Take driving lunacy to one level above Formula 1 and you end up with World Rally Championship (WRC) and the 2011 WRC saga is about to start from 10th Feb and guess what? Citroen has revealed its firepower against the odds. For 2011 season Citroen dumped the old, outdated C4 and came up with astonishing DS3( Picture below), never the less, Ford replaced their Focus with Fiesta S2000 and to get things a bit more pumped up, Mini decided to compete in 2011 season as well.
All competing cars comply with 2011 regulations of WRC. All of them are fitted with 1.6litre turbocharged engine with power going to all four wheels. So this time it is really dependent on driver and team to win. Ford says that with Fiesta they’ll be able to come over their reliability problems which made them pay 2010 season trophy to Citroen. We’ll have to wait for the first rally to see whats what…
The mini will compete in 6 out of 13 rounds of WRC 2011 season and will compete in full 2012 season. Loeb has got to show his talent this time. With an outdated Ford Focus of Mikko Hirvonen Loeb could win 2010 championship but this time Ford has given Hirvonen a rocket so Leob has to get ballistic this time.
For Kimi Raikenon we can only hope for the best. Kimi came 10th in 2010 season after making a shift from Formula 1 with 7 retirements. So this 2007 F1 champion has to work hard in his new DS3 with Junior Citreon team.
the_SHIFT’s favorite Peter Solberg came 3rd in overall drivers’ championship in 2010 season making Citroen C4 win all top three slots in drivers’ championship. We wish all the best to Solberg WRC team.