The C3 R5 once again showed clear speed as it collected a number of WRC2 and WRC3 stage wins at Rally Sardegna and enabled Marco Bulacia to claim third place in the WRC3. With six teams entered (Ostberg-Eriksen, Bulacia-Der Ohannesian, Rossel-Fulcrand, Camilli-Buresi, Ciamin-Roche, Johnston-Kihurani), the # C3R5 Family was very optimistic in Sardinia, to contest the sixth round of the world championship of rallies.
Thanks to Mads Ostberg, C3 R5 secured eleven best times out of sixteen, the C3 R5 was one of the animators of WRC2, on one of the most demanding terrain of the season. The fourth place points achieved could be decisive in the fight for the WRC2 title.
In WRC3 the C3 R5 has shown its competitiveness with a total of seven best times among all drivers. This competitiveness was rewarded by the third place of Marco Bulacia, who already won in Mexico and was second in Turkey, allowing him to retain the leadership in the championship.
Didier Clément, Citroen Racing Customer Competition Manager said: “It was a difficult weekend for all of us, the car was very competitive, as it shows every weekend anywhere, but surprisingly we lacked reliability. It was frustrating. As we had the speed and our drivers have shown that they could take the C3 R5 to the best positions in each stage in this highly selective Rally of Sardinia. Every day we work to offer a more reliable car with more performance. This weekend It was difficult, but I have no doubt that our teams will come back stronger in the next rounds on the calendar. “