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Sep 05

ERC stars ready new Citroën for action

Past ERC stars Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre will be at the wheel of the C3 R5

ERC stars ready new Citroën for actionThe car Citroën hopes can bring it success in the FIA European Rally Championship is being put through its paces during initial testing this week.

Past ERC stars Craig Breen and Stéphane Lefebvre will be at the wheel of the C3 R5 as it undergoes its initial development testing ahead of customer sales beginning ahead of the 2018 season.

“We are reaching an important milestone this week with the first development tests of the car, which is already close to the finished product,” explained Yves Matton, Citroën Racing Team Principal. “The specifications given to the technical teams are clear: we want the Citroën C3 R5 to set new standards in the category, in terms of performance, reliability and controlled operating costs. In order to create an entirely new product, we used all of Citroën Racing’s experience in the WRC, adding contributions from leading technical suppliers such as Sadev for the transmission and Reiger for the suspension systems.”

Design work on the Citroën C3 R5 began approximately one year ago with the bulk of the mechanical components tested on ‘mules’ since the start of 2017.

The complete article here on fiaerc.com

source: fiaerc.com

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