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ALL THE 2019 RESULTS OF CITROËN IN WRC

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RALLY WALES SUMMARY

Despite a difficult weekend, Citroën Total World Rally Team secured its eleventh podium in twelve rounds this weekend in Wales and Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia’s eighth top-three finish. This impressive result has allowed the French crew to remain in second position in the championship, 28 points behind the leaders. With Sunday’s final leg only covering 38.42km, and held on stages well known to all of the crews, it was a tough challenge for Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia to make up the deficit to the top two crews. Matters were only made worse when the Great Orme stage (4.74km), was cancelled this year for safety reasons. At that point, the French pair focused on keeping clear of trouble in the countless tricky sections, before really going for it in the Power Stage. They were second fastest on the final stage, and as a result added four bonus points to finish third overall.

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia moved into the top three after the rally’s first proper stage, before driving aggressively in the C3 WRC on Friday afternoon, claiming two stage wins and confirming their intention to try and secure a sixth win at this round. They ended the opening leg just 3.4 seconds off the lead. Determined to pursue their push on Saturday, not only the longest leg of the weekend but also contested without a mid-leg service, the six-time World Champions once again pushed as hard as they could in an exciting and closely-fought fight at the front. Unfortunately, they weren't quite able to match the pace of the other two championship contenders, beginning Sunday’s final leg in third place, 17.3 seconds behind the leaders and 6.3 seconds off second place. After driving somewhat cautiously on the first proper stage as they got to grips with the handling of the C3 WRC on the greasy Welsh roads, Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm immediately upped their pace with a fourth fastest time, 4.0 seconds off the pace on the following stage (Penmachno, 16.19km). A third fastest time, just 1.0 second off the leading pace on Aberhirnant (SS5, 10.26km) meant they made it to the mid-leg service on day one just 7.8 seconds off the podium.

However, the Finnish duo were then caught out by one of the stages’ unexpected changes in grip, overestimating the grip available on a braking point at the start of the second loop, ending their chances of a top-three finish. Having re-joined the action under Rally 2 rules on Saturday, they focused on improving their knowledge of the intricacies of the event and learning what it is like to start first in the running order on muddy, slippery roads, sometimes flooded with standing water. They nonetheless showed impressive speed at certain points, scoring a third fastest time on the Power Stage, within a second of the stage-winning time.

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RALLY TURKEY
12 - 15 SEPTEMBER

CITROËN CLAIMS A ONE-TWO FINISH AND MOVES BACK INTO THE TITLE HUNT !

Brilliantly reliable and competitive, the C3 WRCs of Sébastien Ogier – Julien Ingrassia and Esapekka Lappi Janne Ferm claimed a magnificent one-two finish at Rally Turkey, enabling the French crew to move back into serious contention in the race for the drivers’ and co-drivers’ world titles.
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FINAL PROVISIONAL STANDINGS

1. Ogier / Ingrassia (Citroën C3 WRC) 3h50’12’’1
2. Lappi / Ferm (Citroën C3 WRC) +34’’7
3. Mikkelsen / Jaeger (Hyundai i20 WRC) +1’04’’5

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DRIVERS' WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Ott Tänak – 210 points
2. Sébastien Ogier – 193 points
8. Esapekka Lappi – 80 points

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MANUFACTURERS' WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Hyundai WRT – 314 points
2. Toyota Gazoo Racing – 295 points
3. Citroën Total WRT – 259 points

17TH RALLYE DEUTSCHLAND, FROM 22 TO 25 AUGUST

CITROËN ALREADY FOCUSED ON TURKEY

Sébastien Ogier – Julien Ingrassia and Esapekka Lappi – Janne Ferm ended Rallye Deutschland a disappointing seventh and eighth overall, as both crews struggled throughout the event to deliver their full potential in the C3 WRC, the French pair also collecting two harsh punctures. A tough weekend that the Citroën Total World Rally Team nevertheless leaves in determined mood, aiming to bounce back at the next round in Turkey (12-15 September).

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RALLY FINLAND, 1 - 4 AUGUST

CITROËN’S FLYING FINNS GRAB SECOND PLACE ON HOME TURF

Runners-up at their home round after a high quality performance in their C3 WRC, Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm consolidated their pedigree as “Flying Finns” by securing a 2nd place finish on home turf.

This second podium of the season for the Lappi-Ferm crew, the sixth of their short WRC career, is also the eighth in nine rounds this season for the Citroën Total World Rally Team.
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FINAL PROVISIONAL STANDINGS

1. Tänak / Järveoja (Toyota Yaris WRC) 2h30'40''3
2. Lappi / Ferm (Citroën C3 WRC) + 25''6 
5. Ogier / Ingrassia (Citroën C3 WRC) + 56''1

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DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Ott Tänak - 180 points
2. Sébastien Ogier - 158 points 
8. Esapekka Lappi - 58 points

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MANUFACTURERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Hyundai WRT - 262 points
2. Toyota Gazoo Racing - 236 points
3. Citroën Total WRT - 198 points

RALLY FINLAND SUMMARY

Citroën Total World Rally Team’s eighth podium of the season was supplemented by a fine fifth place for French drivers Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia. This fifth place finish was achieved in spite of driver Ogier battling illness over the weekend, showing his grit and determination to stay in the fight and claim precious points for the championship.

With the final leg starting on the stage for which they were absent last year, Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm knew that a tough job lay ahead of them. Their lack of presence in 2018 also meant that they had no experience of driving the second stage of the loop at full speed. In control of proceedings throughout the weekend in the C3 WRC, the Finns nonetheless had to show great steel as they headed into the final stage. After limiting the time lost on the first runs, and confirming their pace notes, they moved clear of the third-placed crew on the second pass. They then went on to equal their best result so far with the Red Army, who were runners-up in Sweden, to secure a richly deserved podium at their home round.

Esapekka and Janne showed their intentions right from the word go, setting the second fastest time – just a tenth down on the lead time – on the first proper stage (19.34km). They then confirmed this promising start as they made it to the end of the opening leg in third position, just 2.4s off the pace. Full of confidence in the C3 WRC which leaves no margin for error, they further improved on Saturday’s leg with two more stage wins (SS16 & SS18) amidst the four-way battle for the lead - taking them up to second place, with a lead of 12.4s. An advantage that they managed masterfully on today’s short final leg, showing their experience and ability to deal with whatever was thrown at them.

Second on the road on Friday and therefore obliged to sweep the fine layer of loose gravel off the roads, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia managed to limit the time lost, ending the day in seventh position, just 12.9s off the podium. Unfortunately, Sébastien then suffered a disrupted night’s sleep after falling ill and was forced to set his sights for Saturday’s leg. He nonetheless showed great persistence and determination to fight against the exhaustion and moved up to fifth overall, within striking distance of fourth place. Having enjoyed a better night’s sleep, he went back on the offensive on Sunday with the same tenacity, but missed out on fourth place by just 2.7s. The points scored at this rally, including two bonus points earned in the Power Stage, means he still lies second in the drivers’ championship and in contention for a seventh consecutive world title.

16TH RALLY ITALIA - SARDINIA, 13 - 16 JUNE

CITROËN FIGHTS TO SECURE PRECIOUS POINTS WITH THE C3 WRC IN SARDINIA

While Citroën Total World Rally Team’s chances of a strong overall result were compromised early on, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia proved once again that they remain fierce competitors, grabbing the second fastest time on the Power Stage and four bonus points. Meanwhile, Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm finished in seventh overall, having managed the last two legs admirably.

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Rally de Portugal
30 May - 2 June

CITROËN POCKET YET ANOTHER PODIUM

After a short tour of South America, the World Rally Championship returns to Europe for its seventh round. Citroën Total World Rally Team prepares to compete at a rally that feels special for both crews, Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia and Esapekka Lappi / Janne Ferm. Both pairs are really determined to do well at Rally de Portugal.
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FINAL PROVISIONAL STANDINGS

1. Tänak / Järveoja (Toyota Yaris WRC) 3h20’22’’8
2. Neuville / Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) +15’’9
3. Ogier / Ingrassia (Citroën C3 WRC) +57’’1

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DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Sébastien Ogier – 142 points
2. Ott Tänak – 140 points
10. Esapekka Lappi – 34 points

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MANUFACTURERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Hyundai WRT – 202 points
2. Toyota Gazoo Racing – 182 points
3. Citroën Total WRT – 158 points

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RALLY CHILE
2-12 MAY

THE C3 WRC SECURES ITS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE PODIUM AS OGIER-INGRASSIA FINISH AS RUNNERS-UP

At the WRC’s inaugural outing in Chile, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia continued their impressive series of podiums to finish as runners-up. It was an incredibly intense battle in their C3 WRC, following the improvements made to the car by Citroën Total World Rally Team since Rally Argentina. This result sees them reclaim the championship lead. Increasingly comfortable as the rally progressed, Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm finished sixth overall.
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FINAL PROVISIONAL STANDINGS

1. Tänak / Järveoja (Toyota Yaris WRC) 3h15’53’’8
2. Ogier / Ingrassia (Citroën C3 WRC) +23’’1
6. Lappi / Ferm (Citroën C3 WRC) +3’45’’4

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DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Sébastien Ogier – 122 points
2. Ott Tänak – 112 points
8. Esapekka Lappi – 34 points

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MANUFACTURERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Hyundai WRT – 178 points
2. Toyota Gazoo Racing – 149 points
3. Citroën Total WRT – 143 points

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39TH RALLY ARGENTINA
25-28 APRIL

A FIFTH CONSECUTIVE PODIUM FOR THE C3 WRC AS OGIER-INGRASSIA FINISH THIRD

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia produced another heroic performance to claim their fourth podium of the season and Citroën Total World Rally Team’s fifth in 2019, after a nail-biting finish on the final stage!
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FINAL PROVISIONAL STANDINGS

1. Neuville / Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) 3h20’54’’6
2. Mikkelsen / Jaeger (Hyundai i20 WRC) +48’’4
3. Ogier / Ingrassia (Citroën C3 WRC) +1’04’’8

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DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Thierry Neuville – 110 points
2. Sébastien Ogier – 100 points
8. Esapekka Lappi – 26 points

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MANUFACTURERS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Hyundai WRT – 157 points
2. Toyota Gazoo Racing – 120 points
3. Citroën Total WRT – 117 points

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62ND TOUR OF CORSICA
28-31 MARCH

A FOURTH CONSECUTIVE PODIUM FOR C3 WRC AS OGIER-INGRASSIA FINISH RUNNERS-UP IN CORSICA

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia’s strict determination helped them to secure their third podium of the season in Corsica and Citroën Total World Rally Team’s fourth podium finish in as many races this year. Their hard-earned second place takes them to within two points of the top of the drivers’ World Championship.
Meanwhile, Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm finished seventh overall, helping to consolidate Citroën’s second place in the manufacturers’ standings and racking up important miles in the C3 WRC at an all-asphalt event.
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FINAL PROVISIONAL STANDINGS

1. Neuville / Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) 3:22:59.0
2. Ogier / Ingrassia +40.3
7. Lappi / Ferm +2:09.1

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DRIVERS' WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Thierry Neuville – 82 points
2. Sébastien Ogier – 80 points
6. Esapekka Lappi – 26 points

 

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MANUFACTURERS' WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Hyundai WRT – 114 points
2. Citroën Total WRT – 102 points
3. Toyota Gazoo Racing – 98 points

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19TH RALLY MEXICO
7-10 MARCH

CITROËN SECURES ITS SECOND WIN OF THE SEASON WITH OGIER-INGRASSIA!

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia produced an incredibly calm and collected performance on Sunday’s final leg to claim their second win from three events in 2019. The C3 WRC has now finished on the podium at every round since the start of the season in Monte-Carlo. The win also means Citroën Racing has extended its record for the most wins at Rally Mexico to eight.
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Sébastien and Julien claimed their fifth win in Mexico, after they previously secured victories in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018.

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It’s also the third time in as many rounds in 2019 that Citroën Total World Rally Team has finished on one of the top two steps of the podium. 

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C3 WRC has also made its mark at this event, despite its reputation as a particularly demanding rally due to the high temperatures and extreme altitudes.

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67TH RALLY SWEDEN
14-17 FEBRUARY

SECOND PLACE FOR LAPPI-FERM !

Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm produced a highly impressive performance this weekend to secure their first podium finish for Citroën Total WRT. Fiercely holding off the attacks of their competitive rivals during Sunday’s final leg in their C3 WRC, the Finnish duo ended the rally in second place overall. Meanwhile, recent winners of the Rallye Monte-Carlo, Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia used all of their talent and determination to scoop two bonus points on the Power Stage, despite the disappointment of retiring earlier in the rally.

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87TH RALLYE MONTE-CARLO
22-27 JANUARY

SÉBASTIEN OGIER AND JULIEN INGRASSIA SECURE HISTORIC
100TH WRC WIN FOR CITROËN!

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia produced a heroic effort in their C3 WRC on today’s final leg to win the Rallye Monte-Carlo by the narrowest margin in the history of the event. A winning margin that reflected the intensity of the fight and the performance delivered, a performance that saw Citroën Racing claim its hundredth WRC win at the start of the year in which the brand celebrates its centenary!

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