them. He will be joined by his trusty navigator, Daniel Elena. Sebastien Loeb has a glorious WRC career with nine world titles and 78 rallies (including seven wins in Monaco). He’s also competed in Rallycross, Le Mans, and FIA GT series.
The Citroen DS 3 WRC Loeb will be piloting in Rallye Monte-Carlo has been updated for the new season. The engine, suspension, aerodynamics and gearbox have all been modified and improved over the previous version.
“The DS 3 WRC is a very accomplished car, but we have worked hard to make it even more competitive,” commented Xavier Mestelan-Pinon, Citroën Racing’s Technical Director. “For example, we have focused our efforts on the engine so that it delivers more power and torque, whilst also improving reliability. Taking advantage of the changes in the regulations, we have reintroduced steering wheel-mounted paddles for the gear changes. Other significant improvements have been made to the aerodynamics, with a new spoiler and a new front end that will be introduced shortly, as well as to the weight distribution with the use of lighter parts. Lastly, we have altered the kinematics of the rear suspension. Work is ongoing and, in the next few months, we will be presenting another aerodynamic upgrade.”