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A HOME MEET FOR CITROËN

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WTCC – Circuit Paul Ricard – Preview

15 April 2014

PAUL RICARD CIRCUIT (19-20 APRIL 2014) – PREVIEW

FIA WORLD TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 – MARRAKECH- Just a week after the opening round in Marrakech, the FIA WTCC is to make its first ever visit to the Paul Ricard Circuit.

– The Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs have already made quite an impression in their first outing in the competition, grabbing the top three places in the first race, and the top two in the second.

– José-María López leads the World Championship standings, one point ahead of Sébastien Loeb. After a troubled start in Marrakech, Yvan Muller lies fifth.

Even when they are not out on the track, the Citroën Racing team are in a race against time. With just four days between the end of the Marrakech meeting and the first free practice sessions at the Paul Ricard Circuit, the team cannot afford to relax. As soon as the trucks arrive at the French circuit – after crossing the Mediterranean by boat and 2500 km on the road – the mechanics will start work on three Citroën C-Elysée WTCC cars, and particularly that of Yvan Muller, which was severely damaged in a collision last Sunday.

“The damage is quite something to behold, but the chassis structure remains intact and we’re going to be able to repair the car in time,” says Citroën Racing’s Technical Director, Xavier Mestelan. “We really want Yvan’s car to be in top shape so that he can compete on equal terms. That doesn’t mean we’ll neglect Pechito and Seb’s cars, though! Despite all the preparatory work we did in testing, we are still in the process of getting to know the car.”

A FIRST FOR THE PAUL RICARD CIRCUIT

Since it was created in 2005, the FIA WTCC has visited two French venues: Magny-Cours (in 2005 and 2006) and Pau (in 2007 and 2009). This year sees the competition return to France, with its first ever visit to the Paul Ricard Circuit. A relatively short 3.841 km course has been selected out of a wealth of possible options.

Unlike the Marrakech circuit, which comprises a succession of long straight sections and involves a lot of heavy braking, the French circuit contains a number of big, fast corners. The drivers will enjoy taking on Paul Ricard’s trademark combination: the Signes bend, followed by the “Double Droite du Beausset”, the hardest corner on the circuit.

“I think the crowd will see some interesting battles in Le Castellet,” predicts Yvan Muller. “I’ve got happy memories of Paul Ricard, particularly from the Touring Car World Cup. That was back in 1995. I barely dare say the year! It was only my second season in Super Touring, but I finished in fourth place.”

“It’s one of the circuits I know the best, and I hold it in high regard,” adds Sébastien Loeb. “I hope to be in the mix at the French meeting. We’ll see where the real opportunities for overtaking lie. It probably won’t be easy, as the straight sections are relatively short. I think that qualifying will be crucial again.”
Citroën Racing, like some of its competitors, did some testing at Le Castellet in late March. Although the weather could be more spring-like this time around, the knowledge they have acquired of the track can only be beneficial.

LOPEZ LEADS, LOEB IN SECOND

After a near-perfect weekend in Marrakech, the team and its drivers lead both World Championships. In the Team standings, Citroën is 51 points clear of its nearest rival. Among the drivers, things are closer. With one pole position, one race win and one second-place finish, José-María López has a total of 48 points, to Sébastien Loeb’s 47. Having had to pull out of the second race in Morocco, Yvan Muller is currently in fifth place with 17 points.

“The way the first weekend of the season went confirmed that we have a group of exceptional drivers,” said Citroën Racing Team Principal, Yves Matton. “I really hope that Yvan will fare better this time and notch up his first win of 2014. We dominated in Marrakech, but we are keeping our feet firmly on the ground. We still have a lot to learn and we know that our rivals will improve quickly.”
THE PROGRAMME

The weekend kicks off with half an hour of free practice on Friday (12.30 p.m.). Two further practice sessions on the Saturday, at 9 a.m. and 11.30 a.m., will help the teams prepare for qualifying at 3 p.m. Like in Formula 1, the crucial qualifying runs will take place in three stages. Q1 (20 minutes), Q2 (10 minutes, involving only the 12 fastest drivers from Q1) and finally, Q3 (one flying lap for the five quickest drivers from Q2). On the Sunday, race 1 (16 laps) will get underway at 1.15 p.m. Once they have made their required post-race visit to the parc fermé, the teams will have just 15 minutes’ ‘repair time’ before race 2, which will get going at 5.15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LUSAIL (Qatar): Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah cruised through the final six gravel special stages of the Manateq Qatar International Rally to seal a convincing victory on Saturday.

A record-breaking 14th victory in his home event also marked a remarkable 70th MERC victory in the 211-event history of the FIA Middle East Rally Championships since 1984. His French co-driver Matthieu Baumel duly claimed his third win in Qatar and a career 18th in the MERC.

The success also marked the first outright FIA championship rally win for Volkswagen’s Polo GTI R5 that made its debut at the WRC in Spain last October and claimed WRC 2 success in Sweden in February with Norwegian driver Ole Christian Veiby. Customer Polos have already won national events in Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Latvia this year

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RALLY MUNDIAL 2015: RALLY REPORT MAGAZINE ARGENTINA OBSERVA SU EDICIÓN 124 Y LLEGA A 11.000 MIL SEGUIDORES EN LA FANPAGE DE SU EDITOR

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Mucho trabajo, preparativos para el armado de la edición 124 de nuestra publicación RRM Argentina y además muy felices con la estupenda aceptación de miles de seguidores en nuestras fanpages en las redes sociales.  Mucho agradecimiento y confianza para seguir por más en todos los aspectos de la información en la actividad a nivel nacional e internacional.

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Hola Amigos & fans, les quiero agradecer profundamente su seguimiento diario, mediante mis informes, fotos, links de mis fanpages de trabajo, de teams, drivers, videos y todo lo relacionado con la actividad que nos apasiona, y nos une en cada jornada, el RALLY, en especial el WRC. Llegamos juntos a 11.000 friends que comparten esta pasión, y labor junto a mí.

Los quiero mucho, un fuerte abrazo y vámos por más.
Les entrego esta emocionante foto de uno de mis autos favoritos, diría de leyenda el Subaru Impreza WRC 555 que tripulaban en el Rally de Cataluña en España 2002, el vikingo noruego Petter Solberg y su navegante galés Phil Mills junto a la histórica empresa británica Prodrive, bajo el apoyo económico desde Mitaka en Tokio en Japón by STI.

A menos de 10 días del Rally blanco de Suecia, con mucha expectativa para volver a ver a los mejores exponentes del WRC en los caminos forestales nórdicos, les dejamos una foto recordatoria de la edición 1995 con el Impreza 555 de Grupo A que intervinieron en esa instancia en el equipo azul de Prodrive, el español Carlos Sainz, el recordado escocés Colin McRae y el local Mat Jonsson.

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MANRICO MARTELLA & MIQUEL LISO, SE JUNTARON EN LA PREVIA DEL RALLYRACC-CATALUNYA-COSTA DAURADA-ESPAÑA WRC 2014

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Los dos eximios fotógrafos se reunieron en Salou, para revivir su historia en el WRC, preparando todo para la cobertura de la 50 edición del Rally mixto catalán.

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Dos grandes amigos y fotógrafos de la historia en el WRC, un italiano, Manrico Martella & Miquel Liso., un español que ha dado todo por el Rally en la década de los años 90. Hoy con dos trabajos diferentes, Manri con la labor a tiempo completo en el Rally Mondiale e Miquel con su talento innovador en las fotografías en la fórmula 1.
También con sus nuevos libros, que remiten la mítica leyenda de la Lancia Delta Hf Integrale & el anuario de la máxima categoría del automóvilismo internacional, la F1.
Esperando el Rally RACC Catalunya – Rally de España se encontraron en Salou para conversar de las vivencias del pasado y actuales que tienen hoy en día en el Motorsport en el plano global ambos con su esencia de buenas personas y con gran capacidad de lavoro, tomando las mejores imagénes de la actividad en el deporte del motor.
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